Transport for smart cities

Niels Buus Kristensen, Allan Schrøder Pedersen

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    Abstract

    The global megatrend of the last century’s migration from rural to ever-larger conurbations has created immense gains to society through economies of scale and benefits from agglomeration. These include – other things remaining equal – a lesser need for transport because a bigger share of peoples’ activities can be reached within the relative close distances of the city. However, urbanisation has also led to significant disadvantages, of which transport accounts for some of the most severe. Traffic accidents and emissions of air pollutants and noise take heavy tolls in terms of people killed and injured, although in many countries the situation has improved over recent decades. Two major issues, however, have proven very difficult to cope with, to the point where the problems they cause are not yet diminishing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRisø energy report 10 : Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world
    Number of pages86
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Risø Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi
    Publication date2011
    Pages33-36
    ISBN (Print)978-87-550-3905-6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-550-3906-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R
    Number1778(EN)
    ISSN0106-2840

    Keywords

    • Risø-R-1778(EN)
    • Risø-R-1778

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