Session

Sustainabile Urban Development, Architecture and Environment

Description

This paper describes the factors that need to be considered when selecting indicators for sustainable transport planning, principles for selecting indicators, and represents an indicator integration methodology. Indicators are very important components for various assessments due to proper decision making, and the end results depend on the accuracy of selecting, integrating and measuring them. The sensitivity ratio between decision makers and planners concerning sustainable transport planning indicators selection and application is not at a desired level and it needs to be improved. This may be as a result of lack of sufficient methodologies for making indicators more practical and understandable from all engaged groups and individuals in transport planning. From this perspective this paper addresses the need for making indicators more understandable and easier to be measured for decision makers, planners and other engaged groups in transport planning. Based on the addressed needs this paper focuses on the differentiation and disintegration of indicators into more functional and easier to be measured indicators. For this purposes this paper proposes an expressive methodology for integration of sustainable transport planning indicators. The empirical evidence has shown the existence of a great number of departments, institutions and agencies carrying out research in the field of transport planning indicators. However there is a lack of appropriate and comprehensive methodology for integration of indicators. In order to assist filling this gap this paper proposes a straightforward methodology which is supposed to provide decision makers and planners with a perceptual tool for proper integration and measurement of sustainable transport planning indicators for use in specific circumstances.

Keywords:

sustainable transport planning, impacts, factors, indicators, integration

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi & Mo Vaziri

First Page

141

Last Page

154

Location

Prishtina, Kosovo

Start Date

2-11-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

3-11-2012 5:00 PM

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An Approach for Integration of Sustainable Transport Planning Indicators

Prishtina, Kosovo

This paper describes the factors that need to be considered when selecting indicators for sustainable transport planning, principles for selecting indicators, and represents an indicator integration methodology. Indicators are very important components for various assessments due to proper decision making, and the end results depend on the accuracy of selecting, integrating and measuring them. The sensitivity ratio between decision makers and planners concerning sustainable transport planning indicators selection and application is not at a desired level and it needs to be improved. This may be as a result of lack of sufficient methodologies for making indicators more practical and understandable from all engaged groups and individuals in transport planning. From this perspective this paper addresses the need for making indicators more understandable and easier to be measured for decision makers, planners and other engaged groups in transport planning. Based on the addressed needs this paper focuses on the differentiation and disintegration of indicators into more functional and easier to be measured indicators. For this purposes this paper proposes an expressive methodology for integration of sustainable transport planning indicators. The empirical evidence has shown the existence of a great number of departments, institutions and agencies carrying out research in the field of transport planning indicators. However there is a lack of appropriate and comprehensive methodology for integration of indicators. In order to assist filling this gap this paper proposes a straightforward methodology which is supposed to provide decision makers and planners with a perceptual tool for proper integration and measurement of sustainable transport planning indicators for use in specific circumstances.