Title: Urban planning and emission reduction: problems of linking Air Protection Plans and Urban Transport Plans in the Nord-Pas de Calais region

Authors: Severine Frere, Isabelle Roussel, Philippe Menerault

Addresses: Association pour la Prevention de la Pollution Atmospherique, Comite Regional Nord-Pas de Calais, 13 rue Faidherbe, 59800 Lille, France. Association pour la Prevention de la Pollution Atmospherique, Comite Regional Nord-Pas de Calais, 13 rue Faidherbe, 59800 Lille, France. INRETS, Departement Socio-Economie des Transports et de l'Amenagement, 20 rue Elisee Reclus, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

Abstract: Among the objectives of the Air Act of 30 December 1996, a ||planning|| section - comprising three documents Regional Air Quality Plan (PRQA), Air Protection Plan (PPA) and Urban Transport Plan (PDU) - was designed as a general measure to improve air quality. The aim of this paper is to see how, in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, the different local authorities concerned by these procedures are applying this measure and to look at any problems encountered in drafting and linking up the documents. Observation of work on PPA and PDU procedures in Lille and Valenciennes reveals linking problems, which arise to the detriment of air quality treatment. The variety of institutions involved, together with differences in systems of organisation and the strategies of the players, help to explain the problems experienced.

Keywords: local public policies; urban planning; strategy of reducing pollutant emissions; local systems of action; technical cultures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2001.001960

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2001 Vol.27 No.1/2/3/4, pp.150-160

Available online: 15 Aug 2003 *

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