14. Urban Sustainability: The Case of Transport

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Slobodan Perdan and
  2. Adisa Azapagic

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch14

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Perdan, S. and Azapagic, A. (2010) Urban Sustainability: The Case of Transport, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch14

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • urban sustainability - case of transport;
  • urban transport, dependence on car use - unsustainable trends in urban development;
  • cities, playing a central part in economic, social and cultural life - generating major share of world's wealth and knowledge;
  • urban transport, contributing to pressures - increased car ownership and traffic volumes;
  • interconnections between car use - and environmental and social impacts in cities;
  • environmental and social impacts of urban transport;
  • climate change and greenhouse gases;
  • road traffic, and high levels of benzene - and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in urban areas;
  • transport, affecting health - both directly and indirectly;
  • consumption and symbolic role of cars

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental and Social Impacts of Urban Transport

  • Car Dependency and its Implications for Sustainability of Urban Transport

  • Measures to Promote Sustainable Transport

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References and Further Reading