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Spatial decision support for negotiation and conflict resolution on environmental and economic effects of transport policies.

Objective

1To develop a set of methodologies for representing goals and results of transport policies in a spatial (within and across countries) context; to identify spatial conflicts due to uneven distribution of policy outcomes and formulate methods for the resolution of these conflicts.

OBJECTIVES:
To develop a set of methodologies for representing goals and results of transport policies in a spatial (within and across countries) context; to identify spatial conflicts due to uneven distribution of policy outcomes and formulate methods for the resolution of these conflicts.

DESCRIPTION:
The research focuses on the evaluation of environmental and economic effects of transport policies. It aims at supporting the analysis, evaluation and negotiation of policy goals and outcomes at different spatial levels. In particular, the project develops the analysis of vertical conflicts (e.g. conflicts between supranational and national levels, or between national and regional levels) and horizontal ones (region 1, region 2,...). The project focuses on the following aspects:
The spatial representation of environmental and economic objectives, data and expected policy outcomes in a transparent and unified framework. The measurement of (expected) policy achievement and the measurement of conflicts between policy units at the horizontal and vertical levels. The feedback process which aims at supplying information to formulate alternative policy options which reduce conflicts.
The role of uncertainty and data gaps in the policy evaluation process.
The methodologies utilised in the project (methods for policy assessment and conflict analysis, methods for sensitivity analysis, methods for identifying policy feedbacks, etc.) are tested on selected case studies of transport policies in the Netherlands, UK, Italy and Portugal and the TransEuropean Networks.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Address
De Boelelaan 1115
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (3)

Consorzio Universitario in Ingegneriaper la Gestione di Impresa - Politecnico di Milano
Italy
Address
11,Via Rombon
20134 Milano
Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais
1096 Lisboa
University of Kent at Canterbury
United Kingdom
Address
Keynes College
CT2 7NP Canterbury