Towards a moving target: Delivering outcomes for sustainable transport

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Conference Paper

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policy - sustainable


This paper evaluates current debates on the nature of sustainability and then reviews the practical complexities of delivering a sustainable transport system. In this environment, a small but growing number of jurisdictions have identified a greater focus on early identification of strategic outcomes (future desirable conditions) as a practical approach that is beginning to take shape in policy systems to drive overall performance. This concept is built around key legislative processes that clearly define strategic outcomes, identify ways forward and then start to establish structures and accountability systems that progress these goals. (abstract source: introduction of the paper)