Transport and environmental innovation

Stephen Potter, Helen Roby, Matthew Cook, Pers-Anders Langendahl

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    Transport gives rise to considerable C02 emissions, which are rising with little policy effect. Transport
    policy is a socio-technical regime ordered around the state funding large transport capital projects.
    This is supported by a professional skills and information structure that serves the logic of this regime.
    However, an innovative form of transport planning practice has tentatively emerged. Instead of the
    state implementing measures, it shifts to a supporting and enabling role with the devolution of
    responsibility to transport users. This is a very different rationale about what constitutes transport
    policy and its structures. This can be understood as a policy niche within the existing regime.
    This paper reports research on two areas that seek to apply this niche approach: travel planning and
    the Milton Keynes electric vehicle project. These research suggest that rather than the ‘new’ transport
    policy niche leading to regime transformation, it is appears to be migrating to other policy regime
    structures that are more compatible to its approach.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainable Innovation 11
    Subtitle of host publicationState of the Art in Sustainable Innovation and Design
    Place of PublicationFarnham, Surrey
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
    EventSustainable Innovation: State of the Art‘ in Sustainable Innovation & Design - Farnham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Oct 201125 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 11


    ConferenceSustainable Innovation
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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