Transport Beyond Oil

Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

Editors: Renne, John L., Fields, Billy (Eds.)

  • Well-known transportation, economics, and land use planning from around the world contribute solutions to the long-term, systemic problems underlying America's oil dependence
  • Rich, comprehensive information for academics, planners, and students on our energy and transportation future
  • Provides clear policy recommendations for those looking for practical ways to decrease our dependence on oil through better transportation options
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Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. In Transport Beyond Oil, leading experts show how to slash that statistic and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

The authors demonstrate that smarter development and land-use decisions, paired with better transportation systems, can dramatically lower energy consumption. John Renne calculates how oil can be saved through a future with more transit-oriented development. Petra Todorovitch examines the promise of high-speed rail. Peter Newman envisions 100% oil-free cities through the development of electric-transit, renewable natural gas, and other sustainable energy sources. Additional topics include funding transit, freight transport, and nonmotorized transportation systems. Each chapter provides policy prescriptions and their measurable results.

Transport Beyond Oil delivers practical solutions, based on quantitative data. This fact-based approach offers a new vision of travel that is both transformational and achievable.

About the authors

Dr. Renne has extensive experience in the intersection of transportation and land use policy. He served as a principal investigator on transit-oriented development (TOD) projects for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the Transportation Research Board, and the State of Western Australia’s Department for Planning and Infrastructure. He was co-editor of Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen (2009). He is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Studies and is Director of the University of New Orleans Transportation Studies program.  Dr. Renne serves as the Chair of Research for the American Planning Association’s Transportation Planning Division and the Secretary of the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation and Land Development Committee.  He is also the Managing Director of The TOD Group, LLC, a private development firm building a TOD in Denver, Colorado.Dr. Fields is an expert in active transportation policies serving on the Transportation Research Board’s Bicycle Committee and previously serving as the Director of Research for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Washington. He was the Associate Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency and the Director of the Center for Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans.  Dr. Fields serves as PI on local and national studies of active transportation. He is now an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas State University. His research focuses on understanding the key elements of resilient communities. He has examined resiliency from transportation, urban planning, and hazard mitigation perspectives through positions as the Director of Research at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Washington, DC and most recently as the Director of the Center of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans. Recent publications from Dr. Fields have appeared in the Journal of Public Health Policy, the Journal of Urban Design, and Cityscape. Dr. Fields holds a B.A. from Trinity University and MPA and PhD from the University of New Orleans.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction Moving from Disaster to Opportunity

    Renne, John L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Role of Transportation in Climate Disruption1

    Gordon, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Oil Vulnerability in the American City

    Sipe, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Full Cost Analysis of Petroleum Consumption1

    Litman, Todd

    Pages 51-69

  • How Does Induced Travel Affect Sustainable Transportation Policy?

    Noland, Robert B. (et al.)

    Pages 70-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transport Beyond Oil
Book Subtitle
Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future
Editors
  • John L. Renne
  • Billy Fields
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59726-242-2
DOI
10.5822/978-1-59726-242-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 321
Topics