Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases

[tweetmeme]   Paul J. Beggs (Macquarie University) has just published a new paper which looks at the impacts of climate change on allergic respiratory diseases.  Climate change has the potential to have many significant impacts on aeroallergens such as pollen and mould spores, and therefore related diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. This paper … Continue reading

A Multi-Agent Planning Support-System for Assessing Externalities of Urban Form Scenarios: Results of Case Studies

[tweetmeme] Rachel Katoshevski-Cavari (Urban Planning, Israel), Theo Arentze and Harry Timmermans (Technical University Eindhoven) have published a new paper presenting an excellent analysis of four urban planning scenarios, based on case-studies.  The abstract: The relationship between various planning-ideas and sustainability is described, using a dedicated multi-agent model and demonstrated by a case study. The analysis … Continue reading

On Prerequisites for the Application of Sustainable Development Indicators in Urban Water Management

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme] Ulrika Palme of the Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology has recently issued a paper focusing on the pre-requisites for successful urban water management.  A short abstract of the contents of this paper: Semi-structured interviews with 47 key actors were conducted in Swedish … Continue reading

How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?

A Sustainable Transport Week focus article. [tweetmeme] Hannah M. Badland , Nick Garrett  and Grant M. Schofield of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology, have published a recent paper titled „How Does Car Parking Availability and Public Transport Accessibility Influence Work-Related Travel Behaviors?“  This study investigated the relationships between car … Continue reading

Sustainable Transport Week 26 June – 3 July

[tweetmeme This week we bring sustainable transport, sustainable urban mobility and sustainable logistics into the spotlight by providing reviews and information on a range of papers, articles and publications on these topics, including: Some Sustainability Aspects of Energy Conversion in Urban Electric Trains News: Electrical vehicles in europe: car safety and type-approvals Promotion of … Continue reading

Eurostat/EEA: energy, transport and environment indicators

[tweetmeme The multi-thematic pocketbook Energy, transport and environment indicators comprises a broad set of data collected by Eurostat and the European Environment Agency. The objective of this publication is to provide an overview of the most relevant indicators on energy, transport and environment, with particular focus on sustainable development. It presents data for the European … Continue reading

A sustainable future for transport – Towards an integrated, technology-led and user-friendly system

[tweetmeme The introduction to this excellent document by the European Commission reads: 1. In 2001, the Commission issued a White Paper (1) setting an agenda for the European transport policy throughout 2010. This programme was updated in the mid-term review of 2006. Approaching the end of the 10-year period, it is time to look … Continue reading

Briefing note: The future of mobility in the EU

[tweetmeme This briefing note examines the current debate on the future of mobility and traffic policy in Europe. It picks up on trends and challenges such as social differentiation, demographic change and cultural aspects, and looks at their significance for mobility and traffic from a socio-ecological perspective. In a second stage, current papers on the … Continue reading

Mobility management – dealing with urban traffic and congestion

[tweetmeme This note aims to provide an analysis of the concept of Mobility Management, an important instrument for dealing with urban traffic and congestion problems. It focuses on three main types of soft measure – car sharing, car pooling and travel plans – and presents some key experiences in selected European cities. It concludes … Continue reading

Study: The future of sustainable freight transport and logistics

[tweetmeme This note reviews recent trends in EU freight transport and evaluates the current EU approach to the development of a sustainable freight transport system. It then considers the likely impact of existing and potential initiatives to promote sustainability. For various reasons it will be more difficult to achieve sustainability for freight than for personal … Continue reading

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