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Political determinants of sustainable transport in Latin American cities

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  • Cadena Gaitan, Carlos

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This paper examines patterns within the broad trends towards sustainability in transport systems of Latin American cities. We provide an empirical characterization of the sustainability levels for several urban transport systems in this region, and use it as the base for comparing and contrasting the levels of engagement of each city with the principles of sustainability in transport. We perform this characterization by composing a ranking that rates transport sustainability as an aggregation of its three core dimensions: social, economic, and environmental. We present this ranking as the 'Green Transport Index for Latin American Cities'.

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  • Cadena Gaitan, Carlos, 2012. "Political determinants of sustainable transport in Latin American cities," MERIT Working Papers 072, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2012072
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    1. Owens, Susan, 1995. "From 'predict and provide' to 'predict and prevent'?: Pricing and planning in transport policy," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 2(1), pages 43-49, January.
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    Keywords

    green transport; sustainable transport; sustainability index; transport policy; Latin America.;

    JEL classification:

    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
    • R49 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Other

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