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Urban transport sustainability indicators: Application of Multi-View Black-Box (MVBB) framework

  • Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • B. Sudhakara Reddy

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

In a recent work Nathan and Reddy (2011a) have proposed a Multi-view Black-box (MVBB) framework for development of sustainable development indicators (SDIs) for an urban setup. The framework is flexible to be applied to any domain or sector of urban system. In this paper the proposed MVBB framework is applied for transportation sector of Mumbai city. The paper begins with a discussion on transportation sector and its unsustainability links and trends. It outlines the concept of sustainable transportation system and reviews some of the prominent sustainable transportation indicator initiatives. In order to formalize sustainable development indicators (SDIs) for transportation sector, the study collates the indicators from literature, placed them in Mumbai's context and classified them into the three dimensions of urban sustainability-economic efficiency, social wellbeing and ecological acceptability.

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Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India in its series Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers with number 2011-022.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2011-022
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  1. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & B. Sudhakara Reddy, 2010. "Selection criteria for sustainable development indicators," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2010-013, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
  2. Binswanger, Hans P. & Khandker, Shahidur R & Rosenzweig, Mark R., 1989. "How infrastructure and financial institutions affect agricultural output and investment in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 163, The World Bank.
  3. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan & B. Sudhakara Reddy, 2008. "A conceptual framework for development of sustainable development indicators," Development Economics Working Papers 22344, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  4. Robert Dixon, 1998. "Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 3(2), pages 459-464, December.
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