Environmental Policy and Household Behaviour

Environmental Policy and Household Behaviour
  • Author : Patrik Soderholm
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 325
  • Relase : 2013-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781134040131

Environmental Policy and Household Behaviour Book Review:

Our behaviour in our own homes - our recycling habits, consumer choices and transport preferences - all have a huge impact on the environment locally and globally. Governments across the world are trying to formulate and implement policies to encourage and enforce more sustainable household actions. Yet so often these policies fail to have the desired effects because of a lack of understanding of the complex interplay of policy and individual behaviour. This book examines this interplay, looking at the role of values, attitudes and constraints in the links between policy and changing behaviour at the household level. The first part of the book explores the theoretical background looking at the politics of lifestyles and lifestyle change, policy legitimacy and barriers and facilitators for pro-environmental behaviour. The second part is made up of in-depth case studies from Sweden - one of the fore-running countries in this area - examining three main types of household behaviour: waste and recycling; consumption and labelling; and transportation choices. Within these case studies, the contributors examine what policy initiatives have and haven't worked and the role of values and constraints in those processes. This is the first inter-disciplinary, in-depth look at how environmental policy enters the private, domestic sphere. The theoretical insights and policy guidance the book offers will be vital in the drive to generate behaviour change at the household level and the move towards sustainable societies.

Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America

Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America
  • Author : Daniel Oviedo,Natalia Villamizar Duarte,Ana Ardila Pinto
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781787690110

Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America Book Review:

This volume of Transport and Sustainability focuses on how spatial and social mobilities are intertwined in the reproduction of spatial and social inequities in Latin American cities.

Sustainable Urban Transport

Sustainable Urban Transport
  • Author : Maria Attard,Yoram Shiftan
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781784416157

Sustainable Urban Transport Book Review:

This publication brings together an international group of researchers and presents work from different countries dealing with issues related to transport policy, attitudes and mode choice, car sharing and alternative modes of transport, and discusses the future of non-motorized modes of transport.

Pricing in Road Transport

Pricing in Road Transport
  • Author : Erik Verhoef,Michiel C.J. Bliemer,Linda Steg,Bert van Wee
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781848440258

Pricing in Road Transport Book Review:

. . . the book provides ample evidence of the various and often complex issues that arise in road pricing policies. New research is presented on topics mostly neglected in the past (such as the role of firms in rod pricing, or new insights from dynamic network models). Tilmann Rave, Journal of Regional Science Transport pricing is high on the political agenda throughout the world, but as the authors illustrate, governments seeking to implement this often face challenging questions and significant barriers. The associated policy and research questions cannot always be addressed adequately from a mono-disciplinary perspective. This book shows how a multi-disciplinary approach may lead to new types of analysis and insights, contributing to a better understanding of the intricacies of transport pricing and eventually to a potentially more effective and acceptable design of such policies. The study addresses important policy and research themes such as the possible motives for introducing road transport pricing and potential conflicts between these motives, behavioural responses to transport pricing for households and firms, the modelling of transport pricing, and the acceptability of pricing. Studying road transport pricing from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will be of great interest to transport policymakers and advisors, transport academics and consultants and students in transport studies.

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning
  • Author : Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Haneen Khreis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 734
  • Relase : 2018-07-13
  • ISBN : 9783319749839

Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning Book Review:

This volume brings together the world’s leading experts on urban and transport planning, environmental exposures, physical activity, health and health impact assessment to discuss challenges and solutions in cities. The book provides a conceptual framework and work program for actions and outlines future research needs. It presents the current evidence-base, the benefits of and numerous case studies on integrating health and the environment into urban development and transport planning. Within cities there is a considerable variation in the levels of environmental exposures such as ambient air pollution, noise, and temperature, green space availability and physical activity. Many of these exposures, and their adverse health impacts, are related to and are being exacerbated by urban and transport planning and policy. Emerging research suggests that urban and transport planning indicators such as road network, distance to major roads, traffic density, household density, industry, and natural and green space can explain a large proportion of the variability in environmental exposures and therefore represent important and highly modifiable factors. The urban environment is a complex interlinked system. Decision-makers need not only better data on the complexity of factors in environmental and developmental processes affecting human health, but also an enhanced understanding of the linkages between these factors and health effects to determine at which level to target their actions most effectively. In recent years, there also has been a shift from trying to change at the national level to more comprehensive and ambitious actions being developed and implemented at the regional and local levels. Cities have come to the forefront of providing solutions for environmental issues such as climate change, which has co-benefits for health, but yet need better knowledge for wider health-centric action. This book provides the latest and most up-to-date information and studies for academics and practitioners alike.

