Rethinking Transport in the Øresund Region: Policies, Strategies and Behaviours

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Øresund EcoMobility contributes to knowledge creation for sustainable transport and
green logistics, city transport, and energy systems with a specific focus on the conditions
and needs of the Øresund region. In this book, long distance goods transport and
strategies for green corridors through the Øresund and Europe are studied, multi-criteria
models for analysis in transport and infrastructural planning are tested, City Logistics and
the challenges within urban areas are scrutinised, challenges for fossil free transport
systems are analysed, and mobility management in municipalities and use patterns in
leisure travel are considered. In addition, the role of knowledge transfer between
companies is examined. New energy systems are fundamental in creating a sustainable
future, but are not enough – new forms of governance, planning, and stakeholder
involvement to create sustainable supply chains are also needed. In the Øresund Region,
the largest hub in Scandinavia for transport of goods and people, efficient and at the same
time environmentally safe transport is a key factor for sustainable regional development.
The Øresund Region is comparable to many other growth regions in the world, although,
it has been fortunate enough not to suffer from the worst drawbacks of recent increases in
transport development. However, this does not mean that we can become complacent.
Increased congestion, noise, and emissions that largely can be attributed to transport of
goods and people, have become evident. Today, with climate change at the forefront of
the agenda for policy makers and public authorities, companies, organisation, and citizens
it is important for all stakeholders, present and future, to become engaged in the
discussion surrounding the implications of growth in the transportation network of the
Øresund Region. Rethinking Transport in the Øresund Region: Policies, Strategies and
Behaviours, is an important contribution in such a process of knowledge sharing and
capacity building for the region.
Øresund EcoMobility aims at innovating for economic, social, and environmental
sustainability by addressing issues of green logistics, city transport, travel behaviour, and
renewable energy systems. Through using new approaches to transport policies and
legislation, by exploring new strategies in decision making and demand management, and
by allowing for new forms of association to induce better allocation and use of resources
and infrastructure, this book provides some of the answers and paths forward to help
achieve a more sustainable future.


  • Carl-Magnus Carlsson (Editor)
  • Tareq Emtairah (Editor)
  • Britta Gammelgaard (Editor)
  • Anders Vestergaard Jensen (Editor)
  • Åke Thidell (Editor)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • leisure travel, knowledge transfer, new energy systems, governance, planning, stakeholder involvement, sustainable supply chains, mobility management, fossil free transport, City Logistics, transport and infrastructural planning, multi-criteria models, green corridors, long distance goods transports
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLund University
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)978-91-88902-86-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryPopular science

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