Lecture Notes in Mobility

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

Editors: Fujiwara, Akimasa, Zhang, Junyi (Eds.)

  • Presents sustainable transport in a specifically Asian context
  • Considers economic, environmental, and social sustainability
  • Covers more than Asian cities, making the book truly representative of Asia
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This book aims to provide a good understanding of and perspective on sustainable transport in Asia by focusing on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is widely acknowledged that the current situation and trends in transport are not always sustainable in Asia, due in part to the fast-growing economy and the astounding speed of urbanization as well as least-mature governance. As essential research material, the book provides strong support for policy makers and planners by comprehensively covering three groups of strategies, characterized by the words “avoid” (e.g., urban form design and control of car ownership), “shift” (e.g., establishing comprehensive transportation systems and increasing public transportation systems for both intracity and intercity travel), and “improve” (e.g., redesign of paratransit system, low-emission vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and eco-life). These are elaborated in the book alongside consideration of the uncertainty of policy effects in the future. The book is also valuable for scholars and scientists because of the diverse methodologies presented and proposed herein. Among those are the four-step model with full feedback mechanisms, the bi-level programming model with sustainability goals, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis approaches, structural equation models, discrete and/or continuous choice models, copula-based models, survival models, and driving risk models with short-term memory. Using data collected from more than ten Asian cities, including those in both developed and developing nations, the pathway to sustainable transport in Asia gradually becomes clear.

About the authors

Akimasa Fujiwara
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation,
Hiroshima University,
Higashi-Hiroshima
Japan

http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/hitel/members/fujiwara.html

Junyi Zhang
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation,
Hiroshima University,
Higashi-Hiroshima
Japan

https://sites.google.com/site/junyizhangcho/

Reviews

“Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia, edited by Akimasa Fujiwara and Jungyi Zhang offers an insightful overview of the themes considered in the book, emphasising the application of a range of models designed to understand the development of sustainable urban transport systems. … this book provides a useful for reference point for researchers across a range of transport and other specialisms, emphasising here the mathematical modelling focus of the book.” (Naznin Afrose Huq, The Journal of Transport Geography, tgrg.wordpress.com, Vol. 39, September, 2014)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Evaluating Sustainability of Urban Development in Asia

    Fujiwara, Akimasa

    Pages 1-36

  • Systematic and Behavior-Oriented Approaches for Sustainable Urban and Transport Policies

    Zhang, Junyi

    Pages 37-64

  • Comprehensive Travel Demand Analysis in Asian Developing Megacities

    Zhang, Junyi (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

  • Integrated Policy Analysis of Sustainable Urban and Transportation Development

    Zhang, Junyi (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

  • Interregional Tourism Demand and Destination Management

    Tsukai, Makoto (et al.)

    Pages 113-135

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia
Editors
  • Akimasa Fujiwara
  • Junyi Zhang
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Mobility
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54379-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54379-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54378-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54698-6
Series ISSN
2196-5544
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 292
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