The Past and Future of Global Mobility

Schaefer, A. & Victor, D.G. (1997). The Past and Future of Global Mobility. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-97-013. Reprinted from Scientific American, pp. 36-39 [October 1997].

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How much will people travel in the future? Which modes of transport will they use? Where will traffic be most intense? The answers are critical for planning infrastructures and for assessing the consequences of mobility. They will help societies anticipate environmental problems such as regional acid rain and global warming. With growing wealth, people everywhere travel farther and faster. That trend inevitably brings a shift in the dominant transportation technologies. In an attempt to answer these questions, the authors have composed a scenario for the future volume of passenger travel, as well as the relative prevalence of different forms of transportation through the year 2050.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Scientific American; pp. 36-39 [October 1997]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:16

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