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Transport policies towards sustainability in large urban agglomerations

Justen, Andreas (2008) Transport policies towards sustainability in large urban agglomerations. International Forum "Bogotá - Berlin - Beijing: Challenges and Solutions for Megacities, 2008-10-01, Bogotá (Kolumbien).

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The transportation sector remains one of the main causes for accelerated discharge of greenhouse gases (GHG). Especially large urban agglomerations with dense road networks and vehicle-dependent transportation systems are responsible for the production of GHG. This becomes problematic as more Megacities emerge and motorization rates rise parallel to an increased welfare. In this context, Megacities are both spaces of risk as well as they offer opportunities for interventions to reduce emissions and improve air quality and the transportation systems performance. Hence, for the existent and emerging Megacities – also in Latin America – it is constantly necessary to implement and monitor political interventions which can help to assure an appropriate coexistence of different modes, aiming at the minimization of the negative impacts of transportation. The speech gives an overview about the general contribution of the transportation sector with regard to GHG and climate change. It then highlights the importance of Megacities as main producers of pollutants. This issue is addressed with regard to strategies towards improvements in the transportation sector. Following, different transport policies are presented and discussed that seem adequate to move the urban transportation systems towards sustainability. As an example, first results of qualitative expert interviews among important actors of the transportation sector in Santiago de Chile were presented focusing on the identification of relevant transport measures in Santiago.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/57504/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Transport policies towards sustainability in large urban agglomerations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:1 October 2008
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Megacities, Latin America, Transport Policies
Event Title:International Forum "Bogotá - Berlin - Beijing: Challenges and Solutions for Megacities
Event Location:Bogotá (Kolumbien)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Date:1 October 2008
Organizer:German-Colombian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsprognose in Ballungsräumen (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Justen, Andreas
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:22

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