WIT Press


Urban Transport - The Virtual Source For Sustainability Of A City

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,008 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000281

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

V.N. Bougromenko & E.G. Myasoedova

Abstract

Strategic planning (of sustainable development) implies a shift from technical, branch indices to humanitarian ones characterizing standards of living. Ini context of urban transportation the solution is urban transport standard, which is an aggregate of the indices of end consumption of transport services minimally required to sustain normal living conditions, such as mobility, level of transport discrimination, level of ecological safety, net contribution of urban transport to GDP. Introduction What is sustainability in a broad meaning of this word? Let's remind ourselves that the main sense of sustainability, defined in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, is "a way of life", and that means such consumption of resources today that will allow the future generations to breath a cleaner air. Eight years later it became ob

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