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Rethinking Transport in the Øresund Region: Policies, Strategies and Behaviours

  • Carl-Magnus Carlsson
  • Tareq Emtairah
  • Britta Gammelgaard
  • Anders Vestergaard Jensen
  • Åke Thidell
Publishing year: 2012
Language: English
Document type: Book
Publisher: Lund University

Abstract english

Øresund EcoMobility contributes to knowledge creation for sustainable transport and

green logistics, city transport, and energy systems with a specific focus on the conditions

and needs of the Øresund region. In this book, long distance goods transport and

strategies for green corridors through the Øresund and Europe are studied, multi-criteria

models for analysis in transport and infrastructural planning are tested, City Logistics and

the challenges within urban areas are scrutinised, challenges for fossil free transport

systems are analysed, and mobility management in municipalities and use patterns in

leisure travel are considered. In addition, the role of knowledge transfer between

companies is examined. New energy systems are fundamental in creating a sustainable

future, but are not enough – new forms of governance, planning, and stakeholder

involvement to create sustainable supply chains are also needed. In the Øresund Region,

the largest hub in Scandinavia for transport of goods and people, efficient and at the same

time environmentally safe transport is a key factor for sustainable regional development.

The Øresund Region is comparable to many other growth regions in the world, although,

it has been fortunate enough not to suffer from the worst drawbacks of recent increases in

transport development. However, this does not mean that we can become complacent.

Increased congestion, noise, and emissions that largely can be attributed to transport of

goods and people, have become evident. Today, with climate change at the forefront of

the agenda for policy makers and public authorities, companies, organisation, and citizens

it is important for all stakeholders, present and future, to become engaged in the

discussion surrounding the implications of growth in the transportation network of the

Øresund Region. Rethinking Transport in the Øresund Region: Policies, Strategies and

Behaviours, is an important contribution in such a process of knowledge sharing and

capacity building for the region.

Øresund EcoMobility aims at innovating for economic, social, and environmental

sustainability by addressing issues of green logistics, city transport, travel behaviour, and

renewable energy systems. Through using new approaches to transport policies and

legislation, by exploring new strategies in decision making and demand management, and

by allowing for new forms of association to induce better allocation and use of resources

and infrastructure, this book provides some of the answers and paths forward to help

achieve a more sustainable future.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • leisure travel
  • knowledge transfer
  • new energy systems
  • governance
  • planning
  • stakeholder involvement
  • sustainable supply chains
  • mobility management
  • fossil free transport
  • City Logistics
  • transport and infrastructural planning
  • multi-criteria models
  • green corridors
  • long distance goods transports


  • ISBN: 978-91-88902-86-3
Åke Thidell
E-mail: aake [dot] thidell [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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