Journal Founder: Eryn Deeming

Senior Editor: Lawrence Vale

Volume 9 Editor: Eva Kassens

Editorial Advisory Board :
Dr. Arturo Ardila-Gómez, Urban Transport Specialist, LCSTR, World Bank
Dr. David Banister, Professor of Transport Studies, Director of the Transport Studies Unit, Oxford University
Dr. Randall Crane, Professor of Urban Planning, Associate Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA
Dr. Harry Dimitriou, Professor of Planning Studies, Director of the OMEGA Centre, University College London
Dr. Ralph Gakenheimer, Professor of Urban Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
Dr. Rodrigo Garrido, Associate Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics, Department of Transport and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Dr. Peter Nijkamp, Professor in Regional Economics and Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, Free University Amsterdam
Dr. Qing Shen, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Associate Dean School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, University of Maryland
Dr. Zmarak Shalizi, Independent Scholar, Director of the World Development Report 2003, former Chief of the Transportation Division, World Bank
Dr. Christopher Zegras, Assistant Professor of Transportation and Urban Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Faculty Advisors: Lawrence Vale


Volume 9: Planning for Sustainable Transportation: an International Perspective

Projections, the Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on the most innovative and cutting edge research in planning. Each volume is devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students, and professionals. As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original high quality submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice.

Volume 9 of Projections explores the diversity of and progress in planning for sustainable transport. Transportation is one of the central foci of researchers concerned with fostering sustainable development. On one hand it is one of the main contributors to global problems, such as global warming, on the other hand it is essential for regional economic development and prosperity. Contributors to this volume should focus on innovative sustainable transportation ideas, their measures, best practices and applications that highlight and resolve these conflicts. The sustainable transport debate is diverse in countries around the world, mainly stemming from their unique differences embedded in the region's cultural, social and economic context. Acknowledging that each country faces its own challenges in pursuing sustainability, this volume of Projections also welcomes contributions that engage country focused or comparative debates revealing differences or highlight planning similarities for transport sustainability between countries around the world.

Projections is a unique collaboration between graduate students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and an editorial board composed of leading scholars in the areas most closely linked to the topic under discussion. The editorial board for Volume 9 includes leading academics and practitioners from around the world whose work focuses on sustainable transportation. We welcome critical analysis, theoretical papers, plans, observations and other forms of reflections on the field of metropolitan, urban, rural, air or freight transport.

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