A Handbook of Transport Economics

A Handbook of Transport Economics

'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics.

Author: André de Palma

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930873

Category: Transportation

Page: 928

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'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.
Categories: Transportation

Urban Transport in the Developing World

Urban Transport in the Developing World

This book presents a contemporary analysis of these challenges and new workable responses to the urban transport problems they spawn.

Author: Harry T. Dimitriou

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849808392

Category: Political Science

Page: 656

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Policy-making for urban transport and planning of economies in the developing world present major challenges for countries facing rapid urbanisation and rampant motorisation, alongside growing commitments to sustainability. These challenges include: coping with financial deficits, providing for the poor, dealing meaningfully with global warming and energy shortages, addressing traffic congestion and related land use issues, adopting green technologies and adjusting equitably to the impacts of globalisation. This book presents a contemporary analysis of these challenges and new workable responses to the urban transport problems they spawn.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics

The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy.

Author: Jonathan Cowie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317537953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy. Transport is an important area of study and one which is problem rich, stimulating a great deal of debate in areas which impact on everyday lives. Much of this focuses on the practicalities of the modern-day phenomenon of mass movement and all of the issues which surround it. The discipline of economics is central to this debate, and consequently the study and application of transport economics has a chief role to play in seeking to address subjects relating to major transport issues. It can be argued that at the very heart of any transport issue or problem lies the underlying economics of the situation – understand that and you alleviate the problem. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe, all of the chapters within this book are written from a practical perspective; theory is applied and developed using real-world examples. The book examines concepts, issues, ideas and practicalities of transport provision in five key topic areas: public transport public transport reform economic development and transport modelling transport and the environment freight transport. A real strength of the book is in linking theory to practice, and hence the ‘economics’ that are examined in this text are not the economics of the abstract, but rather the economics of everyday living. Practical and insightful, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in all areas of transport provision, ranging from planning, appraisal, regulation and freight; and for all practitioners looking to develop their professional knowledge and who are seeking professional accreditation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia

This handbook illustrates the history of transportation development in Asia and provides a comprehensive overview of research on urban and intercity transport.

Author: Junyi Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367659913

Category: Transportation

Page: 528

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Asian transportation systems and services, as well as their usage, are fraught with challenges. This handbook therefore seeks to examine the possible solutions to the problems faced by the region. It illustrates the history of transportation development in Asia and provides a comprehensive overview of research on urban and intercity transport. Presenting an extensive literature review and detailed summaries of the major findings and methodologies, this book also offers suggestions for future research activities from top-level international researchers. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, the topics covered include: Transportation systems across Asia; Traffic accidents; Air pollution; Land use and logistics; Transport governance. Considering the population and economic development scale, as well as the diverse cultures of Asia, the Routledge Handbook of Transport in Asia will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of transportation, Asian development and Asian Studies in general.
Categories: Transportation

Smart Planning Sustainability and Mobility in the Age of Change

Smart Planning  Sustainability and Mobility in the Age of Change

In: Hickman R, Givoni M, Bonilla D, Banister D (eds) Handbook on transport and development. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp 198–207 Headicar P (2015) Home jobs and commuting. Development location and travel outcomes.

Author: Rocco Papa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319776828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

View: 849

This book offers an overview of sustainability and urban mobility in the context of urban planning – topics that are of considerable interest in the development of smart cities. Environmental sustainability is universally recognized as a fundamental condition for any urban policy or urban management activity, while mobility is essential for the survival of complex urban systems. The new opportunities offered by innovations in the mobility of people, goods and information, as well as radically changing interactions and activities are transforming cities. Including contributions by urban planning scholars, the book provides an up-to-date picture of the latest studies and innovative policies and practices in Italy, of particular interest due to its spatial, functional and social peculiarities. Sustainability and mobility must form the basis of “smart planning” – a new dimension of urban planning linked to two main innovations: procedural innovation in the management of territorial transformations and the technological innovation of the generation, processing and distribution of data (big data) for the creation of new "digital environments" such as GIS, BIM, models of augmented and mixed reality, useful for describing changes in human settlement in real time.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cycling inclusive Policy Development

Cycling inclusive Policy Development

"Division 44, Water, Energy, Transport"--Cover.

Author:

Publisher: Gtz Transport Policy Advisory Services

ISBN: 0230328261

Category: Bicycle commuting

Page: 247

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"Division 44, Water, Energy, Transport"--Cover.
Categories: Bicycle commuting

Czech Republic Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook Strategic Information and Basic Laws

Czech Republic Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook   Strategic Information and Basic Laws

The existing network of combined transport trans-loading centres is practically suitable for container transport system; the exchange body system is operated to a limited degree. Development of combined transport must be focused ...

Author: IBP, Inc

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781433077272

Category: Law

Page: 300

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Czech Republic Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook
Categories: Law

Handbook on High Speed Rail and Quality of Life

Handbook on High Speed Rail and Quality of Life

The studies in this handbook discuss transport infrastructure projects of varying geographic scale and describe the underlying complexities of developing an infrastructure system while focusing on the aspects that can enhance quality of ...

Author: Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 4899742010

Category:

Page: 549

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Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life outlines global experiences of high-speed rail development, including its construction, impacts, and planning, with a special focus on countries that are planning implementation in the coming decade. High-speed rail infrastructure can bring considerable socioeconomic benefits that cannot be captured through econometric modeling alone. Thus, analysis of the true impacts requires a scalar as well as a temporal lens. The studies in this handbook discuss transport infrastructure projects of varying geographic scale and describe the underlying complexities of developing an infrastructure system while focusing on the aspects that can enhance quality of life. The cases, concepts, and ideas presented in this handbook were discussed and refined during a conference and seminar series held at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo and special sessions on transport and quality of life at the 15th World Conference on Transport Research at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai. The special sessions were jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute and World Conference on Transport Research Society Special Interest Group A4, "High-Speed Rail: Policy, Investment, and Impacts". The conference and special sessions highlighted critical issues and delivered key messages on the broad research on high-speed rail and quality of life.
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Sudan South Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook Strategic Information Regulations Opportunities

Sudan South Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook  Strategic Information  Regulations  Opportunities

It will exert efforts to create an enabling environment through development and operationalisation of legal and ... with concurrent and complementary actions by the Department of Roads and Road Transport to improve transport services.

Author: IBP, Inc.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781514519578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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South Sudan Fishing and Aquaculture Industry Handbook - Strategic Information, Regulations, Opportunities
Categories: Business & Economics

Laos Telecom Industry Business Opportunities Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Regulations

Laos Telecom Industry Business Opportunities Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Regulations

Having been fully aware that the absence of railways and inadequacy -of the road network are the major constraints for the development of the Mining Sector, the Government is now seeking all financial means to develop the transport ...

Author: IBP. Inc

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781433028960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 413

2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Laos Telecommunication Industry Business Opportunities Handbook
Categories: Business & Economics