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x, 310 p. : ill. (some col.).
"As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network"-- Provided by publisher.
xxvi, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
xxv, 589 p. : ill.
  • I. Vehicle Consumption and Emissions and Traffic Management: Engineering-economic simulations of sustainable transport policies, by T Zachariadis-- Life cycle environmental benefits ofbiodiesel production and use in Spain, by C de la Ria, Y Lechon, H C'abal, C Lago, L Izquierdo, R Saez-- Engine management for Flex Fuel plus compressed natural gas vehicles, by O Volpato, F Theunissen, R Mazara, E Verhaeven-- Mobility and environment in Spain, by P J Perez-Martinez-- Influence of gear changing behaviour on fuel-use and vehicular exhaust emissions, by C Beckx, L Int Panis, I De Vlieger, G Wets-- Effect of speed reduction on emissions of heavy duty lorries, by L Int Panis, I De Vlieger, L Pelkmans, L Schrooten-- Gender-linked disparity in vehicle exhaust emissions? Results from an activity-based survey, by C Beckx, L Int Panis, M Vanhulsel, G Wets, R Torfs-- Floating Automotive Data Collection (FADC), by A Schaerf, S Kumra, R Mazara, L Pelkmans, E Verhaeven-- Reducing car trip and pollutant emissions through strategic transport planning in Madrid, Spain, by A Monzon, A M Pardeiro, L A Vega-- Evaluation of car control measures based on an Internet-based travel survey system, by N Harata, S Aono-- Integrating cycling in Bus Rapid Transit system in Accra, by M L Quarshie-- II. Air Pollution and Air Quality: Evaluation ofhydrogen peroxide in rainwater in downtown Sao Paulo, by MA Santos, J J Pedrotti, A Fornaro-- The comparison of pollutant concentrations in liquid falling and deposited precipitation, and throughfall, by J Fisak et al.-- Wet deposition at Llandaff station in Cardiff, by E Abogrean, G Karani, J Collins, R Cook-- Monitoring the atmospheric deposition of particulate-associated urban contaminants, Coventry, UK, by S M Charlesworth, C Booty, J Beasant-- Size, morphological and chemical characterization of aerosols polluting the Beijing atmosphere in January/February 2005, by S Norra, B Hundt, D Stuben, K Cen, C Liu, V Dietze, E Schultz-- Air pollution levels in two Sao Paulo subway stations, by R K Fujii, P Oyola, J C R Pereira, A S Nedel, R C Cacavallo-- Air quality nearby different typologies ofmotorways: Intercomparison and correlation, by C S Martins, F Ferreira-- Assessment of air pollution in the vicinity of major alpine routes, by P Suppan, K Schafer, J Vergeiner, S Emeis, F Obleitner, E Griesser-- The relative impact of automobile catalysts and Russian smelters on PGE deposition in Greenland, by S Rauch, J Knutsson-- Cultural heritage stock at risk from air pollution, by J Watt et al-- III. Contaminated Environments and Remediation: Organic Contaminants in Urban Sediments and Vertical Leaching in Road Ditches, by A-M Stromvali, M Norin, T J R Pettersson-- The use of an epiphyte (Tillandsia usneoides L.) as bioindicator of heavy metal pollution in Sao Paulo, Brazil , by A M G Figueiredo et al.-- On-line matrix separation for the determination of PGEs in sediments by ICP-MS, by A De Bonietal-- Determination of PGE and REE in urban matrices and fingerprinting of traffic emission contamination, by M Angelone, F Spaziani, C Cremisini, A Saliuzzo-- Sorption behaviour of Pt, Pd and Rh on different soil components: results of an experimental study, by J Dikikh, J-D Eckhardt, Z Berner, D Stuben-- Reactive Soil Barriers for Removal of Chromium(VI) from Contaminated Soil, by A-M Stromvall, M Norin, Hlnanta-- Cleaning of highway runoff using a reactive filter treatment plant -- a pilot-scale column study, by G Renman, M Hallberg, J Kocyba-- Heavy metal removal efficiency in a kaolinite-sand media filtration pilot scale installation, by P J Ramisio, J M P Vieira-- IV. Stormwater: Site assessment of road-edge grassed channels for highway drainage, by M Escarameia, A J Todd-- Evaluation of the runoff water quality from a tunnel wash, by A E Barbosa, J Saraiva, T Leitao-- An investigation of urban water and sediment ecotoxicity in relation to metal concentrations, by L Scholes, R Mensah, D M Revitt, R H Jones-- Establishing a procedure to predict highway runoff quality in Portugal, by A E Barbosa-- A field microcosm method to determine the impact of sediments and soils contaminated by road runoff on indigenous aquatic macroinvertebrates, by V Pettigrove, S Marshall, B Ryan, A Hoffmann-- Assessment of stormwater ecotoxicity using a battery of biotests, by L Scholes, A Baun, M Seidl, E Eriksson, M Revitt, J-M Mouchel-- Is catchment imperviousness a good indicator of ecosystem health?, by V Pettigrove-- V. Stormwater Treatment: Evolution on pollutant removal efficiency in stormwater ponds due to changes in pond morphology, by T J R Pettersson, D Lavieille-- Characterization of road runoff and innovative treatment technologies, by M Boller, S Langbein, M Steiner-- Development and full scale implementation of a new treatment scheme for road runoff, by M Steiner, S Langbein, M Boller-- Reactive filters for removal of dissolved metals in highway runoff, by M Hallberg, G Renman-- Designing filters for copper removal for the secondary treatment of stormwater, by H Genc-Fuhrman, P Steen Mikkelsen, A Ledin-- Modeling the oxygen mass balance of wet detention ponds receiving highway runoff, by H I Madsen, J Vollertsen, T Hvitved-Jacobsen-- Monitoring and modeling the performance of a wet pond for treatment of highway runoff in cold climates, by J Vollertsen et al.