Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

On-Campus Mobility for Sustainable Development

  • David Slim Zepeda QuintanaEmail author
  • Nora E. Munguia Vega
  • Javier Esquer
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_449

Introduction

Transportation systems can produce negative environmental impacts in the form of atmospheric pollution, like greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which contribute to global warming (Ribeiro et al. 2007). Additionally, transportation systems can negatively impact our environment by generating noise and vibrations as well as by the use of land and resources, besides to issues with waste disposal, that, eventually, can also have harmful effects on humans, flora, and fauna (European Commission 2009). A university’s carbon footprint has been a significant concern because of the necessity that the university creates for extra transportation, including international flights for international collaborations, and increased road transport due to commuting, daily goods’ deliveries and fleet vehicles (IARU 2014). Thus, campuses for educational institutions have commonly caused serious mobility issues due to the increased quantity of vehicles that they require, which are often mainly for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Slim Zepeda Quintana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nora E. Munguia Vega
    • 1
  • Javier Esquer
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Sustainability Program, Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of SonoraHermosilloMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Markus Will
  • Isabel Novo-Corti
    • 1
  1. 1.University of A CorunaA CoruñaSpain