Sustainable Transportation for Sustainable Cities

The Sustainability, Mobility, Transportation Connection

Humans are dependent on nature for air, water, food, medicine, clothing, and building materials. Human communities are less sustainable when they pollute the air and water, put buildings on the most productive soils, loose soil through erosion or over use, deplete their forests and destroy the habitat of fish, birds....

How cities could transform into a sustainable mobile future?

The article aims to outline useful strategies and instruments for cities improving the quality of liveby creating social, economical and ecological benefits based on sustainable mobility. Let´s start with an overview on recent developments in global transport and the role of cites in the overall climate change debate....

The A-S-I approach - A holistic and sustainable transport planning approach

German Service Provider in the Field of International Cooperation) proposed an interesting systemic transport planning approach. The A-S-I approach is based on the three consecutive steps Avoid, Shift and Improve (See Figure 1). In contrast to the traditional supply-oriented-approach in transport....

Are you an Eco-driver?

Just type "eco" on your computer and an entire world of eco-friendly products and services will open up to your eyes like witnessing the birth of a new galaxy. There are eco-houses, eco-tours, eco-schools, eco-toys, eco-tools, eco-restaurants, eco-furniture, eco-paint, eco-cement, eco-clothing, eco-car, eco-build, eco-tyres, eco-mobile, eco-news, and thousand....

Sustainable Urban Transportation: Learning From Success Stories of Europe

Sustainable transportation, which is also often called sustainable mobility, is a term t hat became very popular in the last 10 years especially when many international institutions started to seriously combat climate change issues. Sustainable transportation refers to a transport system that fulfils the three pillars....

Rail Cities are on the Right Track

Cities in both developed and emerging economies are going through some radical changes which offer hope that in this century they will be able to free themselves from already established patterns of automobile dependence and to prevent the development of it, in cases where motorisation is currently very strong. In a new book to be released in August this year....

Electric-powered public transport in Portland, Oregon: toward greater sustainability

Portland, Oregon, is a metropolis of 2.3 million people located on the West Coast of the United States. To the north are the state of Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. California lies to the south. The city takes pride in its international reputation....

Smarter Shipping Making Maritime Transport Environmentally Friendly

In terms of noxious emissions per tonne of cargo carried, ocean shipping is the least polluting mode of transport. Nevertheless, conventional fuel oils are a threat to the environment and to world climate. They are not sustainable and will eventually be simply too expensive. Since no single, universal alternative....

Smart Mobility Challenges and Solutions

Mobility is a necessity; people need to move from one place to another to obtain or ensure their personal needs. However, mobility is also a luxury as it facilitates access to exploration, recreation, and leisure. In a city high quality mobility is a must in order to secure opportunities and grant success in other urban sectors. This paper investigates how to move from a reactive....
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