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Urban transport VII : urban transport and the environment in the 21st century

Author: Lance J Sucharov; Carlos A Brebbia; International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment (7th, 2001, Lemnos, Greece)
Publisher: Southampton : WIT Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English

For urban planners, the nature of urban transport is complex. Its effects spill over into areas such as commercial, residential, public and open spaces, and the health, visual and aural environment.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance J Sucharov; Carlos A Brebbia; International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment (7th, 2001, Lemnos, Greece)
ISBN: 1853128651 9781853128653
OCLC Number: 231963999
Notes: Conference proceedings. - Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 767 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: Section 1: General Transport Systems - The logic of future logistics; Design of an integrated and effective urban public transport scheme for small and medium size cities; An integrated transport system for a city of 40,000 inhabitants; An experiment of a town centre traffic management package employing traffic capacity reduction and public transport promotion the case study of Toyonaka station district; Pennsylvania's statewide long range transportation plan (PennPlan): performance based planning in the U.S; .Structuring traffic integration: in search of innovative solutions; Toll cordon design. Section 2: Railway Systems - Small sized monorail system that provides low cost and ecological effectiveness; Modeling automatic train regulation systems; The development of man machine interface (MMI) in alarm management for Hong Kong railway operations; The potential application of monorail technology as a tool for economic redevelopment - a case study Fresno, California. Section 3: Town Planning - Transport infrastructure in the urban planning scheme of the town of Vladicin Han; Location of commercial facilities related to desirable urban form; The GIS research project: accessibility in Swedish towns 1980 and 1995; How sustainable is research on sustainable mobility: a review of five years of 'Urban Transport'; Multicriteria evaluation of transportation infrastructure projects: the case of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace region; Principles of planning a tramway system in an urban environment and its application to the city of Athens; Evaluation of travel demand management policies in the urban areas of Naples; Quality of urban transport in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: dilemmas and perspectives of planning and public management. Section 4: Economic and Social Impact Competitiveness of trolleybus in urban transport; On the relationship between travel behavior and information and communications technology (ICT): what do the travel diaries show?; A typology of urban driving patterns: a descriptive analysis and estimation of environmental effects; Assessing the transport impacts of e-business in Australia; Economic analysis of out-of-town establishments in the retail industry; Effects of privatization of public urban transport - the case of Beograd. Section 5: Simulation Systems - Estimating benefits by improving the reliability on travel times; Car-following model based on fuzzy neural networks; A self-consistent dynamic traffic flow model part I: modeling and analysis; Trip generation rates and land use - transport planning in urban environment; The quasi shock wave simulation method of delay at signalized intersections. Section 6: Information Systems - Public transport information: towards the information society; Fuzzy traffic signal control - environmentally better choice; Modelling user's preferences of public bus transportation using neural networks and GIS. Section 7: Pollution and the Environment - Historical overview of air pollution in Sao Paulo metropolitan area, Brazil: influence of mobile sources and related health effects; Characterization of carbonaceous particulate matter in the urban area of Rome; Ozone forecasting in the urban area of Seville using artificial neural network technology; Neural networks to estimate pollutant levels in canyon roads; Air pollution drop by technique of urban traffic integrated control system in Catania city (Italy); Traffic performance-based air quality management; Transport and the environment: a multi- and interdisciplinary approach; A model to determine primary air pollutant emissions from urban buses in Santiago de Chile; Multidisciplinary study on reducing air pollution from transport methodology and emission results; A Monte Carlo analysis of air pollution impacts from Belgian passenger cars in 2010; Estimation of motor vehicle emission factors from road measurements of pollutant concentrations; Influence of the urban transport upon the air quality as experienced in the Romanian city of Timisoara; Development of model for measuring direction and transportation of urban air emission; The impact of switching from leaded to unleaded fuel on the air quality of a typical urban area in Kuwait; First flush effect of metals and anions in stormwater runoff from roads in mid-Sweden; Emission and air quality modelling around airports; Topographical effects on global emissions from mobile sources in urban networks. Section 8: Noise - Noise traffic forecasting models carried out in standard sites; Measurement and prediction of traffic noise in residential areas; Scenarios for the acoustic environment in Flanders in 2010; Analysis of main airport noise parameters. Section 9: Safety - Viewing characteristics of drivers; Effects of urban design on road accidents in Hong Kong; The development of signal processing system on urban transit application using 77 GHz FMCW radar; Motorcycle crash prediction model for signalised intersections; Enhancing security management in public transport using automatic incident detection. Section 10: Energy Efficiency - Reducing fuel consumption and emissions in urban areas by using a new fuel-efficiency support tool; Brake energy recovery in urban transport; Emissions and fuel consumption of natural gas powered city buses versus diesel buses in real-city traffic; On the calculation of the environmental performance of energy supply to electrical vehicles. Section 11: Vehicle Technology - Image analysis applied to discriminate between sealed and unsealed road surfaces; Magnetic levitation technology in urban transport systems: sustainable connectivity for cities of the 21st century; The LIUTO: a modern, low wave generating, passenger MB for water cities; External costs due to electric vehicles: a comparative analysis between new and conventional cars; A grand design of future advanced electric vehicle powered by fuel cell, battery, flywheel and photovoltaic cell. Section 12: Barcelona Case Studies - Integrating intercity and urban railways in Barcelona; Social costs of metropolitan passenger transport in Barcelona.
Responsibility: ed. by L.J. Sucharov, C.A. Brebbia.


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