Sustainability assessment of transport infrastructure projects: a review of existing tools and methods

Bueno Cadena, Paola Carolina and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel and Cheung, Kevin (2015). Sustainability assessment of transport infrastructure projects: a review of existing tools and methods. "Transport Reviews", v. 35 (n. 5); pp. 91-118. ISSN 0144-1647. https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2015.1041435.

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Title: Sustainability assessment of transport infrastructure projects: a review of existing tools and methods
Author/s:
  • Bueno Cadena, Paola Carolina
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
  • Cheung, Kevin
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transport Reviews
Date: May 2015
ISSN: 0144-1647
Volume: 35
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Sustainability; decision-making; transport projects; evaluation methodologies; rating systems
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Attempts to integrate sustainability in the decision-making process for transport infrastructure projects continue to gain momentum. A number of tools and methodological frameworks are available — such as rating systems, traditional decision-making techniques, checklists, and different evaluation frameworks and models. While these tools are highly valuable, some practical issues remain unsolved. There is also a need for more standardized tools to appraise the sustainability of transport projects. This paper is a presentation of a review on the current assessment tools of sustainability applied to transport infrastructure projects. The preliminary part of the paper is an explanatory and comparative analysis of the tools and methods in terms of their effectiveness to appraise sustainability. The analysis is a critical evaluation of the current state of the art to identify the limitations of existing approaches, point out new areas of research, and propose a sustainability appraisal agenda for the future.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTRA2012-36590UnspecifiedJosé Manuel Vassallo MagroEU support mechanisms to promote public private partnerships for financing transeuropean transport infrastructure

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Item ID: 46364
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46364/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46364
DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2015.1041435
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01441647.2015.1041435
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Jun 2017 12:59
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 12:59
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