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Transportation And The Environment

Author : Gabriela Ionescu
ISBN : 9781771884679
Genre : Nature
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new book takes a nuanced look at building a sustainable transportation infrastructure and provides an overview of the harmful effect of various modes of transportation on the environment. The environmental impact of transportation is significant. Transportation is a major user of energy, it burns most of the world's petroleum, and is the fastest-growing contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Although environmental regulations in many countries have reduced the individual vehicle's emissions, this has been offset by an increase in vehicles on the road and airways.

Strategic Environmental Assessment In Transport And Land Use Planning

Author : Thomas B. Fischer
ISBN : 185383811X
Genre : Architecture
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Assessing the full scale of environmental impacts is essential for effective planning of transport and land use. This is the first book to establish the effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) through comparative analysis of practice in three countries: Britain, The Netherlands and Germany. The author shows that use of SEA is widespread but far from systematic. He demonstrates the advantages of adopting a systematic application of a comprehensive form of SEA derived from all the major current approaches. Only once this approach is fully understood and systematically applied will the full benefits be achieved and environmental impacts minimized. This is essential reading for all those involved in planning, transport and different forms of land use, and in environmental impact assessment.

Sustainability Assessment For The Transportation Environment Of Darjeeling India

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ISBN : OCLC:1051348985
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Abstract: Darjeeling is an important tourist hill town of West Bengal, India. It suffers from an acute problem of transportation, particularly during its peak tourist seasons due to limited road space, inadequate public transport facilities and indiscriminate use of automobiles. This hill town was originally designed for a population of 10, 000, but over the years, it has come face-to-face with rapid urbanization, a rising population of both tourists and residents and intensifying motor vehicle usage. These factors together are posing a threat to its transport environment. This study identifies the Sustainable Transport Indicators (STIs) available in the existing literature to identify the critical stretches using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) based on experts' consensus. It was found that the experts placed emphasis on the mobility of the town, talking about vehicular impact on air pollution and encroachment of roads as the main issues affecting the sustainability of the transport environment. Thereafter, policy-level interventions have been suggested in accordance with the identified sustainability issues. We trust that other tourist hill towns with issues similar to Darjeeling could easily emulate the study methodology to assess their transport environment sustainability, or replicate on the lines of the recommended policy interventions. Highlights: Economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability indicators were used. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to assess experts' opinions. Relative importance of sustainability indicators was measured using AHP. Proposed policy-interventions can be beneficial to similar tourist hill towns.

The Sustainability Of Air Transportation

Author : Milan Janic
ISBN : 9781351881388
Genre : Transportation
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This book presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the sustainability of the contemporary civil air transport system, examining its three main components: airports, air traffic control, and airlines. It offers an in-depth examination and quantitative insight into the system's current and prospective structure and operations, as well as the related effects and impacts. The sustainability of the air transport system is considered along a global trajectory of growing effects and diminishing and/or stagnating impacts on society and environment under conditions of continuous growth. In doing so, the author examines the situations of users of the system (passengers and freight shippers), air transport operators (airports, air traffic control and airlines), aerospace manufacturers, local and national communities, policymakers and the general public. The book possesses the unique and distinctive feature of providing an analysis and assessment of the air transport system's sustainability through elaboration of its technical/technological, operational, economic, social, environmental and institutional performances and their causality. It is written for advanced graduate and post-graduate students, researchers, planners, stakeholders, and policymakers dealing with the various sustainability issues of the contemporary air transport system.

Transport The Environment And Sustainable Development

Author : D. Banister
ISBN : 9781135155162
Genre : Architecture
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This book presents the current thinking from leading authorities worldwide on transport and the environment and focuses on the link between transport supply and use and environmental degradation.

Building Blocks For Sustainable Transport

Author : Adriaan Perrels
ISBN : 9780080447094
Genre : Transportation
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This book argues that the issues surrounding sustainable transport constitute a new - post-modern - phase in transport policy and management. Achieving sustainable transport requires more than 'optimal' management of congestion and the effects on public health and the environment. Assessments of external effects, and their optimal levels, tend to be piecemeal, localized, and focused on a specific type of effect. Sustainability, on the other hand, is a comprehensive, forward-looking concept that encompasses the achievement of a state of society that is better overall; it requires a widened concept of welfare that includes environmental quality and social justice in both the short and long term. This book is organized into three sections, each discussing a major set of challenges to the transition to a sustainable transport system.

Assessment And Decision Making For Sustainable Transport

Author : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
ISBN : 9789282113134
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This report makes recommendations for good practice bringing the results of economic appraisals and environmental assessments before decision makers in the transport sector on the basis of reviews of recent experience in infrastructure planning and policy development in seven countries.

Strategic Environmental Assessment In The Transport Sector

Author : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
ISBN : 9789264162266
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This report contributes to the development of effective procedures for incorporating adequate environmental assessments in all strategic transport sector decisions.

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

Author : Gary Haq
ISBN : NWU:35556025471350
Genre : Transportation
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This book provides a detailed examination of how sustainability has been interpreted in transport and environmental policy at a European, national and local level. The approaches of Britain and the Netherlands are compared within the context of the European Union.

Handbook Of Sustainability Assessment

Author : Angus Morrison-Saunders
ISBN : 9781783471379
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The Handbook of Sustainability Assessment introduces the theory and practice of sustainability assessment and showcases the state-of-the-art research. The aim is to provide inspiration and guidance to students, academics and practitioners alike and to contribute to the enhancement of sustainability assessment practice worldwide. It emphasises how traditional impact assessment practices can be enhanced to contribute to sustainable outcomes. Featuring original contributions from leading sustainability assessment researchers and practitioners, it forms part of the Research Handbooks on Impact Assessment series.

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