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Developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Index: Methodological Steps

Developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Index: Methodological Steps
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Author(s): Yongjun Shen (Hasselt University, Belgium) and Elke Hermans (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 19
Source title: Megacities and Rapid Urbanization: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9276-1.ch007

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Abstract

Sustainability is a multi-dimensional concept that can be assessed by means of constructing a composite indicator or index. In doing so, a scientifically sound and appropriate index methodology is required. The research proposed in this chapter aims to provide a guideline for developing a sustainability index that is able to assess the impact of mobility on the urban quality of life. By studying the index development process in other domains critically and taking the specific sustainable urban mobility context into account, this study investigates the different methodological steps that are essential in the construction of a sustainable urban mobility index. The main challenges and potential options when developing such an index are discussed.

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