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Title: Using indicators to disentangle the transport-related sustainability of a city
Authors: Meers, Dries
Hermans, Elke
Buldeo Rai, Heleen
van Lier, Tom
Shen, Yongjun
Macharis, Cathy
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University Press
Citation: Weijers, Stef; Kraan, Martin (Ed.). Bijdragen Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen, University Press,p. 241-255
Series/Report no.: 23
Abstract: As a consequence of the growing awareness on sustainability in relation to passenger mobility and freight transport, cities encounter the need to monitor and benchmark their performance. An indicatorbased evaluation framework on city level can be employed to evaluate the performance in a simple and unambiguous manner. This paper applies such a framework, based on a wide range of indicators, on a case study. The results of this case study show that the applicability of the framework depends mainly on data quality and data availability, where poor or few data hinders comparability and aggregation. To actually monitor a city’s performance, time series data should be collected and a city classification can be made up for benchmarking purposes. Finally, the case study also sheds light on the quest to collect appropriate data in an inexpensive and regular way.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23414
ISBN: 9789461974631
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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