Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning
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Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning

Hermann Knoflacher (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal (Gazi University, Turkey)
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Release Date: February, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 374
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2116-7
ISBN13: 9781522521167|ISBN10: 152252116X|EISBN13: 9781522521174
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Description & Coverage
Description:

While modern cities continue to grow and become more efficient in many sectors as their population increases, public transportation has not yet caught up. As a significant industry in contemporary society, further progress in transportation systems is more vital than ever.

Engineering Tools and Solutions for Sustainable Transportation Planning is an informative reference source that outlines why current transportation systems have become inefficient in modern societies, and offers solutions for the improvement of transportation infrastructures. Highlighting key topics such as parking organization, car ownership, energy consumption, and highway performance, this is a detailed resource for all practitioners, academics, graduate students, and researchers that are interested in studying the latest trends and developments in the transportation sector.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Consumption
  • Motorways
  • Parking Ordinances
  • Parking Organization
  • Public Transport
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Transport Logistics
  • Walkability and Pedestrians
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Editor Biographies
Hermann Knoflacher was trained in civil engineering, mathematics, and geodesy. He became full Professor in Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering in the year 1975 at the Vienna University of Technology. Since then he worked in transport and city planning, carried out more than 100 transport master plans for cities. He was Guest Professor in Universities in Europe, China, Japan and USA. He was also advisor to the Minister of Transport for over eight years. He was member of the advisory groups for the EU Commission for Telematics in the 4.FP and for Intermodality and Sustainable Mobility in the 5. FP. Member and Chairman of Road Research working Groups of the OECD and PIARC, and expert for the WHO. He published 8 books, more than 500 scientific publications, 500 expert opinions, and more than 1,000 lectures in the field of transport planning and traffic engineering worldwide (USA, Europe, Asia, Australia). His key areas of expertise are transport planning, city planning, civil engineering, transport policy.
Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal is an associate professor in the City and Regional Planning Department of the Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from the City and Regional Planning Department of Gazi University in 1993. She completed her master’s studies in the Regional Planning Department of the METU in 1996. She got her Ph. D. degree from the Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering of Vienna University of Technology in 2003. She carried out post-doctoral studies in the Research Centre of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering of Vienna University of Technology in 2010. Her main topics of research are the development of spatial structures and mobility and decision support systems.
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