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Transport and Energy Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128159651, 9780128162842

Transport and Energy Research

1st Edition

A Behavioral Perspective  

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Editor: Junyi Zhang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128159651
eBook ISBN: 9780128162842
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th September 2019
Page Count: 450
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Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective deals with the transport issues associated with energy from a behavioral perspective in an interdisciplinary and systematic way. Existing transport and energy research has focused on technologies and energy efficiency; however, more efficient technologies do not necessarily lead to energy reduction. Unfortunately, very limited behavioral research can be found in the literature. This book covers major transport modes in major countries. It emphasizes the importance of researching the behaviors of not only transport and energy service users, but also transport and energy service providers, policy makers, organizations, company managers, and other stakeholders who are involved in and/or affected by transport and energy policies. It not only overviews the history of relevant research and presents new developments but also extensively discusses the future research issues. Various findings are summarized for reducing energy consumption from a behavioral perspective. This book provides readers with behavioral insights into more effective policymaking. Behavioral interventions are recommended as a key policy instrument for reducing energy consumption in a sustainable way. It provides policy makers with comprehensive insights into making more effective policies over the whole process of policymaking. The book can serve as a handbook for researchers and a textbook for graduate students in the fields of transport, energy, environment, planning, public policy, behavioral studies, and so on.

Key Features

  • Examines transport and domestics issues associated with energy from a behavioral perspective in both an interdisciplinary and comprehensive way
  • Offers an overview of current relevant research and the most recent developments
  • Provides rich information about future research trends and innovative insights into effective policymaking


Energy researchers, engineers, managers, consultants and planners. Energy policy makers. Graduate students in the area

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction of research on transport and energy
    Junyi Zhang
    2. The role of the transport sector in energy transition and climate change mitigation: Insights from an integrated assessment model
    Runsen Zhang
    3. Effects of green policies on household transport and energy consumption in Europe: a literature review
    Dujuan Yang and Harry Timmermans
    4. Energy consumption in the transport and domestic sectors: A household-level comparison between capital cities of Japan, China, and Indonesia
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang, Biying Yu, Enjian Yao and Chunfu Shao
    5. Travel choices, preferences and energy implications in the United States
    Wei-Shiuen Ng
    6. Children’s travel behavior and implication to transport energy consumption of household: A case study of three Australian cities
    Hitomi Nakanishi
    7. Residential location and commuting mode choices: Intrahousehold interaction modeling and its implications for energy policy
    Junyi Zhang
    8. Battery electric vehicles in China: ownership and usage
    Enjian Yao, Chunfu Shao, Fanglei Jin, Long Pan and Rui Zhang
    9. Impacts of shared mobility on energy consumption and emissions in China
    Biying Yu, Xiaoyi Li and Meimei Xue
    10. Rural migrant workers’ energy consumption in passenger transport and domestic sectors of China: case study from a social perspective
    Ying Jiang, Junyi Zhang and Linghan Zhang
    11. Japanese young people’s car ownership and usage: Research from an expenditure perspective
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang and Ying Jiang
    12. Behavioral research on transport and energy in the context of aviation
    Tuqiang Zhou and Junyi Zhang
    13. A systematic review on tourism energy consumption, sustainable tourism, and destination development: A behavioral perspective
    Linghan Zhang and Junyi Zhang
    14. Behavioral interventions for sustainable transportation: an overview of programs and guide for practitioners
    Reuven Sussman, Li Qin Tan and Christine E. Kormos
    15. Life-oriented household energy consumption research
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang and Ying Jiang
    16. To connect the past with the future
    Junyi Zhang


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About the Editor

Junyi Zhang

Prof. Junyi Zhang’s research fields include urban and regional planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering, environment and energy policies, tourism policy, and health policy in the contexts of both developed and developing countries. He is a professor of Regional and Urban Engineering at Hiroshima University, Japan. Prof. Zhang has developed various methodologies (surveys, modeling, policy evaluation, and planning, etc.) and applied them to analyze various issues related to the above fields from an interdisciplinary perspective, especially focusing on human behavior analysis and systematic approaches for about 25 years. In recent years, he has been especially promoting the life-oriented approach for cross-sectoral policies. He has published more than 370 refereed academic papers (more than 60 SCI/SSCI papers) in journals such as Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part D, Journal of Transport Geography, Transportation, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Energy Policy, Energy, and Environment and Planning B. He has been serving as a reviewer for more 20 SCI/SSCI journals and as an editorial board member or an associate editor for more than 10 internationally well-recognized journals since 2000. He published several books and was editor-in-chief of the journal “Asian Transport Studies (ATS)” of EASTS (Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies), which is the largest transportation association in the Asian and Pacific region, from 2011 to 2016. Currently, he is one of five board members of the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR). He has about 15 years of experience professionally in the field related to the proposed book contents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mobilities and Urban Policy Lab, IDEC, Hiroshima University


"If you have an interest in a truly international perspective that combines a diversity of behavioural thinking, different methods of analysis, a range of policy options, and the involvement of all stakeholders in trying to find the means by which the transport and energy debate can be addressed and resolved, then I urge you to read this book – you will not be disappointed."

Dr. David Banister, Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford

"To the best of my knowledge, this is the first book bringing together behavioral research on transport and energy. …I agree with the editor’s belief that behavioral interventions should be a ‘must’ in transport and energy policy menus."

Dr. Noboru Harata, Professor, The University of Tokyo

"It is a book for those who want to be serious about understanding the state of research and who are ready to dive into cutting-edge research on behavioral issues of transport, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions."

Dr. James L. Sweeney, Professor, Stanford University


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