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The changing context of transport and infrastructure policy


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  • H J Noortman
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    In the article the author describes the interdependencies of transport and communications with patterns of economic and social activity. Some relevant interconnections and changes in the most important components are grouped under four headings: economic trends, trends in technological developments, changes in life-styles, and changes in the overall political context. The results of the combined trends are not completely in line with the ideas which many people have about economic and social well-being. As transport and communications play a key role in the process of development, some basic changes in transport and infrastructure policy are recommended. In order for policy-oriented research to provide a better back-up, some important changes in, and a broadening of, the research approach seem further desirable.

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    Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 131-144

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    Handle: RePEc:pio:envirc:v:6:y:1988:i:2:p:131-144

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    Cited by:
    1. Gent, H.A. & Nijkamp, P., 1989. "Devolution of transport policy in Europe," Serie Research Memoranda 0050, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
    2. Giaoutzi, M. & Nijkamp, P., 1989. "New information technology and spatial transport development," Serie Research Memoranda 0047, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.


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