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Amalgamating ICT with sustainable transport - building on synergies and avoiding contradictions

Thomopoulos, Nikolas, Givoni, Moshe and Rietveld, Piet (2015) Amalgamating ICT with sustainable transport - building on synergies and avoiding contradictions In: ICT for Transport: Opportunities and Threats. NECTAR Series on Transportation and Communications Networks Research . Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., pp. 297-304. ISBN 9781783471294

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Abstract

‘Smart’ in policy terms refers largely to the increasing use and various ways of ICT to meet various objectives, ranging from social cohesion to economic growth and environmental sustainability. Yet it is debatable what smart is in policy terms and even when there is consensus that it is wise to act in a certain way, the outcome might prove otherwise. Similarly, smart policy in terms of promoting the use of ICT in the transport sector includes certain threats while at the same time offering valuable opportunities. Consequently, this concluding chapter aims to summarize the main findings of previous chapters in a table and to draw useful conclusions to foster collaboration between previously distant disciplines. One of the main conclusions of this book is that ICT in particular, and technology in general, form important policy tools to advance sustainable transport, amongst other objectives. However, such policy tools should not be seen as fixes to the sustainable problem but as part of an overall solution minimizing risks. It is only such approaches that can build on synergies and avoid contradictions in the rapidly evolving field of ICT for transport to advance sustainable transport.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Thomopoulos, Nikolasn.thomopoulos@surrey.ac.uk
Givoni, Moshe
Rietveld, Piet
Date : 29 May 2015
DOI : 10.4337/9781783471294
Additional Information : Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century alongside the increasing importance and value of information. This is particularly evident in the transport sector where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experiences. With this background, this book provides evidence regarding the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications. By focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book illustrate the challenges for academics, practitioners and policy makers alike through diverse case studies from across the world.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 04 Nov 2019 15:48
Last Modified : 25 Feb 2020 10:29
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853001

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