Special Issue "New Governance Model and Strategy to Improve a Sustainable Transport System"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
Prof. Dr. Yacan Wang
School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
Interests: transportation economics; sustainable transport system; transport behavior response
Lack of coordinated governance among stakeholders leads to insufficient and inefficient supply of transportation facilities and services for regions and megacities around the world. The continuous urban expansion with consequent creation of megacities and city belts involves the need to have more efficient governance structures to maintain technologically, financially and environmentally sustainable transportation systems. Therefore, the new governance model and strategy for regional and urban transports to improve sustainable transport systems becomes increasingly important in China, as well as in developed countries.
From an academic point of view, only few papers are dedicated to the analysis of transport governance system in China and the main part of these works is focused exclusively on analysis of governance problems concerning ports activity while intercity and megacity transportation systems like high speed railway or rail transit are seldom addressed.
Moreover, the rapid regional economic integration and urban expansion process lead to an urban sprawl on the periphery with the well-known problems that these phenomena produce. Many studies are focused on the analysis of urban sprawl in its physical aspect and a low degree of local mixed land use in its functional aspect. However, there is not an organized work to investigate and describe the best practices and comparative analysis of different patterns of governance to mitigate or prevent the problems related to the cities grow and inefficient model of transport governance.
With this Special Issue, we aim to collect the most important contributes focused to analyze the policy implications of effective governance for sustainable transportation development.
Stakeholders analysis in transportation governance
Transportation governance structures and characteristics at the national, regional and megacity levels
Governance innovations for cleaner technology in transport sector
Governance innovations for sustainable financial performance in transport sector
Governance innovations for smart transport
Governance innovations for sharing transport and sustainable urban travel
New policy issues to support a sustainable governance in transport sector
Case studies for governance of high speed railway, highway, commuting rail transit system and other transportation modes
Prof. Dr. Yacan Wang
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cirà
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ioppolo
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Governance models and strategy
Sustainable transport system
Government regulation model and policy instrument
Travels’ response to transport governance innovation