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Rethinking the Transport Infrastructure-Led Development Model

by 1,2,* and 1,2
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Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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Academic Editors: Piotr Rosik, Bartłomiej Rokicki and Andrzej Szarata
Sustainability 2022, 14(1), 407; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010407
Received: 15 November 2021 / Revised: 27 December 2021 / Accepted: 29 December 2021 / Published: 31 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Role of Transport Infrastructure in Regional Development)
Transport infrastructure-led development has been well recognized, especially in regard to China’s achievement, which has led to a growing range of programs and initiatives. However, some failures have subsequently raised debates over the effectiveness of such a development model, but existing studies have not yet given satisfactory explanations. This paper aims to provide an effective interpretation from the perspective of sustainable transport infrastructure by rethinking the transport infrastructure-led development model. According to our study, researchers have paid more attention to the development benefits of transport infrastructure and the mechanism, while constraints of different financing sources and patterns on the sustainability of transport infrastructure have been neglected, though financing patterns have drawn much attention. In this paper, we argue that the degree of constraints from financing patterns greatly impact the achievement of development benefits, in which the trade-off between cash-back and long-term benefits is essential for achieving the sustainability of transport infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: transport infrastructure-led development; sustainable transport infrastructure; trade-off; financing patterns; development benefits transport infrastructure-led development; sustainable transport infrastructure; trade-off; financing patterns; development benefits
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