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Sustainability Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Projects: Review of Existing Tools and Methods (15-4101)
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Attempts to integrate sustainability in the decision-making process continue to gain momentum. For transport infrastructure projects, a number of tools and methodological frameworks?such as ratings systems, traditional decision-making techniques, checklists and different evaluation frameworks and models?are available. This paper presents a review on the current assessment tools of sustainability applied to transport infrastructure projects. It begins by providing an explanatory and comparative analysis of the tools and methods in terms of their effectiveness to appraise sustainability. The main finding of this analysis is that despite the availability of numerous tools, none appears to be useful for providing a thorough appraisal of sustainability. While there are positive characteristics associated with each tool, some practical issues remain unsolved. There is also the need for more standardized tools in order to appraise the sustainability of transport projects. This research makes a critical evaluation of the current state of the art to identify limitations of the existing approaches, point out new areas of research, and propose a sustainability appraisal agenda for the future.
International
Si
Congress
Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
960
Place
Washington
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
11/01/2015
End Date
15/01/2015
From page
1
To page
15
Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Paola Carolina Bueno Cadena (UPM)
  • Autor: Kevin Cheung
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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