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Urban and Maritime Transport XXVIII
Edited By: G. Passerini, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy and member of WIT Board of Directors and S. Ricci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
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WIT Transactions on The Built Environment
Containing papers presented at the 28th International Conference on Urban and Maritime Transport and the Environment, this volume covers two, apparently, parallel topics which meet in the transport and environmental management of coastal cities, both being affected positively and negatively by landside and seaside traffic.
The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment creates a fertile environment for original ideas, innovative approaches and applications of advanced technologies, their tests and evaluations in practice. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with IT systems and applications to improve safety and efficiency.
Maritime Transport is highly interconnected with rail, road and air services, as well as inland waterways. Each of these must therefore operate complimentary of one another to maximise efficiency and respond rapidly to variable economic and political contingencies.
The variety of topics covered by the included research works reflects the complex interaction of transport systems with their environment and the need to establish integrated strategies. The shared aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of transportation systems typically by interdisciplinary approaches. Therefore, a focus is placed on multidisciplinary research and development, as well as operational experiences.