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Generating opportunities for city sustainability through investments in light rail systems: Introduction to the Special Section on light rail and urban sustainability

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Quality transport plays a critical role in perceptions, plans and development of sustainable urban centres and sustainable mobility futures (Banister, 2008; Goetz, 2013). This Special Section focuses on Light Rail Transit (LRT) development and its role in wider sustainability initiatives, particularly those focused on economic growth and, to a lesser extent, social and cultural dimensions. Light rail is commonly recognised as an efficient, smart and lower polluting form of rapid transport tha...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.06.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
Knowles, RD More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Transport Geography Journal website
Volume:
54
Pages:
369-372
Publication date:
2016-06-15
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EISSN:
1873-1236
ISSN:
0966-6923
URN:
uuid:db98db63-eb2e-40ef-83de-5717e7773f22
Source identifiers:
631661
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pubs:631661

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