© 1989

Transportation for the Future

  • David F. Batten
  • Roland Thord
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. David F. Batten, Roland Thord
      Pages 1-9
  3. Transportation and Distribution Systems: Three Visionary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Curt Nicolin
      Pages 13-16
    3. George C. Eads
      Pages 17-28
    4. Åke E. Andersson, Ulf Strömquist
      Pages 29-39
  4. The Transport-Communication Nexus: Some Evolutionary Trends

  5. The Future of Surface Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Progress with Navigation Technology

    3. Goods Transportation

    4. Passenger Transport and Commuting

  6. Preparing for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241

About these proceedings


During the seventies and eighties, the industries associated with the transportation of goods and people have been exposed to some profound changes. The quickening pace of technological change - with its growing emphasis on telecommunications, knowledge-handling capacity, and air transportation - is increasing the discrete character of the world economy. Thus the network structure of global development patterns is becoming more important, with metropolitan centres as key nodes and rapid transportation routes as key links. In this evolutionary situation, changes in the preferred mix of transport modes are inevitable. The faster and more direct modes will be favoured, individually and in combination, and there will be an increasing interest in transportation policies and the provision of infrastructure. This volume contains a collection of innovative papers presented at the First International Conference on Transportation for the Future, held in Södertälje, Sweden in July 1988. Twenty industry leaders and prominent scientists from Europe, USA and Japan present their views about the ongoing transformation of production and distribution systems among firms striving for Just-In-Time methods, economies of scope, and a fully integrated approach to their economic activities. The future of passenger travel and infrastructure are also discussed. The resulting book presents a surprisingly consistent picture of how the transportation industries of the industrialized nations may be expected to grow and change in a long-term perspective.


Import Infrastruktur Just-in-time Verfahren Transport science and technology technologischer Wandel

Editors and affiliations

  • David F. Batten
    • 1
  • Roland Thord
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Regional Science Research and Department of EconomicsUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Temaplan AB, Applied Systems Analysis for Industry and GovernmentStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transportation for the Future
  • Editors David F. Batten
    Roland Thord
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-51347-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-74868-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-74866-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics R & D/Technology Policy
    Regional/Spatial Science
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