Benchmarking and Modelling the Sustainability of Urban Mobility System : A Case Study of Bangalore City, India
Publication Year: 2017
Author(s): Dash N
In the present work, the authors conceive and define the concept of sustainability in the context of urban mobility and decipher it for Indian cities, in general, and Bangalore, in particular, through performance assessment framework, indicator-based hierarchical benchmarking framework and urban mobility dynamics framework respectively. The performance assessment framework evaluates efficiency of urban mobility by measuring drivers of urban system against energy used towards mobility. The assessment applies Data envelopment analysis approach to evaluate and compare performance of Indian cities through efficiency. The analysis finds that most Indian metropolitan cities perform poorly with low efficiency scores across various subsystems in the urban system. Next, an exhaustive indicator-based hierarchical framework is proposed to represent, assess, measure and track sustainable urban mobility. The approach necessitates prioritization, quantification and aggregation of multi-dimensional indicators of sustainability.
Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Public
Tags: Urban mobility, Urban transport, Sustainability, Sustainable transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility
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