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ReVISIONS - WP14: Transport Supply - Phase 1: Transport technology options review + Method for defining the supply side of the options in the transport model
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Dr Steven Wright
Dr Paulus Aditjandra
Wright SD, Aditjandra PT
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The EPSRC-funded ReVISIONS project is investigating how to plan new developments to be more sustainable through coordinated planning of spatial development and infrastructure for transport, water, waste and energy. A new modelling framework (based around a Land Use Infrastructure Interaction LUII model) for testing of long term strategic policies is being developed in order to facilitate this. This model will capture the inter-relationships between land use and infrastructure for energy, buildings, transport, water and waste.
The SOLUTIONS project (precursor to ReVISIONS) found that changes in land uses applied to new developments and changes in transport infrastructure can be only relatively marginal compared to the amount of existing development. As a result, it found that focussing only on new developments and infrastructure initiatives can make only a small contribution to sustainable development. It concluded it was likely that new technologies, which can be applied to new developments as well as far more of the existing infrastructure, would be needed to provide more substantial benefits. The ReVISIONS project is therefore aiming to assess the impact of new technologies (applied to transport, water, waste and energy) tested in combination with a number of different spatial options.
The work detailed in this report forms the output from Phase 1 of the transport supply aspects of WP14 (full details of the Phase 1 sub-contract between Newcastle University and Aberdeen University is contained in Annex A). In short, there are three facets to the work: identification of suitable approach to model changes in the transport supply including the ability to represent the new transport sector technologies identification and review of new transport sector technologies which are likely to have an impact on sustainable development. development of a set of methodologies for incorporating new technology measures in the transport supply model which will allow testing of the new technologies within the overall ReVISIONS modelling framework  Work on transport demand is led by Cambridge University.
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