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Strategic Planning for Urban Transportation

A Dynamic Performance Management Approach


Part of the System Dynamics for Performance Management & Governance book series (SDPM, volume 3)

About this book


This book focuses on the adoption of a Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) approach to support the planning and management of urban transportation systems. DPM allows one to embrace a dynamic and systemic perspective and, as a result, to frame the contribution of different stakeholders, in terms of outcome-based performance, at an inter-institutional level. The discussed DPM approach allows one to focus on the causal relationships and feedback processes that characterize urban transportation systems’ governance. Particularly, through the adoption of such an approach, it is possible to identify outcome-based performance measures that help to monitor and drive the governance network toward the creation of public value for the reference communities.
Strategic Planning for Urban Transportation: A Dynamic Performance Management Approach begins with an examination of urban transportation, highlighting the main criticalities and future challenges of managing it. Next, the book examines the governance of urban transportation including how to identify and engage stakeholders. Finally, the book introduces the main application of DPM and system dynamics to urban areas, with specific regards to transportation. The framework is outlined, and a case study is provided as a practical example of how to apply the model. This book should be useful to urban transportation decision-makers at both the managerial and political level.


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  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly

About the authors

Guido Noto holds a PhD in Business and Public Management at the University of Palermo. After a post-doc research experience at the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), he is now assistant professor at University of Messina. His research interests are related to performance management in the public sector.

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