Highway and transportation implications on environmental sustainability: Urban planning, construction, and operation counter measures

Faisal Awadallah, Ellie H. Fini, Mahour Mellat-Parast

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper addresses the alarming consequences of high emission rates of greenhouse gases and the significant transportation contribution. It outlines pavement construction impacts on the urban setting and environment. Urban planning options to reduce congestion are explored, including more reliance on public transportation to make it more affordable and attractive for commuters. Furthermore, encouraging environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as walking and bicycling, is essential. Finally, including carbon tax to encourage the transportation sector to promote green technology and lowcarbon footprint products is another viable consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDEC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction
Pages343-349
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Annual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2012 - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2012Nov 9 2012

Publication series

NameICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction

Other

Other2nd Annual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period11/7/1211/9/12

Keywords

  • environmental planning
  • greenhouse gases
  • highway vehicle emissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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