Topic Area F:
Transport, Land-use and Sustainability

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TAM: Ruth Steiner*
Co-TAM: Hiroyuki Iseki*

Topic Area F is concerned with land use and environmental issues due to the interaction with transport and vice versa. It includes integrated land use and transport policy and planning; modelling of land use, transport and environmental interactions with decision support systems; community liveability, local environmental impacts, and the use of non-motorized modes of travel in the developed world; and sustainability and environmental ethics.

Session Tracks:

  1. F1a: Land Use and Transport Planning and Policy (Jason Cao)*
    This track focuses on the institutional process of developing and implementing land use plans and policies, which has significant transport implications, such as pedestrian-friendly development and transit-oriented development. It includes various issues related to land use planning such as vision and strategic planning, problem identification, formulation of objectives, alternative generation, public participation and planning process, plan and policy evaluation, implementation and monitoring.

    F1b: Land Use, Transport and Environment Interactions and Modelling (Masanobu Kii and Kenji Doi)*
    This track addresses both theoretical and practical approaches in modelling that examine interactions between land use, transport, environment and energy with an emphasis on spatial attributes. "Socio-spatial interaction" that bridges spatial interaction and social interaction is a key concept to characterize this track, and it is encouraged to take it into account in modelling. Topics covered in this track include, for example, land use and transport planning, accessibility and mobility, location theories, transit oriented development, and urban forms such as a compact city and a connected city.

    F2a: Urban Environment, Liveability and Non-motorised Transport (Eva Heinen)*
    This session track addresses the relationship between urban environment, liveability and transport. It includes both the desired and undesired effects of (non-motorized) transport on the urban environment and liveability as well as the urban conditions supporting non-motorized transport to potentially increase liveability. Topics include the urban environment (land use and transport infrastructure), urban liveability and transport, and cycling and walking.

    F2b: Transport and Climate Change (Patrick Jochem)*
    This session track is concerned with effects from transport (all modes) to climate change and corresponding measures to avoid these effects (“mitigation”). The measures comprehend especially economic (e.g. policy instruments) and technical (e.g. electric vehicles) efforts. Furthermore, the impact of climate change to transport and corresponding measures (“adaptation”) are considered in this topic area.

    F2c: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics (Hirokazu Kato)*
    This session track covers sustainability, which is a very important concept in the contemporary human society, and environmental ethics, which is an important perspective to evaluate issues related to sustainability. In particular, transport activities, systems, and policies are discussed and evaluated in order to enhance economic, social and ecological sustainability. In addition, environmental issues related to transportation are examined in regard to how to understand, prevent, minimize, and mitigate them from the viewpoint of environmental ethics.

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