Title: Urban transport policies and greenhouse gas emissions in Brussels

Authors: Paul Safonov, Patrick Frenay, Vincent Favrel, Walter Hecq

Addresses: Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CESSE), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 44 Avenue Jeanne, CP 124, Brussels, 1050, Belgium. ' Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IUAT), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 50 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, CP 247, Brussels, 1050, Belgium. ' Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CESSE), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 44 Avenue Jeanne, CP 124, Brussels, 1050, Belgium. ' Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CESSE), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 44 Avenue Jeanne, CP 124, Brussels, 1050, Belgium

Abstract: This paper analyses the greenhouse gas emissions from private transport in the Brussels-Capital region. A system of models integrating urban development, mobility and air pollution is proposed. We consider the 2005 perspective, comparing ||business-as-usual||, ||polycentric|| and ||peripheral|| scenarios of urban development and mobility in the city. Analysis with a focus on several important areas inside Brussels was performed to identify possible solutions and measures to integrate land-use with mobility in order to reduce air pollution.

Keywords: air pollution; greenhouse gases; mobility; modelling; transport; urban development; Belgium.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2003.004370

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2003 Vol.6 No.3, pp.283 - 310

Available online: 16 Apr 2004 *

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