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Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach

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  • Liyin Shen

    () (School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China)

  • Lei Du

    () (School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China)

  • Xining Yang

    () (School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China)

  • Xiaoyun Du

    () (School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China)

  • Jinhuan Wang

    () (School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    International Research Center for Sustainable Built Environment, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400045, China)

  • Jianli Hao

    () (Department of Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu, China)

Abstract

With the rapid development of emerging cities in China, policy makers are faced with the challenges involved in devising strategies for providing transportation systems to keep pace with development. These challenges are associated with the interactive effects among a number of sophisticated factors involved in transportation systems. This paper presents a system dynamics simulation approach to analyze and select transportation development strategies in order to achieve good sustainability performance once they are implemented. The simulation approach consists of three modules: a socio-economic module, a demand module, and a supply module. The approach is validated through applying empirical data collected from the Shenzhen statistical bulletins. Three types of transport development strategies are selected for the city and examined for their applicability and effects through simulation. The strategies are helpful for reducing decision-making mistakes and achieving the goal of sustainable urban development in most emerging cities.

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  • Liyin Shen & Lei Du & Xining Yang & Xiaoyun Du & Jinhuan Wang & Jianli Hao, 2018. "Sustainable Strategies for Transportation Development in Emerging Cities in China: A Simulation Approach," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(3), pages 1-1, March.
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    Keywords

    emerging cities; transportation sustainable development; scenario simulation; system dynamics; sustainable strategies;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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