Transport, the Environment and Security: Making the Connection

Transport, the Environment and Security: Making the Connection

By: Rae Zimmerman (author)Hardback

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Description

Effective means of transport are critical under both normal and extreme conditions, but modern transport systems are subject to many diverse demands. This path-breaking book uniquely draws together the typically conflicting arenas of transport, the environment and security, and provides collective solutions to their respective issues and challenges. From a primarily urban perspective, the author illustrates that the fields of transportation, environment (with an emphasis on climate change) and security (for both natural hazards and terrorism) and their interconnections remain robust areas for policy and planning. Synthesizing existing data, new analyses, and a rich set of case studies, the book uses transportation networks as a framework to explore transportation in conjunction with environment, security, and interdependencies with other infrastructure sectors. The US rail transit system, ecological corridors, cyber security, planning mechanisms and the effectiveness of technologies are among the topics explored in detail. Case studies of severe and potential impacts of natural hazards, accidents, and security breaches on transportation are presented. These cases support the analyses of the forces on transportation, land use and patterns of population change that connect, disconnect and reconnect people from their environment and security. The book will prove a fascinating and insightful read for academics, students, and practitioners across a wide range of fields including: transport, environmental economics, environmental management, urban planning, public policy, and terrorism and security.

About Author

Rae Zimmerman, PhD, Professor of Planning and Public Administration, New York University, US

Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Rail and Road Networks 3. The Climate Connection 4. Planning, Technology and Behavior 5. Environmental Networks and Transport: Air, Water and Ecosystems 6. Natural Hazards and Accidents that Disrupt Transportation Networks 7. Security 8. Conclusions Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849800204
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781849800204
  • ISBN10: 1849800200

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