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Integrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development The Case of the European North-South Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa by Hansjorg Drewello

Integrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development The Case of the European North-South Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa

Part of the Contributions to Economics Series


Integrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development The Case of the European North-South Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa by Hansjorg Drewello

The challenge of growth in transport, especially in freight transport, and scarce resources in money, landscape and local opposition against new infrastructure investment require new solutions from transport policy. This book deals with these issues taking as an example the transport corridor Rotterdam-Genoa, one of the most heavily used in Europe. In 2010 the INTERREG project Code24 with partners from five European countries started with the aim to develop a transnational strategy to strengthen and to develop the corridor. The main objective was to accelerate and jointly develop the transport capacity of the entire corridor by ensuring optimal economic benefits and spatial integration while reducing negative impacts on the environment at local and regional level. These issues are highlighted in the book from an interdisciplinary perspective, taking into account spatial, economic, environmental and political aspects.

About the Author

Since 2009 Hansjoerg Drewello is full professor for Economics, first at the University of Applied Sciences Goettingen, since 2010 at the University of Applied Sciences Kehl. He is the German Director of the European Competence and Research Centre of Cluster Management. His research focuses on transport economics as well as on regional economics. From 2001 to 2008 he was managing director of the Chamber of Commerce Karlsruhe. Bernd Scholl has been a full professor for Spatial Planning and Development at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Planning at the ETH Zurich. His teaching and research focal points are on land and spatial management in the local and regional development, space and infrastructure development, transnational tasks as well as development and organization of innovative planning processes and methods in spatial planning and regional development. From 1997 to 2006 Bernd Scholl directed the Institute for Urban Development and Regional Planning at the University of Karlsruhe as a full professor for the chair of the same name. During this time, Bernd Scholl acted as a chairman and member of numerous international expert commissions and urban development juries.

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Publication date

23rd August 2016


Hansjorg Drewello

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Springer International Publishing AG


330 pages


Political economy
Power generation & distribution
Economic geography
Environmental economics
Management of specific areas



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