Author:Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan and B. Sudhakara Reddy
Title:Urban Transport Sustainability Indicators – Application of Multi-view Black-box (MVBB) framework
In a recent work Nathan and Reddy (2011a) have proposed a Multi-view Black-box (MVBB) framework for development of sustainable development indicators (SDIs) for an urban setup. The framework is flexible to be applied to any domain or sector of urban system. In this paper the proposed MVBB framework is applied for transportation sector of Mumbai city. The paper begins with a discussion on transportation sector and its unsustainability links and trends. It outlines the concept of sustainable transportation system and reviews some of the prominent sustainable transportation indicator initiatives. In order to formalize sustainable development indicators (SDIs) for transportation sector, the study collates the indicators from literature, placed them in Mumbai’s context and classified them into the three dimensions of urban sustainability—economic efficiency, social wellbeing and ecological acceptability.