Sustainable mobility as a part of an overall strategy towards green urban economy

Monika Bąk , Maria Makolska-Tenold

Abstract

This article creates a link between the general term of green urban economy and sectoral exemplification of sustainability in transport. The objective is to prove that a green city cannot exist without sustainable mobility and complex actions at different decision-making levels are needed. The authors start from discussing the terms of green economy, green urban economy, and sectoral sustainability. The genesis and development of the green urban economy concept including the sustainable transport in cities are analysed through literature reviews and critical assessment of policy documents, and both these issues are treated as interconnected and interdependent. Special emphasis is placed on determining the roles of policy makers at different levels (international, national, regional and local) equipped with appropriate policy instruments. As a case study at the local level, the development of electric cars (EV) in Norway is presented. The article argues that transport solu- tions can be recognised as essential elements at each level of interaction in urban policy and sustainable mobility solutions can determine the implementation efficiency of a whole green city package.
Author Monika Bąk KET
Monika Bąk,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
, Maria Makolska-Tenold
Maria Makolska-Tenold,,
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Journal seriesResearch Journal of the University of Gdańsk. Transport Economics and Logistics, ISSN 0208-4821
Issue year2017
Vol72
Pages45-63
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishgreen urban economy, green cities, sustainable transport, sustainable mobility
DOIDOI:10.5604/01.3001.0010.6875
URL http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl/index.php/etil/article/view/141/127
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Na tych samych warunkach (CC-BY-NC-SA); with publication
Score (nominal)8
ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 26-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 8.0, 26-01-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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