WIT Press


Sustainability Of Transportation Systems: Air Pollution Scenarios

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030201

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

651.19 kb

Author(s)

G. Latini, R. Cocci Grifoni & G. Passerini

Abstract

Sustainability is a planning perspective that accounts for economic, social and environmental aims. The transportation of people and goods represents a special and unique challenge for sustainable development. Although transportation provides many economic and social benefits, the movement of people and goods can have significant environmental consequences that can, in turn, have social and economic repercussions. Sustainable transportation calls for ensuring that the environment is considered, along with economic and social considerations, in transportation decision making. In accordance with sustainable transportation, this paper presents an overview on air-pollution problems in a complex valley, located in the middle of Italy, and then discusses current and on-going new deals for reducing transport-related air

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