Sustainable Urban Environments

Sustainable Urban Environments
  • Author : Ellen M. van Bueren,Hein van Bohemen,Laure Itard,Henk Visscher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 429
  • Relase : 2011-09-15
  • ISBN : 9400712944

Sustainable Urban Environments Book Review:

The urban environment – buildings, cities and infrastructure – represents one of the most important contributors to climate change, while at the same time holding the key to a more sustainable way of living. The transformation from traditional to sustainable systems requires interdisciplinary knowledge of the re-design, construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment. Sustainable Urban Environments: An Ecosystem Approach presents fundamental knowledge of the built environment. Approaching the topic from an ecosystems perspective, it shows the reader how to combine diverse practical elements into sustainable solutions for future buildings and cities. You’ll learn to connect problems and solutions at different spatial scales, from urban ecology to material, water and energy use, from urban transport to livability and health. The authors introduce and explore a variety of governance tools that support the transformation process, and show how they can help overcome institutional barriers. The book concludes with an account of promising perspectives for achieving a sustainable built environment in industrialized countries. Offering a unique overview and understanding of the most pressing challenges in the built environment, Sustainable Urban Environments helps the reader grasp opportunities for integration of knowledge and technologies in the design, construction and management of the built environment. Students and practitioners who are eager to look beyond their own fields of interest will appreciate this book because of its depth and breadth of coverage.

Handbook of Sustainable Travel

Handbook of Sustainable Travel
  • Author : Tommy Gärling,Dick Ettema,Margareta Friman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 341
  • Relase : 2013-10-13
  • ISBN : 9789400770348

Handbook of Sustainable Travel Book Review:

This volume gathers distinguished researchers on travel behavior from a variety of disciplines, to offer state-of-the-art research and analysis encompassing environmental, traffic and transport psychology; transport planning and engineering; transport geography; transport economics; consumer services research; environmental sociology and well-being research. The underlying dilemma is that neither contemporary transportation technology nor contemporary travel behaviors are sustainable. The path toward sustainability is complex, because the consequences of changing technology and attempts to change travel preferences can be extreme both in economic and in social terms. The Handbook of Sustainable Travel discusses transportation systems from environmental, social and economic perspectives, to provide insights into the underlying mechanisms, and to envisage potential strategies towards more sustainable travel. Part I offers an introduction to the subject, with chapters review historical and future trends in travel, the role of travel for a good society, and the satisfaction of travelers with various features of travel options. Part II proceeds from the fact that the car is the backbone of today’s transportation system, and that a break with automobiles is likely to be necessary in the future. Contributors review the development of private car use, explore economic and psychological reasons why the car has become the primary mode of transport and discuss how this can be changed in the future. Part III addresses the social sustainability of travel, providing insights into the social costs and benefits of leisure, business and health travel, and taking into account the social costs or benefits of measures whose goals are primarily environmental. The authors provide the necessary background to judge whether proposed transport policies are also sustainable from a social perspective. Part IV highlights future alternatives to physical travel and surveys ecologically sustainable travel modes such as public transport and non-motorized modes of transportation.

Transportation in a Net Zero World

Transportation in a Net Zero World
  • Author : Kathryn G. Logan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9783030966744

Transportation in a Net Zero World Book Review:

This book discusses the importance of transitioning from conventionally fuelled, electric and hydrogen personal vehicles towards low carbon electric and hydrogen public transport. It presents international comparisons and case studies of countries who have successfully and unsuccessfully implemented policies to reduce their emissions from land-based transport. It discusses and provides policy recommendations to meet a net zero transport world by exploring potential issues, including infrastructure changes and electricity generation mix which may prevent targets being met successfully. The book also demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced individual transport choices and what will need to be done to ensure travel remains sustainable going forward. Aligned with an active area of academic and civil discourse on the topic of sustainable transportation systems, Transportation in a Net Zero World will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, and graduate students alike, in the fields of environmental science and transport studies.

