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Transition towards Sustainable Mobility

The Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions

By Yoram Shiftan

Edited by Harry Geerlings

© 2012 – Routledge

430 pages

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Reflecting the dynamic relationships between socio-technical behaviour and change, this book presents leading research on the transition process needed to achieve more sustainable transport systems. Focusing on making transition happen, this volume looks at various aspects and factors that are involved in the transition process and their implications for transport policy-making. The concept of Transition Management and how it can be applied to the transport sector is considered in detail, and forms the focus of the first part of the volume. The rest of the book is organised according to the three themes of transport energy use and emissions, the role of information in policy-making, and the evaluation of transport policy. This volume brings together scholars involved in research from various disciplines and countries to discuss the relationships between policy instruments, individual behaviour, institutional practices and the transition towards more sustainable transport systems.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; The complex challenge of transitions towards sustainable mobility - an introduction, Harry Geerlings, Yoram Shiftan and Dominic Stead; Part I Concepts and Challenges: Transition management: a new opportunity for introducing more sustainable transport policies?, Harry Geerlings, Jasper Lohuis and Yoram Shiftan; Transition management as a new policy making for sustainable mobility, Flor Avelino, Nanny Bressers and René Kemp; Reflection on transition management: mobility policy between integration and differentiation, Bonno Pel; Applying transition management in ongoing programmes and projects in the Netherlands: the case of Transumo and rush hour avoidance, Teije Gorris and Suzanne van den Bosch; Short-term versus long-term dichotomies: applying transition management in the A-15 project, Nanny Bressers, Flor Avelino and Harry Geerlings. Part II Climate Change, Transport Energy Use and Emissions: Characterizing the impacts of uncertainty in the policy process: climate science, policy construction, and local governance decisions, Deb Niemeier, Thomas D. Beamish, Alissa Kendall, Ryken Grattet, Jonathan London, Carolyn de la Peña and Julie Sze; Public acceptance of hydrogen technologies in transport: a review and reflection on empirical studies, Nicole Huijts, Eric Molin, Caspar Chorus and Bert van Wee; Transport related CO2 emissions - deconstructing the trends, Yusak Susilo and Dominic Stead; Modelling the potential transport CO2 mitigation impacts of available policy interventions, Robin Hickman, David Banister and Olu Ashiru. Part III The Role of Information in Policy-Making: The role of information contestability in evidence-based policy in planning and transport, Marcus Wigan; Encouraging changes in travel behaviour towards more sustainable mobility patterns: the role of information, Anaïs Rocci; Land use and transport information that matters, Marco te Brömmelstroet and Luca Bertolini. Part IV Policy Evaluation: Modelling responses to co

About the Author/Editor

Dr, Harry Geerlings is Professor in Public Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Professor, Dr, Yoram Shiftan is Associate Professor and the Head of the Transportation and Geo-Information Department in the Technion, Haifa Israel. and Professor, Dr, Dominic Stead is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL026000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning