Quality of Life Assessment in Urban Development and Transport Policymaking
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Quality of life (QOL) evaluation of transport infrastructure measures the performance of infrastructure projects relative to their impact on individual happiness and social burden. Quality of Life Assessment in Urban Development and Transport Policymaking spotlights new research and perspectives on this integrated approach for aiding transport infrastructure policymaking while contributing to sustainable development.
Part I introduces QOL evaluation and explores transport and city-planning projects in Asian countries that have successfully applied it. Part II discusses QOL evaluation methods in France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom and how countries can build on traditional infrastructure project evaluation methods to cover their wider implications for the environment, comfort of travel, workspace conditions, and socioeconomic services. Part III appraises the applicability of the QOL accessibility method for developing countries in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era.
Quality of Life Assessment in Urban Development and Transport Policymaking draws on discussions held during the Asian Development Bank Institute–Chubu University International Symposium on Mainstreaming Quality of Life in Evaluation of Transport and Spatial Planning. It is an ideal resource for practitioners, researchers, and others looking to better understand holistic approaches to urban development and transport project evaluation and policymaking.
- Part I: Quality of Life Accessibility ApproachPart I Key Messages
Veronica Ern Hui Wee
- 1. Introduction to the Quality of Life Accessibility MethodYoshitsugu Hayashi
- 2. Japan’s Practice of the Quality of Life Accessibility Method: Application to Motorways and Street DesignHiroyoshi Morita
- 3. Case Studies: Nanjing (People’s Republic of China), Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (India), Kozoji New Town (Japan), and Bangkok (Thailand)Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Fumei Gu, Yong Jian Khoo, Hiroyoshi Morita, Tsuyoshi Takano, and Witsarut Achariyaviriya
- 4. Applications of Individual Quality-of-Life-Based Approach to Evaluate Smart ShrinkageNoriyasu Kachi and Kenichi Tsukahara
- 5. Quality of Life Accessibility Method to Evaluate the Transport Sector’s Contribution for Achieving the Sustainable Development GoalsHiroyuki Takeshita
- 6. Quality of Life Evaluation of the Recovery Process After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and TsunamiTsuyoshi Takano, Hiroyoshi Morita, Hirokazu Kato, and Yoshitsugu Hayashi
- Part II: Quality of Life Method in Existing Project Evaluation Practices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and JapanPart II Key Messages
Veronica Ern Hui Wee
- 7. From Wider Impacts to Transformational Impacts: The United Kingdom’s Developing Agenda for Major ProjectsRoger Vickerman
- 8. Planning Practice and Wider Economic Impacts—The Case of GermanyWerner Rothengatter
- 9. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Urban Transport Investments in France: Toward an Accessibility Turn?Yves Crozet
- 10. Evaluation of Road Projects in Japan: Efforts to Evaluate Disaster PreventionMitsuhiro Yao
- Part III: The Future of Project Evaluation: Applying the Quality of Life ApproachPart III Key Messages
- 11. Developing a Country Perspective on the Quality of Life MethodJames Leather, Chanankarn Boonyotsawad, and Veronica Ern Hui Wee
- 12. Project Evaluation in the Post-COVID-19 EraKE Seetha Ram and Chanankarn Boonyotsawad
- 13. Conclusion and Policy Messages: Suggestions for Use of the Quality of Life Approach and Messages for the FutureChanankarn Boonyotsawad and Veronica Ern Hui Wee