WIT Press


Globalization, Technology, Innovation - The Long-term Framework For Mobility Issues

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970311

Volume

33

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

980 kb

Author(s)

Gerhard Mattrisch

Abstract

Dealing with long-term issues is an essential element of transportation and mobility policies. In this paper some global and regional developments with a wide time horizon are outlined, the relationship between mobility needs or demand and technological approaches is discussed and the special function of technological innovations is touched upon. In a way the paper can be understood as part of an agenda for future mobility research. 1. Introduction Urban Transport and the Environment has been a general issue for ages, and it will remain so during the next decades nearly all over the world. It is not a new problem: there is evidence of people complaining about London's streets being overcrowded even around 1750 (HIBBERT 1987). The question is wh

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