-- Can we close the long term mass balance equation for pollutants in highway ponds?, by T R Bentzen, T Larsen, M R Rasmussen-- VI. Environmental Assessment and Effects: Cardiovascular and respiratory variability related to air pollution and meteorological variables in Oporto, Portugal -- preliminary study, by J M Azevedo, F Goncalves, A R Leal-- Component analysis on respiratory disease variability at Sao Paulo, by F L T Goncalves, M S Coelho, M R D Latorre-- Management and optimization of environmental information using integrated technology: A case study in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, by AS Nedel, P Oyola, R K Fujii, R C Cacavallo-- Using Bayesian inference to manage uncertainty in probabilistic risk assessments in urban environments, by E Chacon, E De Miguel, I Iribarren-- An assessment framework for urban water systems -- a new approach combining environmental systems with service supply and consumer perspectives , by C Lundehn, G M Morrison-- Large area noise evaluation, by E Chung, A Bhaskar, M Kuwahara.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402060090 20160528
Today, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanization is expected to continue in the next decades. The growth of urban areas around the world presents many challenges and needs to be supported by the development of adequate and sustainable infrastructures. The Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (Nicosia, Cyprus, June 11-14, 2006) is a forum for recent research on all aspects of the highway and urban environment and focuses especially on the management and environmental impact of transportation. The Proceedings describe recent research on vehicle emissions, air quality, urban runoff quality and treatment, contaminated areas, traffic management and sustainable transport strategies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402060090 20160528
xvi, 160 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Overview : transport efficiency promotes development and protects the environment
  • Transport, mobility, emissions, and development
  • Avoiding future disruption of services
  • Integrating sector-wide reforms for mitigation
  • Climate-resilient investment in transport
  • Notes
  • References.
The flagship report Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development Through a Low Carbon Transport Sector emphasises that developing countries need to transition to a low-carbon transport sector now to avoid locking themselves into an unsustainable and costly future. Furthermore, it argues that this transition can be affordable if countries combine policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with broader sector reforms aimed at reducing local air pollution, road safety risks, and congestion. The report looks at relationships between mobility, low-carbon transport and development, drawing attention to the inertia in transport infrastructure. It complements the analysis by reviewing how climate change is likely to affect operations and infrastructure, cost-effective measures for minimizing negative effects, and policies and decision frameworks. It further highlights current and projected research findings and examples from developing countries. The report concludes that new technology is not enough, and that urgent action is needed before economies become locked into high-carbon growth. It discusses how to reconcile development with the need to curb emissions, looking at three sets of instruments and their limitations: new technologies and alternative fuels, supply-side measures, and demand-side policies. The report also looks at both available funding, such as carbon financing and international assistance, and at ways to generate new resources, considering that accounting for negative externalities dramatically alters the economics of transport investment. Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development Through a Low Carbon Transport Sector will be of interest to policy makers in developed and developing countries, as well as decision-makers and think-tanks, wishing to gain deeper understanding on the part played by the transport sector in mitigating climate change and achieving sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821398357 20160617
x, 278 p. : ill.
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080447094 20160608
xix, 257 p. : ill.
  • Contents: Preface-- Introduction-- Sustainable transport and institutional barriers-- The irrationality of path dependence-- Transport planning in Australia-- How organizations shape infrastructure: roads organizations-- How organizations shape infrastructure: public transport organizations-- Transport plans in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth-- The discourse of roads-- The discourse of public transport-- Stakeholder groups Contemporary mental models-- Overcoming the barriers-- Bibliography-- Appendices-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754693901 20160612
In a world seeking to tackle global environmental problems such as climate change, the importance of local and national institutional change to deal most effectively with these issues is critical. This book presents an investigation of the institutional barriers preventing the development of a new vision for urban transport compatible with these realities and in those terms 'sustainable'. Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, the book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon. The authors' case studies in three metropolitan cities show how transport policy has become institutionally fixated on a path dominated by private, road-based transport and how policy systems become encrusted around investment to accommodate private cars, erecting an impenetrable barrier against more sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754693901 20160612

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