Environmental Impact Assessment of Buildings

Environmental Impact Assessment of Buildings
  • Author : Wahidul Biswas
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2020-02-05
  • ISBN : 9783039282432

Environmental Impact Assessment of Buildings Book Review:

This Special Issue covers a wide range of areas—including building orientation, service life, use of photocatalytically active structures and PV facades, implications of transportation system, building types (i.e., high rise, multilevel, commercial, residential), life cycle assessment, and structural engineering—that need to be considered in the environmental impact assessment of buildings, and the chapters include case studies across the globe. Consideration of these strategies would help reduce energy and material consumption, environmental emissions, and waste generation associated with all phases of a building’s life cycle. Chapter 1 demonstrates that green star concrete exhibits the same structural properties as conventional concrete in Australia. Chapter 2 showed that the use of TiO2 as a photocatalyst on the surface of construction materials with a suitable stable binding agent, such as aggregates, would enable building walls to absorb NOx from air. This study found that TiO2 has the potential to reduce ambient concentrations of NOx from areas where this pollutant becomes concentrated under solar irradiation. Chapter 3 presents the life cycle assessment of architecturally integrated glass–glass photovoltaics in building facades to find the appropriate material composition for a multicolored PV façade offering improved environmental performance. Chapter 4 shows that urban office buildings lacking appropriate orientation experienced indoor overheating. Chapter 5 details four modeling approaches that were implemented to estimate buildings’ response towards load shedding. Chapter 6 covers the life cycle GHG emissions of high-rise residential housing block to discover opportunities for environmental improvement. Chapter 7 discusses an LCA framework that took into account variation in the service life of buildings associated with the use of different types of materials. Chapter 8 presents a useful data mining algorithm to conduct life cycle asset management in residential developments built on transport systems.

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption
  • Author : Lucia A. Reisch,John Th_gersen
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2015-02-27
  • ISBN : 9781783471270

Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption Book Review:

This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world�s leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are fac

Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 1111
  • Relase : 2018-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781522552116

Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

From driverless cars to vehicular networks, recent technological advances are being employed to increase road safety and improve driver satisfaction. As with any newly developed technology, researchers must take care to address all concerns, limitations, and dangers before widespread public adoption. Intelligent Transportation and Planning: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the applications, management, and planning of intelligent transportation systems. Highlighting a range of topics, such as automatic control, infrastructure systems, and system architecture, this publication is ideally designed for engineers, academics, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the transportation planning sector.

Handbook of Public Transport Research

Handbook of Public Transport Research
  • Author : Graham Currie
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2021-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781788978668

Handbook of Public Transport Research Book Review:

Providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest research in the growing field of public transport studies, this Handbook looks at the impact of urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities on public transport. Chapters examine the significant challenges facing the field that require new and original solutions, including congestion and environmental relief, and the social equity objectives that justify public transport in cities.

Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology

Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology
  • Author : Cathrine V. Jansson-Boyd,Magdalena J. Zawisza
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 730
  • Relase : 2016-11-18
  • ISBN : 9781317539933

Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology Book Review:

This unique handbook maps the growing field of consumer psychology in its increasingly global context. With contributions from over 70 scholars across four continents, the book reflects the cross-cultural and multidisciplinary character of the field. Chapters relate the key consumer concepts to the progressive globalization of markets in which consumers act and consumption takes place. The book is divided into seven sections, offering a truly comprehensive reference work that covers: The historical foundations of the discipline and the rise of globalization The role of cognition and multisensory perception in consumers’ judgements The social self, identity and well-being, including their relation to advertising Social and cultural influences on consumption, including politics and religion Decision making, attitudes and behaviorally based research Sustainable consumption and the role of branding The particularities of online settings in framing and affecting behavior The Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology will be essential reading for anyone interested in how the perceptions, feelings and values of consumers interact with the decisions they make in relation to products and services in a global context. It will also be key reading for students and researchers across psychology and marketing, as well as professionals interested in a deeper understanding of the field.

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour
  • Author : Alan Lewis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012-04-12
  • ISBN : 1139469762

The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour Book Review:

Psychologists have been observing and interpreting economic behaviour for at least fifty years, and the last decade, in particular, has seen an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference resource dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods – including laboratory experiments, field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews – the Handbook covers aspects of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives. With contributions from distinguished scholars from a variety of countries and backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics. It will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioural economics.

