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Springer Texts in Business and Economics

Sustainable Transportation

Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management

Authors: Gudmundsson, H., Hall, R.P., Marsden, G., Zietsman, J.

  • Introduces into the planning and management of sustainable development in the transportation sector
  • Combines theory on sustainability and transportation governance with concrete cases from pioneering practices 
  • Numerous discussion points provide a basis for students and practitioners to critically reflect on existing practices
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About this Textbook

This textbook provides an introduction to the concept of sustainability in the context of transportation planning, management, and decision-making. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, indicators and frameworks for measuring sustainable development in the transportation sector are developed. In the second, the authors analyze actual planning and decision-making in transportation agencies in a variety of governance settings. This analysis of real-world case studies demonstrates the benefits and limitations of current approaches to sustainable development in transportation. The book concludes with a discussion on how to make sustainability count in transportation decision-making and practice.

About the authors

Henrik Gudmundsson is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Transport at the Technical University of Denmark. He has a PhD in Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School. Henrik s main areas of research and teaching is sustainable transport policy, planning, and assessment. He has held leading positions in several national and European research projects and is the author of articles publishes in international scientific journals on transportation, environment, and planning.

Ralph Hall is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. He has a PhD in Technology, Management, and Policy from MIT. Ralph's research and teaching interests focus on applying the concept of sustainable development to infrastructure with a specific emphasis on transportation, water supply, and sanitation systems. He is the co-author of the textbook Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State.

Greg Marsden is Professor of Transport Governance and Director of the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. His research interests relate to the why and how of policy making and in particular the interaction between different agents and agencies in the policy process. He works extensively on issues surrounding climate change, resilience and energy in the transport sector (and beyond).He is an Editor of the Journal of Transport Policy.

Josias Zietsman is Head of the Environment and Air Quality Division at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and serves on the Graduate Faculty of Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. His research and teaching interests encompass transportation and the environment. He has led several high-profile projects inthe area of transportation and sustainability and is an active member in the research community.

Reviews

“Gudmundsson et al. have written a text aimed at graduate-level students and transportation industry personnel to consider the myriad ways in which to apply more sustainable principles to transportation policies and practices. … This thoughtful, excellently planned book may be written for transportation practitioners and transit students, but the lessons within it should matter to everyone who drives a car, or takes a bus, train, or plane.” (Bernice Glenn, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gudmundsson, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Sustainable Development

    Gudmundsson, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 15-49

  • Planning for Transportation

    Gudmundsson, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 51-80

  • Transportation and Sustainability

    Gudmundsson, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 81-109

  • Governance and Decision-Making in Transportation

    Gudmundsson, Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 111-136

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-46924-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-46923-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51722-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. November 4, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Transportation
Book Subtitle
Indicators, Frameworks, and Performance Management
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46924-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46924-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46923-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51722-2
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
Topics