Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Transformation towards sustainable mobility : putting principles of sustainability into practice of policy and planning
Authors: Hoppe, Merja
DOI: 10.18848/2154-8676/CGP/v04i02/53738
Published in: Spaces & Flows
Volume(Issue): 4
Issue: 2
Page(s): 51
Pages to: 61
Conference details: 93rd Annual Meeting - Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 12-16 January 2014
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Common Ground Publishing
ISSN: 2154-8676
Language: English
Subjects: Future; Mobility; Policy; Sustainability
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
Abstract: The paper presents an approach for assessing technological solutions and policy options supporting sustainable mobility and co-modality, according to the economic, environmental and social dimension. A Multi-Criteria Assessment (MCA) has been developed as generalized framework to be applied to different cases in transportation, in the EU-FP7 project OPTIMISM. The method will guide and support the decision-making process for technological solutions and policy measures by creating a balanced comparison of different options and transparency of discussion—as achieving sustainability is mainly a matter of communication, commitment and cooperation. The paper focuses on the development of the method based on theory and the state-of-the-art in sustainability, while the application of the method still has to be tested. First, principles of sustainable mobility were defined, which were then specified as criteria and developed as a matrix of measurable sustainability indicators for the economic, social and environmental dimension. The matrix should be used to structure an assessment and has to be embedded in a multiple-step decision-making process; recommendations for this process are included in the method description. The method has to be tested concerning flexibility and practical use. Concerning the development of the approach and for practicability of sustainable decisions in transportation, issues to be addressed in research are: (1) ways to overcome inner barriers for sustainable thinking and link them with practical acting, (2) how to bridge the time gap of recent issues and future resilience, (3) how to overcome barriers between global sustainability and local action, and (4) how to improve stakeholders’ commitment and cooperation in order to be able not just to adapt to change but shape transformation for a viable future.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: OPTIMISM
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