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Towards sustainable urban transportation : environmental dimension /
Linas Kliučininkas.
imprint
Frankfurt am Main, Germany : New York : Peter Lang, c2012
description
225 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
3631623674 (hbk.), 9783631623671 (hbk.)
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imprint
Frankfurt am Main, Germany : New York : Peter Lang, c2012
isbn
3631623674 (hbk.)
9783631623671 (hbk.)
contents note
The Challenges of Urban Transportation -- Environmental Impacts of Road Transportation -- Monitoring and Modelling Urban Environmental Quality -- Managing Urban Transportation -- Tools for Urban Transportation Management -- Current State and Future Visions.
abstract
The monograph addresses environmental problems, assessment methods and remedial measures related to the management of urban transportation. The book comprises description of current state and future developments towards sustainable urban transportation. The assessment of transport-induced urban environmental quality covers the whole process from the collection of raw data, the storage and retrieval of this data for computation/modelling, to the presentation of information. Special attention is given to the strategies, policies, as well as economic instruments which support decisions for sustainable environmental management. The book also includes case studies providing practical examples of respective environmental issues.
catalogue key
9030543
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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First Chapter
The monograph addresses environmental problems, assessment methods and remedial measures related to the management of urban transportation. The book comprises description of current state and future developments towards sustainable urban transportation. The assessment of transport-induced urban environmental quality covers the whole process from the collection of raw data, the storage and retrieval of this data for computation/modelling, to the presentation of information. Special attention is given to the strategies, policies, as well as economic instruments which support decisions for sustainable environmental management. The book also includes case studies providing practical examples of respective environmental issues.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This monograph addresses environmental problems, assessment methods and remedial measures related to the management of urban transportation. The book comprises descriptions of current states and future developments towards sustainable urban transportation.
Library of Congress Summary
The monograph addresses environmental problems, assessment methods and remedial measures related to the management of urban transportation. The book comprises description of current state and future developments towards sustainable urban transportation. The assessment of transport-induced urban environmental quality covers the whole process from the collection of raw data, the storage and retrieval of this data for computation/modelling, to the presentation of information. Special attention is given to the strategies, policies, as well as economic instruments which support decisions for sustainable environmental management. The book also includes case studies providing practical examples of respective environmental issues.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 11
The Challenges of Urban Transportationp. 13
Trends and featuresp. 13
Towards sustainable urban transportationp. 16
Environmental impacts of road transportationp. 21
Energy consumptionp. 21
Air pollution from trafficp. 25
Climate changep. 34
Noisep. 35
Space intrusionp. 37
Monitoring and Modelling Urban Environmental Qualityp. 45
Monitoring ambient air qualityp. 45
Air quality indicatorsp. 54
Case study I. Indoor and outdoor concentrations of fine particles, particle-bound PAHs and volatile organic compounds in Kaunas, Lithuaniap. 60
Modelling Air Qualityp. 83
Box modelsp. 84
Gaussian dispersion modelp. 85
The Grid modelp. 87
Street Canyon modelp. 89
Wind fieldsp. 91
Aerosol dynamics modelling and timescalesp. 94
Case study II. Ambient air quality mapping for integrated urban traffic flows managementp. 97
Modelling noise dispersionp. 107
Definitionsp. 108
Single vehicle and traffic flow modelsp. 110
Case study III. Noise mapping for the management of urban traffic flowsp. 115
Managing Urban Transportationp. 127
Strategies to improve urban transportationp. 127
Policies towards sustainable urban transportationp. 128
Instruments for urban transportation planningp. 130
Case study IV: Modelling of traffic policy measures for ambient air quality managementp. 132
Economic Policy Instrumentsp. 144
External effects of urban transportationp. 144
Eco-efficiencyp. 146
Maximum abatement costs for calculating cost-effectiveness of green activitiesp. 147
Case study V: Comparative analysis of bus and trolleybus related GHG emissions and costs in Lithuaniap. 151
Tools for Urban Transportation Managementp. 159
Traffic flows and modelsp. 159
Static assignment modelp. 160
Dynamic traffic assignmentp. 163
Continuum modelsp. 165
Micro-simulationp. 166
Overview of traffic modelsp. 169
Vehicle kilometres of travelp. 172
Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Decision Support Systemsp. 179
Geographic Information Systemsp. 179
Decision Sciencep. 180
Spatial Decision Support Systems for transportation planningp. 182
Case study VI. Decision Support Techniques in Urban Planningp. 186
Introductionp. 186
Life Cycle Assessmentp. 196
Life Cycle Impact Assessmentp. 196
Quantitative LCAp. 197
Integrated assessment of environmental impactsp. 201
Transport planning and Strategic Environmental Assessmentp. 201
Impact scoring and aggregationp. 205
Case study VII. Integrated assessment of damage from urban motorised mobility induced ambient air pollutionp. 208
Current State and Future Visionsp. 217
Technologiesp. 218
Internal combustion engine technologyp. 219
Electric vehicle technologyp. 220
Hybrid vehiclesp. 220
Regulationp. 221
Informationp. 222
Economic instrumentsp. 222
Roadmap to a Single European Transport Areap. 223
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