sustainable transport Books

  • Transit Metropolis

    Around the world, mass transit is struggling to compete with the private automobile, and in many places, its market share is rapidly eroding. Yet a number of metropolitan areas have in recent decades managed to mount cost-effective and resource-conserving transit services that provide respectable alternatives to car travel. What sets these places ...

  • Making Tomorrow Today

    Mapping the progress in sustainable development in the public transport sector ...

  • Industry as a partner for sustainable development: Road transport

    UNEP, in partnership with various industry organisations, has launched a reporting initiative to gauge progress by the private sector towards sustainable development. This effort will contribute to the wider review of progress with the implementation of Agenda 21, under the framework of the World Summit on Sustainable ...

  • Sustainable Urban Transport in an Asian Context

    Systems of transportation long ago developed out of the profound human need to connect and communicate. Transport today is still the only means for the physical movement of goods and people. Alongside the evolution of transportation and communication technologies, the astounding phenomenon of urbanization has taken place. Cities have grown faster ...

  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems

    In the twenty-first century the sustainability of energy and transportation systems is on the top of the political agenda in many countries around the world.Environmental impacts of human economic activity necessitate the consideration of conflicting goals in decision making processes to develop sustainable systems. Any sustainable development has ...

  • Bringing Quality To Life

    The contribution of the public transport sector to sustainable development illustrated with best practices from signatories to the UITP Sustainable Development ...

  • Transport and the Environment

    Mass transportation has become central to the lifestyle of developed societies - but with what consequences for the environment and, ultimately, human health? Transport and the Environment investigates the major aspects of this emotive subject, with contributions from authors with international reputations for their research in the field. ...

  • Highway and Urban Environment

    Today, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanisation is expected to continue in the next decades. The growth of urban areas around the world presents many challenges and needs to be supported by the development of adequate and sustainable infrastructures. The Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (Nicosia, Cyprus, ...

  • Moving Millions

    This book explores how the issues of transportation strategy and environmental sustainability interact in the context of megacities, especially those megacities in the developing world where the rapid rates of growth in population and economic development outpace the supply of infrastructure. While much of the current literature assumes a tradeoff ...

  • UNEP Programmes and Resources for Environmental Education and Training: An Introductory Guide

    This guide showcases some of UNEP's many programmes and resources that support the important work of environmental education and training. It contains details of courses in the UNEP Environmental Leadership Programme, UNEP networks for environmental training, our commitment to supporting environmental action learning activities that link schools ...

  • Sector Report: Public Transport`s Contribution to Sustainable Development

    This report is illustrated with examples from the signatories to the UITP Charter on Sustainable ...

  • Dimensions of the Sustainable City

    The CityForm consortium’s latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – the book examines their relationships ...

  • Security and Environmental Sustainability of Multimodal Transport

    This book is the result of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop which was held at Imperial College London in January 2009. It features contributions from a range of international experts covering topics related to the transport of hazardous materials, such as routeing and scheduling, risk assessment, security, and social and environmental exposure. ...

  • Dimensions of the Sustainable City

    The CityForm consortium’s latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – the book examines their relationships ...

  • The Sustainable City V

    A sustainable city is widely recognised as one which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In The Sustainable City V many interrelated aspects of the urban environment from transport and mobility to social exclusions and crime prevention are addressed. The papers included ...

  • Ticket to the Future

    The brochure gathers convincing arguments in favour of sustainable mobility, its social and economic advantages, and strong environmental performance, showing how public transport is a real ally to delivering sustainable solutions to cities ...

  • Mobility 2030: Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability - Full Report English

    Mobility 2030 is the final report of the WBCSD's Sustainable Mobility project. The report provides a vision of global road transportation covering the mobility of people, goods and services. It identifies seven sustainable mobility goals and establishes a set of indicators to help measure the effectiveness of the various ...

  • Leicester Environment City: Learning How to Make Local Agenda 21 Partnerships and Participation Deliver; Local Agenda 21 Series working paper 5

    This paper describes the pioneering experience of the city of Leicester (in the UK) over the last 10 years in developing its Local Agenda 21 and other aspects of its work towards environmental improvement and sustainable development. It includes details of measures to improve public transport and reduce congestion, traffic accidents, reduce car ...

  • Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems

    Sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure systems is an emerging paradigm in an evolving era of depleting assets in the midst of natural and man-made threats to provide a sustainable and high quality of life with optimized resources from social, economic, societal and environmental considerations. The increasing complexity and ...

  • Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for ...

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