Ecologically Sustainable Transportation

Ecologically Sustainable Transportation

Planning, Building, and Operations

1st Edition - February 1, 2019

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  • Author: Fraser Shilling
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141489

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Ecologically Sustainable Transportation: Planning, Building, and Operations provides transportation researchers, practitioners and policymakers with a consistent and cohesive examination of the local, regional and national environmental issues in sustainable transportation systems planning, development and implementation. The book compiles numerous topics together in one resource to bridge the gap between the study and practice of these interdisciplinary fields. It is an accessible resource for transportation professionals on the basics of ecology, its principles, how to connect the academic and technical literature, ecological planning, mitigation, monitoring, and the entire spectrum of road ecology issues in sustainable transportation systems.

Key Features

  • Uniquely includes coverage of the relationship between road systems and climate change
  • Targets the needs of both researchers and practitioners to support multiple levels of knowledge and expertise
  • Provides an interdisciplinary integration of transportation, sustainability and ecological, academic research with applied usage
  • Uses case studies, chapter objectives, dialogue boxes, glossaries, text boxes and online teaching resources to enhance the learning process


Transportation and Environment academic researchers and graduate students, Transportation Planning practitioners, Transportation and Ecology policy makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Part 1: Planning Sustainable Transportation
    2. Planning for Sustainable Transportation
    3. Early Inclusion of Environment in Planning
    4. System Planning and the Environment
    5. Corridor and Project Planning and the Environment
    6. Avoidance Mitigation Planning
    7. Reduction and Offset Mitigation Planning
    8. Valuation, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Financing Environmental Actions

    Part 2: Building Sustainable Transportation
    9. Building the Environmentally-Sustainable Transportation System
    10. Transportation Engineering and Atmosphere
    11. Transportation Engineering and Water
    12. Transportation Engineering and Plants and Soils
    13. Transportation Engineering and Wildlife
    14. Maintaining Mitigation Structures and Actions
    15. Monitoring and Adaptive Management to Inform Sustainability

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2029
  • Published: February 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141489

About the Author

Fraser Shilling

Fraser Shilling is a Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Road Ecology Center at University of California, Davis. He researches transportation and landscape ecology, sustainability systems, and environmental pollution and policy. He regularly speaks at Transportation Research Board, Infra-Eco Network Europe, and the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation on transportation, wildlife, and environmental impacts. He is contributing author to Roads and Ecological Infrastructure, The Water Sustainability Reader, and Handbook of Road Ecology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist and Co-Director, Road Ecology Center, University of California, USA

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