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Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach

by 1,2, 1,2,*, 1, 1,2, 1,2 and 3
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School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
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International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China
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Department of Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 844; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030844
Received: 24 January 2018 / Revised: 13 March 2018 / Accepted: 14 March 2018 / Published: 16 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
With the rapid development of emerging cities in China, policy makers are faced with the challenges involved in devising strategies for providing transportation systems to keep pace with development. These challenges are associated with the interactive effects among a number of sophisticated factors involved in transportation systems. This paper presents a system dynamics simulation approach to analyze and select transportation development strategies in order to achieve good sustainability performance once they are implemented. The simulation approach consists of three modules: a socio-economic module, a demand module, and a supply module. The approach is validated through applying empirical data collected from the Shenzhen statistical bulletins. Three types of transport development strategies are selected for the city and examined for their applicability and effects through simulation. The strategies are helpful for reducing decision-making mistakes and achieving the goal of sustainable urban development in most emerging cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: emerging cities; transportation sustainable development; scenario simulation; system dynamics; sustainable strategies emerging cities; transportation sustainable development; scenario simulation; system dynamics; sustainable strategies
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Shen, L.; Du, L.; Yang, X.; Du, X.; Wang, J.; Hao, J. Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach. Sustainability 2018, 10, 844. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030844

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Shen L, Du L, Yang X, Du X, Wang J, Hao J. Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach. Sustainability. 2018; 10(3):844. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030844

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Shen, Liyin, Lei Du, Xining Yang, Xiaoyun Du, Jinhuan Wang, and Jianli Hao. 2018. "Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach" Sustainability 10, no. 3: 844. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030844

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