The evolution of the perspectives on urban mobility principles


The review of key contributions of the last two decades shows that a significant shift in the way the sustainable mobility (SM) is conceived has occurred. Perspectives, goals and SM strategies evolved to the point that they represent today an actual shift in the paradigm, i.e. a change in the points of reference for conceiving an urban mobility system.

The theoretical foundations for the evaluation of sustainability impacts have changed accordingly, flanking the emphasis on the environmental impact with an increasing attention to the social and economic impacts. Although fragmented, the literature on urban mobility principles and development provides useful insights on the rationale behind the above mentioned shift in the paradigm.



The Department of Management is one of the partners of the CROSSMOBY Project (EU Project - INTERREG V-A ITALIA-SLOVENIA 2014-2020), led by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The goal of the project is to improve the quality and the sustainability of cross-border mobility between Slovene and the neighboring Italian areas /Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Venice Province). The actions will consist in the development of a new railway connection and in a new approach to mobility planning, through the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in a set of pilot areas.

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