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Low Carbon Mobility for Future Cities: Principles and Applications

Low Carbon Mobility for Future Cities: Principles and Applications

by Hussein DiaHussein Dia


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Urban Transport energy efficiency and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world's population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast to double to meet the travel demand in the world's future cities. This urban growth will also dramatically change the scale and nature of our communities, and put a tremendous strain on the built environment and infrastructure that delivers vital services like transport.

This book presents a cohesive body of work on the policy principles and practical applications to drive sustainable mobility services in tomorrow's smart cities. Topics covered include policy principles for low carbon mobility; low carbon mobility and reducing automobile dependence; integrated land-use and transport planning for future cities; decarbonising suburban mobility; public transport for the urban millennium; impacts on public health; active transport, health and wellbeing; mobility and the sharing economy; autonomous shared mobility; gamification and sustainable mobility; and digital innovations and disruptive mobility.

Low Carbon Mobility for Future Cities will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners in transport engineering, urban planning, transport planning and strategy, government employees in charge of sustainable practices, higher degree students, and the industries involved in offering mobility as a service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785611971
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Series: Transportation Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hussein Dia is Associate Professor at the Centre of Sustainable Infrastructure at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He is a Civil Engineer with three decades of experience in Intelligent Transport Systems and transport modelling. He has worked extensively in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, including strong engagement with industry. His research interests are in smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in urban environments. His current work is focused on disruptive mobility and harnessing digital innovations to unlock low carbon mobility opportunities. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of Engineers Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Urban mobility: challenges and opportunities
  • Chapter 3: Policy principles for low carbon mobility
  • Chapter 4: Low carbon mobility and reducing automobile dependence
  • Chapter 5: Integrated land-use and transport planning for future cities: and the importance of active transport
  • Chapter 6: Decarbonising suburban mobility
  • Chapter 7: The 'disruption' we really need: public transport for the urban millennium
  • Chapter 8: Urban transport and impacts on public health
  • Chapter 9: Active transport: policy directions for creating built environments that support health and well-being
  • Chapter 10: Mobility and the sharing economy: industry developments and early understanding of impacts
  • Chapter 11: Autonomous vehicles and shared mobility: shaping the future of urban transport
  • Chapter 12: Gamification and sustainable mobility: challenges and opportunities in a changing transportation landscape
  • Chapter 13: Digital innovations and smart mobility: mapping the value beyond the hype
  • Chapter 14: Summary and future directions

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