SUNRA - a sustainability rating system framework for National Road Administrations

Chris Sowerby, James Langstraat, Clare Harmer, Lennart Folkeson, Henrik Gudmundsson

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    Abstract

    National Road Administrations (NRAs) across Europe strive to improve the performance of their road networks. This improvement has been underpinned by significant research in the optimisation of road planning, design, construction and maintenance, which has enhanced the understanding of the social, environmental and economic aspects of managing a road network. Whilst there is common understanding in some aspects of sustainability there is not a common understanding of sustainability as a whole and thus how to benchmark and improve overall performance. The Sustainability: National Road Administrations (SUNRA) project aims to provide a common way of defining sustainability, identify how to measure sustainable development at a strategic level and integrate sustainable decision making into key intervention points. The project has developed a series of sustainability frameworks that allow NRAs to develop a tailored approach to sustainability based on national priorities, significant issues, stakeholder concerns and individual organisational structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventTransport Research Arena 2014 - CNIT, La Défense, Paris, France
    Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014
    Conference number: 5

    Conference

    ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2014
    Number5
    LocationCNIT, La Défense
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period14/04/201417/04/2014

    Keywords

    • sustainability
    • metrics
    • indicators
    • environment
    • social
    • economy
    • impact
    • performance
    • sustainable
    • developmant
    • assesment
    • framework
    • road
    • project
    • design
    • construction

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