This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.
This background paper was prepared by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for the Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. It discusses sustainable urban design and development for Asian cities, the co-benefits of sustainable urban design, and good practices and case studies from around the...
This strategy report, developed by the VCCI, in partnership with a team of industry experts, sets out how Victoria’s transport system can meet the challenges of strong population and trade growth.
This policy statement on land transport reflects a new approach to transport through four clear priorities: a safer transport network free of death and injury, accessible and affordable transport, reduced emissions, and value for money.
Whilst there is an extensive body of research on the social and environmental concerns associated with private car usage and the role of the built environment and urban form in sustainable travel, there is limited focus on children’s active contribution to these trends, both as...
This inquiry examined import-export supply chains, inter/intra state supply chains, urban supply chains and supply chain integration, which included resource and agricultural freight and regional and remote freight.
This policy statement sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next ten years. It sets out how funding is allocated between activities, such as road safety policing, state highways, local roads, public transport and other modes of...
This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.
Argentina’s significant domestic natural gas and hydro resources has led to an electricity generation system based on these fuel sources, offering low electricity prices. However, declining gas production due to the exhaustion of resources coupled with growing energy consumption is emphasizing the importance of both...
Russia has acknowledged energy efficiency as an important direction for its policy development. In 2008, an economy-wide target was set to reduce energy intensity by 40% by 2020 in relation to 2007. The target is supported by Federal Law 261 on Energy Savings and Energy...
Economic development will lead to higher demand for various end-use goods and services in India. Energy-efficient technologies provide a way forward to achieve economic growth at relatively lower costs due to associated multiple benefits such as resource conservation, lower energy consumption, higher productivity and lower...
Urban Transport energy efficiency and environmental sustainability continue to present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world’s population living in cities grows to nearly 70 per cent between now and 2050, urban transport energy consumption is forecast...
Why did Melbourne keep its trams, especially during the 1950s and 1960s when other Australian capital cities, the major cities in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, and most US and Canadian cities didn’t? Melbourne now has the largest tramway system in the world, as...
To substantially improve the sustainability of Australia’s land transport systems, national land transport policy for at least the next decade needs to be framed around congestion management, environmental improvement, social inclusion, health and safety, and energy security, according to this report.
The key policy...