The Car-dependent Society

The Car-dependent Society
  • Author : Hans Jeekel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2016-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781317039396

The Car-dependent Society Book Review:

Cars are essential in modern Western societies. Some even say that our modern lifestyles would have been impossible without cars. The dependency of Western societies on our cars is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The population at large knows the risks, knows the disadvantages, experiences the advantages and keeps driving. Using data from Western Europe, this book examines three key themes: frequent car use, car dependence, and the future of passenger car mobility in societies. In conclusion, in modern Western risk societies, more attention needs to be paid to car dependence, its driving forces, its advantages, its problems and challenges for the future.

Smart Technologies in Urban Engineering

Smart Technologies in Urban Engineering
  • Author : Olga Arsenyeva,Tatiana Romanova,Maria Sukhonos,Yevgen Tsegelnyk
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 878
  • Relase : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 9783031201417

Smart Technologies in Urban Engineering Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive review of smart technologies and perspectives on their application in urban engineering. It covers a wide range of applications, from transport and energy management to digital manufacturing, smart city, environment, and sustainable development, providing readers with new ideas for future research and collaborations. This book presents select papers from the International Conference on Smart Technologies in Urban Engineering (STUE-2022), held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on June 9–11, 2022. All the contributions offer plenty of valuable information and would be of great benefit to the experience exchange among scientists in urban engineering.

Promoting Walking and Cycling

Promoting Walking and Cycling
  • Author : Pooley, Colin G
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2013-08-21
  • ISBN : 9781447310105

Promoting Walking and Cycling Book Review:

Promoting walking and cycling proposes solutions to one of the most pressing problems in contemporary British transport planning. The need to develop more sustainable urban mobility lies at the heart of energy and environmental policies and has major implications for the planning of cities and for the structure of economy and society. However, most people feel either unable or unwilling to incorporate travel on foot or by bike into their everyday journeys. This book uses innovative quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine in depth, and in an international and historical context, why so many people fail to travel in ways that are deemed by most to be desirable. It proposes evidence-based policy solutions that could increase levels of walking and cycling substantially. This book is essential reading for planners and policy makers developing and implementing transport policies at both national and local levels, plus researchers and students in the field of mobility, transport, sustainability and urban planning.

Auto Motives

Auto Motives
  • Author : Karen Lucas,Evelyn Blumenberg,Rachel Weinberger
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 311
  • Relase : 2011-02-15
  • ISBN : 9780857242334

Auto Motives Book Review:

While the individual benefits of car-based travel continues to be recognized, the wider environmental and social cost of automobiles is also significant. This title evaluates the evidence for better understanding 'what drives us to drive'.

Advances in System Dynamics and Control

Advances in System Dynamics and Control
  • Author : Azar, Ahmad Taher,Vaidyanathan, Sundarapandian
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 680
  • Relase : 2018-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781522540786

Advances in System Dynamics and Control Book Review:

Complex systems are pervasive in many areas of science. With the increasing requirement for high levels of system performance, complex systems has become an important area of research due to its role in many industries. Advances in System Dynamics and Control provides emerging research on the applications in the field of control and analysis for complex systems, with a special emphasis on how to solve various control design and observer design problems, nonlinear systems, interconnected systems, and singular systems. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as adaptive control, artificial neural network, and synchronization, this book is an important resource for engineers, professionals, and researchers interested in applying new computational and mathematical tools for solving the complicated problems of mathematical modeling, simulation, and control.

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : Ashok K. Rathoure
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2019-08-30
  • ISBN : 9780429607868

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability presents approaches for resource management centered on reducing waste and reusing and recycling materials. It aims to save energy by reducing energy consumption associated with extracting, processing, and transporting raw materials and waste, and also to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for landfills and incinerators. This book presents the various principles, methods, and tools that can be used to address different issues in the areas of industrial waste reduction and sustainability. It examines how to eliminate waste at the source and at all points of a supply chain, and how to shift from the current one-way linear resource model to a sustainable "closed-loop" system. Proposes strategies for businesses to reduce and reuse waste with a goal of reaching a zero waste status. Focuses on how mitigating waste and promoting recycling can save vast amounts of energy. Explains how the zero waste approach would be a key measure to ensure environmental sustainability and help to offset global climate change.