The challenge of sustainable mobility in urban planning and urban development: a comparative study
Author(s): Naess, P Naess, Petter
All authors:
Petter NAESS
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Country: China, Denmark, Norway
Publication year: 2006
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Research theme: Change Processes and Institutional Innovation, Environment and Climate Change, Policy and Planning, Public Transport
Urban form, Travel, Sustainability, Urban development, Planning
Final Report
This project was a study of how the challenge of sustainable mobility has been dealt with in urban planning and urban development during the period since the 1990s in the Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen and Oslo and the Chinese provincial capital Hangzhou. The study has investigated and compared the ways planners and decision‐makers in these three cities have understood, interpreted, formulated policies and finally acted in relation to transport and land‐use in a sustainability context during the period since 1990, with an aim to explain reasons for key similarities and differences.
The study was carried out by Aalborg University in cooperation with Institute of Transport Economics (Norway) and Zhejiang University (China). The project has been headed by Professor, Dr. Ing. Petter Næss, who has carried out most of Aalborg University´s part of the research work and also (by virtue of a part‐time employment) most of the part of the research work accounted for by Institute of Transport Economics. At Aalborg University, the research team also included Research Assistant Teresa Næss and M. Sc. Morten Nicolaisen. At Institute of Transport Economics, Professor Arvid Strand and Research Assistant Teresa Næss carried out some of the research work. At Zhejiang University, the research work was carried out by Yinmei Yao and Li Fen, with the former as main responsible.

Project's outcome: On their road to sustainability,
based on SP 2006-33 and published in Town Planning Review, Vol. 82, Bo. 3, 2011, pp. 285-315; Oslo's farewell to urban sprawl.

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