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Innovations in Transport

Success, Failure and Societal Impacts

9781800373365 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy, Jan Anne Annema, Associate Professor of Transport Policy, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and Jonathan Köhler, Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
Publication Date: November 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 336 5 Extent: c 368 pp
This timely book explores the likely success or failure of potential transport innovations. Chapters examine societally relevant effects of transport innovations, including impacts on the environment, accessibility, safety and more. It focuses on complex innovations in which both public and private actors are involved.

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This timely book explores the likely success or failure of potential transport innovations. Chapters examine societally relevant effects of transport innovations, including impacts on the environment, accessibility, safety and more. It focuses on complex innovations in which both public and private actors are involved.

Combining insights from innovation sciences with evolutionary economics, business economics, managerial sciences, psychology and history, the chapters consider state-of-the-art innovation theories applied to sustainable transport, with an emphasis on approaches to understanding behaviour. The book then explores a range of potential transitions, covering technological innovations such as vehicle electrification, e-bikes, and light electric vehicles in city logistics, before moving on to look at service innovations including carsharing, mobility as a service, and e-shopping.

Offering coverage of both frameworks and innovation examples themselves, this book will be an interesting read for transport studies and innovation scholars. It will also be a useful tool for policymakers and planners working in the area.
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‘A systems change is on its way. Cities all over the world are changing their mobility paradigms trying to transform car-oriented cities into places for people. This change goes hand in hand with the necessary change towards climate neutral mobility and more livable cities. It comes at a time when car ownership can be replaced by alternatives such as shared mobility or mobility as a service and many other smaller and larger innovations are shaping the future. In this book it is shown how transition theory and other frameworks can help to understand the incremental and radical changes that are supporting this transition towards a more sustainable mobility system. A must read for everyone who wants to understand how the future of mobility will look like!’
– Cathy Macharis, VUB-Mobilise, Belgium

‘The transportation field has long put its faith in technological innovation as a way to solve our problems, whether traffic congestion or environmental impacts. But it is not that simple, as the theoretical frameworks and specific examples presented in this book demonstrate. Readers will find many important insights here.’
– Susan Handy, University of California, Davis, US
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Contributors include: Jan Anne Annema, Yashar Araghi, Bart van Arem, Marlous Arentshorst, Wouter Boon, Long Cheng, Gonçalo H. A. Correia, Jannes Craens, Ron van Duin, Erik Figenbaum, Koen Frenken, Cyriac George, Jonathan Köhler, Ove Langeland, Toon Meelen, Karla Münzel, Bonno Pel, Walther Ploos van Amstel, Hans Quak, Henrike Rau, William Riggs, Joachim Scheiner, Kunbo Shi, Maaike Snelder, Sun Qi, Lóránt Tavasszy, Wijnand Veeneman, Bert van Wee, Isabel R. Wilmink, Frank Witlox, Giovanni Zenezini
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