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Urban Sustainable Mobility

A cura di: Elisabetta Venezia

Urban Sustainable Mobility

The book deals with the aspects related to the main topic of urban sustainable mobility in the light of a steady growth of urban motorised traffic. The volume presents various methodological approaches adopted to assess the relation between the environment and sustainable travel behaviour in order to reduce efficiently environmental and economic problems and thus raise standards of living in our cities.

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Pages: 196

ISBN: 9788856837421

Edition: 1a edizione 2011

Publisher code: 380.376

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The book covers a certain number of aspects related to the main topic of urban sustainable mobility in the light of a steady growth of urban motorised traffic. The volume presents and criticises various methodological approaches adopted to assess the relation between the environment and sustainable travel behaviour in order to reduce efficiently environmental and economic problems and thus raise standards of living in our cities.
To do so, as suggested by some authors in this book, the development of a correct transport policy based on quantitative approaches is essential to investigate the concrete needs of transport demand, with a particular attention on the importance of service quality, in order to have a modal shift from private motorised traffic towards more sustainable modes of transport.
It is moreover crucial to raise awareness among citizens about the effect of their choice of transport mode on the quality of urban environment. But it is also the duty of local authorities to provide real alternatives for people to walk, cycle and use public transport instead of driving alone and to promote intermodality. Several measures have been proposed in this direction, but there is often disagreement on their application because of their unpopularity. As a matter of fact, sustainable mobility is in contrast with the excessive use of private transport, which is the preferred mode for most citizens but also detains the main responsibility of negative externalities associated to traffic. Some solutions to this controversial issue are presented in the volume.

Elisabetta Venezia is a researcher at the University of Bari, where she is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in Transport Economics and Policy, mainly in urban transport. She has published widely in academic and other journals on Transport Economics. Her research in recent years has focused on the effects of privatisation and deregulation in the local bus industries, and on transport sustainability. She is specialised in evaluation of public projects, and provides policy advice to governments.



Elisabetta Venezia, Introduction
I part - Travel behaviour
Xinyu (Jason) Cao , Patricia L. Mokhtarian , Susan L. Handy, Examining the impacts of residential self-selection on travel behaviour: methodologies and empirical findings
(Introduction; Causality requisities; Methodologies and findings; Direct questioning; Exactly what question(s) are we trying to answer, again?; Conclusions and recommendations; Acknowledgements; References)
Elisabetta Venezia, Sustainability in cities: greater responsibility and efficiency
(Introduction; Literature evidence; The investigation exercise; Empirical analysis; Lessons from Bari, suggested strategies and concluding thoughts; References)
II part - Attraction factors
Graziano Abrate , Massimiliano Piacenza , Giuseppe Sorrenti , Davide Vannoni, Public Policies for Sustainable Mobility: Recent Trends in Italy and Role of Integrated Tariff Systems
(Introduction; The evolution of mobility demand; Towards new policies in favour of sustainable mobility; Integrated tariff systems; Conclusions; References)
Eva Valeri , Amanda Stathopoulos , Edoardo Marcucci , Valerio Gatta, Local public transport: service quality and tendering contracts
(Introduction; Quality in local public transport; Service quality and measurement; Empirical studies; Conclusion; References)
III part - Intervention policy
Angelo Santo Luongo, The impact of intervention policy on local public services: the transport service
(Transport system structure in urban areas and environmental impacts; Guidelines for the definition of a sustainable transport system; An atomistic approach to transport system planning on urban scale; Final remarks; References)
Authors.

Contributors: Graziano Abrate, Xinyu Cao, Valerio Gatta, Susan Handy, Angelo Santo Luongo, Edoardo Marcucci, Patricia Mokhtarian, Massimiliano Piacenza, Giuseppe Sorrenti, Amanda Stathopoulos, Eva Valeri, Davide Vannoni

Serie: Economia e politica industriale

Subjects: Environmental and Transportation Economics

Level: Scholarly Research

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