£
Transportation and Economic Development Challenges
Preview

Hardback

Transportation and Economic Development Challenges

9781849801676 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Kenneth Button, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, US and Aura Reggiani, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84980 167 6 Extent: 224 pp
Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuel-efficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The contributions to this volume assess transportation interactions with employment and income, examine some of the policies that have been deployed to maximize the economic and social impacts of transportation provision at the local and regional levels and analyze how advances in transportation technologies have, and will, impact future development.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Contributors
Contents
More Information
Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuel-efficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The authors in this volume assess transportation interactions with employment and income, examine some of the policies that have been deployed to maximize the economic and social impacts of transportation provision at the local and regional levels and analyze how advances in transportation technologies have impacted, and will, impact future development.

Due in part to the general liberalization of markets, there have been major changes in the institutional environment in which transportation is supplied; these changes inevitably affect wider economic systems and development, although in turn these changes feed back upon transportation networks. The contributors to this work develop these and other themes from a variety of perspectives, implementing a wide range of academic approaches into their analyses. Stemming from initiatives of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR), Transportation and Economic Development Challenges presents a body of research that exemplifies the organization’s objective of fostering research collaboration around the world.

This book serves as a much-needed bridge between transportation and economic development. As such, it will be of significant interest to students and scholars of economics, transport studies and development, policymakers, and anyone with an interest in broadening their understanding of the links between economics and transportation.
Contributors
Contributors: N. Akyelken, V. Been, K. Button, R. Cheng, A. Dunning, R. Gerike, J. Gerlach, M. Givoni, A.R. Goetz, E. Jones, H. Lim, J. Madar, S. McDonnell, J.S. Myers, D. Niemeier, T. Pauwels, A. Rau, A. Reggiani, P. Rietveld, N. Shiode, E. Van de Voorde, T. Vanelslander, A. Verhetsel
Contents
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Kenneth Button and Aura Reggiani

2. The Relationship between Megaregions and Megapolitans: Transportation Planning for the Two Scales
Jason S. Myers and Anne Dunning

3. The Global Economic Crisis, Investment in Transport Infrastructure, and Economic Development
Andrew R. Goetz

4. Distance in the Existence of Political Pathologies: Rationalized Transport Policies and Trade
Nihan Akyelken

5. Access to Rail in Urban Areas: Examination of the Number of Stations
Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld

6. Parcel Distribution Networks for Online Shopping Business
Hyunwoo Lim and Narushige Shiode

7. Discussion of the Necessity of Accessibility Standards: The German ‘Guidelines for Integrated Network Design’ (RIN)
Regine Gerike, Andreas Rau and Jürgen Gerlach

8. Transportation Planning of the Future: Mitigating GHGs in the US through Green Litigation
Deb Niemeier, Erica Jones and Roger Cheng

9. Matching Words and Deeds? How Transit-Oriented are the Bloomberg-Era Rezonings in New York City?
Simon McDonnell, Josiah Madar and Vicki Been

10. Policymaking on Waterside Industrial Sites: An Empirical Study for Flanders
Tom Pauwels, Eddy Van de Voorde, Thierry Vanelslander and Ann Verhetsel

Index

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

View sample chapter

eBook
$40.00
eISBN: 978 0 85793 063 7
My Cart