Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning

European Corridors in Local-Regional Perspective

  • Sandro Fabbro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Conceptualizations, Policies and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Samo Drobne, Mojca Foški, Alma Zavodnik Lamovšek
      Pages 57-71
    3. Kristina Erhard, Michael Dross, Alain Thierstein
      Pages 177-187
  3. Local-Regional Experiences Along the Corridor

About this book


  • Discusses EU transport policy and approaches to planning and implementation of European corridors across multiple territorial governances
  • Examines the impacts of current development projects from policy, procedural, technological and environmental standpoints
  • Illuminates lessons learned from local-regional projects, in order to lay out new and re-de­fined planning aims and tools

Based on the work of Poly5, or the Mediterranean Corridor Mega-Transport Infrastructure Project, this ground-breaking reference explains how and why traditional top-down government-defined transport planning policies are failing, due to their tendency to eschew acknowledgement of profoundly multifarious local and regional issues. The authors use cognitive reports from the Mediterranean Corridor experience as a learning platform, unpacking the tangled sources of the challenges faced to find firm ground from which to embark upon future projects. They propose the replacement of the current fragmented and unbalanced implementation efforts across various territories with a bottom-up, holistic, inclusive approach in which individual territories and regions have buy-in from the outset. This ensures that territories have a chance to bring their strengths to bear on broader infrastructural planning, benefit from an ongoing communication channel to report and tackle difficulties, and support clear, strategic directives to drive sustainable future growth of mega-transport systems.


European Transport Policy Mediterranean Corridor Mediterranean Corridor Mega Transport Mega-transport Infrastructure Project Poly5 Poly5 Spatial Development Sustainable Transport Territorial Development Transport Infrastructure Transportation Corridors Transportation Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandro Fabbro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering & ArchitectureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16395-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16396-3
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