Transport Developments and Innovations in an Evolving World by Michel BeutheTransport Developments and Innovations in an Evolving World by Michel Beuthe

Transport Developments and Innovations in an Evolving World

byMichel BeutheEditorVeli Himanen, Aura Reggiani

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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Our world is continuously changing as new technologies are developed, demographic patterns evolve and new social and political configurations emerge. However, most people would agree that, not unlike the time of the Industrial Revolution, the rate of change has accelerated over the last few decades. It is certainly the case of many economic activities, where the trend towards globalization, supported by a faster diffusion of knowledge and information, economies of scale, the opening of borders and improved transport networks, has induced a spatial redistribution of production and ownership. Until recently, the concomitant economic growth eased the way towards the necessary reorganization, but, at the same time, created additional environmental and transport problems. This phenomenon is pervasive all around the globe, but it particularly affects the European continent, which is still fragmented by administrative, cultural and linguistic differences, national boundaries and rivalries. In this context, the slow, but persistent drive towards market integration and deregulation makes Europe an extraordinary laboratory for politicians, economic researchers and especially for transport analysts.
Title:Transport Developments and Innovations in an Evolving WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642056733

ISBN - 13:9783642056734

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The Political Economy of Transport Innovations.- 3 ICTs and Accessibility: An Action Space Perspective on the Impact of New Information and Communication Technologies.- 4 E-commerce and the Container Shipping Industry.- 5 In Search of Urban Futures in the E-economy.- 6 Inertia of Travel Behaviour: A Stated Preference Analysis of Commuting.- 7 The Same Procedure as Last Weekend: Routines and Leisure Mobility.- 8 Parking Policy Measures and Their Effects on Shopping and Work Trips.- 9 Acceptability of Marginal Cost-based Pricing in Urban Transport.- 10 Transport and Logistics as Network Competencies in a Localized Industrial Cluster.- 11 A Methodology to Evaluate Potential Locations for Intermodal Barge Terminals: A Policy Decision Support Tool.- 12 Rail-rail Hub-terminals as an Alternative for Shunting: An Explorative Comparative Case Study.- 13 Light Rail: Backbone of European Urban Regions.- 14 Scenario Building for the Future of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area and Its Transportation System Using the Delphi Method.- 15 Assessing Spatial Planning Policy with Accessibility Indicators: The Case of Lille's Metropolis Scenario.- 16 European Innovations in Multi-modal Assessment: How Will They Support and Enhance the Public Policy Process?.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- List of Contributors.