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Climate change policies . /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/58/18/39111309.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:53 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commuting, Wages and Bargaining Power /

by Rupert, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Stancanelli, Elena | Wasmer, Etienne.

Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A search model of the labor market is augmented to include commuting time to work. The theory posits that wages are positively related to commute distance, by a factor itself depending negatively on the bargaining power of workers. Since not all combinations of distance and wages are accepted, there is non-random selection of accepted job offers. We build on these ingredients to explore in the data the relationship between wages and commute time. We find that neglecting to account for this selection will bias downward the wage impact of commuting, and marginally affect the coefficients on education, age and gender. The correlation between the residuals of the selectivity equation and the distance equation is -0.70, showing the large impact of commute time on job acceptance decisions. We also use the theory to calculate the bargaining power of workers which largely varies depending on demographic groups: it appears to be much larger for men than that for women and that the ba! rgaining power of women with young children is essentially zero.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating accessible journeys /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography p. 55 Appendices pp. 52-55Summary: This report has been produced by the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) to examine the progress towards improving the public transport system in Victoria to meet the needs of a greater variety of users, including people with diverse mobility requirements. It builds upon information collated for our previous report of the Accessible Public Transport Watch Project, which surveyed the mobility needs of people with disabilities. This report uses information from that report, combined with interviews with public transport agencies, the results of a public consultation forum on accessible transport, and relevant academic publications to draw its conclusions. While the total transport system also includes private motor vehicles, taxis, aviation, shipping, active transport modes and community transport services, this report concentrates upon land-based scheduled public transport passenger services and related pedestrian movement in Victoria: i.e. buses, trains, trams and coaches.Availability: (1)

Energy and transport subsidies in Australia : 2007 update : final report. /

by Riedy, Chris.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. University of Technology Sydney. Institute for Sustainable Futures 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Faking decisions for the future : climate change policy [in] WA. /

by Vintila, Peter.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Citizen online 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://postkyoto.citizenonline.org/faking_decisionsfull.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:39 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green cities : how urban sustainability efforts can and must drive America's climate change policies /

by Kleiman, Neil | Living Cities | Pacenza, Matt.

Publisher: New York Living Cities 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 44Summary: This report by Living Cities showcases and supports the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. The report is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from their survey of 40 of the United States' largest cities. 'Green Cities' takes a step back to see what cities have accomplished, while also identifying areas in which their efforts have fallen short.Availability: (1)

Housing and the labor market : time to move and aggregate unemployment /

by Rupert, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Wasmer, Etienne.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Mortensen-Pissarides model with unemployment benefits and taxes has been able to account for the variation in unemployment rates across countries but does not explain why geographical mobility is very low in some countries (on average, three times lower in Europe than in the U.S.). We build a model in which both unemployment and mobility rates are endogenous. Our findings indicate that an increase in unemployment benefits and in taxes does not generate a strong decline in mobility and accounts for only half to two-thirds of the difference in unemployment from the US to Europe. We find that with higher commuting costs the effect of housing frictions plays a large role and can generate a substantial decline in mobility. We show that such frictions can account for the differences in unemployment and mobility between the US and Europe.Availability: (1)

Housing stress or transport stress? Issues in Australian housing affordability /

by Vidyattama, Yogi | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Tanton, Robert | Nepal, Binod.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NATSEM working paper ; no. 11/06.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: Housing stress is usually measured on the basis of income and direct housing costs such as mortgage repayments and rents. One cost that is not included in calculations of housing stress, but which may be important, is the difference transport costs make. Especially in city areas, paying a premium for a house that is close to work may offset the additional transport costs incurred getting to work. So a measure of housing stress which includes transport costs may give a different picture of housing stress to a measure that ignores transport costs. In this paper, we argue that transport costs need to be taken into account in measuring housing stress not only in the capital cities but also outside capital cities. We find that in capital cities, bringing transport costs into a housing stress measure increases the number of both purchasers and renters in housing stress by 25 per cent, and it particularly affects households with children. However, we also find that the impact of transport cost is even greater outside capital cities.Availability: (1)

How to keep creating clean energy jobs in Missouri /

by Apollo Alliance.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA Apollo Alliance 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 8 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Apollo Alliance estimates that a cap on carbon emissions with strong investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean energy manufacturing, and vehicle efficiency standards could create up to 88,000 jobs in Missouri by 2030.Availability: (1)

International Energy Agency : energy security, growth and sustainability through co-operation and outreach. /

by International Energy Agency.

Publisher: 02/20/2007 11:52:46http://www.iea.org/ 2007Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 02/20/2007 11:52:46 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 26 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. Founded during the oil crisis of 1973-74, the IEA s initial role was to co-ordinate measures in times of oil supply emergencies. As energy markets have changed, so has the IEA. Its mandate has broadened to incorporate the Three E s of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major producers and consumers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing in transport : east west link needs assessment /

by Eddington, Rod | Victoria. Department of Infrastructure.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Infrastructure 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Investing in transport report.Notes: March 2008 Summary, Main report, Supporting technical documents. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: From March 2007, Sir Rod Eddington, an Australian engineer and businessman and a leading international transport expert, conducted an independent study into improving east-west transport connections across Melbourne. With at least 4.5 million people expected to call Melbourne home by 2031, there will be more cars making trips on the roads, more people using public transport, more commuters needing to get to work each morning, and more and more goods moving through the city. For Melbourne to remain an attractive, liveable and successful city, it needs a transport system that can keep up with this growth.Availability: No items available

Mobilities /

by Urry, John.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2007Description: 335 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Pt. 1. Mobile Worlds -- 1. Mobilizing Social Life -- 2. 'Mobile' Theories and Methods -- 3. The Mobilities Paradigm -- Pt. 2. Moving and Communicating -- 4. Pavements and Paths -- 5. 'Public' Trains -- 6. Inhabiting Cars and Roads -- 7. Flying Around -- 8. Connecting and Imagining -- Pt. 3. Societies and Systems on the Move -- 9. Gates to Heaven and Hell -- 10. Networks -- 11. Meetings -- 12. Places -- 13. Systems and Dark Futures.Summary: "Issues of movement - of people, things, information, and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organizations. In this book John Urry draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, social networks and meetings, the nature of places, and alternative mobility futures."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Moving people : solutions for a liveable Australia /

by Bus Industry Confederation.

Publisher: [s.l.] Bus Industry Confederation 2012Description: v, 81 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2012Summary: This policy statement sees the BIC taking the lead in the national discussion on how we fund moving people infrastructure and services in the future. The aim of the report is to generate discussion about how Australia should shape its future land transport policy, to promote national goals for productivity, sustainability, lieveability and social inclusion. It builds on our earlier report, Moving People:Solutions for a Growing Australia, taking a more place-based approach than that report and looking closely at funding opportunitiesAvailability: (1)

Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure : a national study of employment impacts /

by Garrett-Peltier, Heidi | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: Pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails, can all be used for transportation, recreation, and fitness. These types of infrastructure have been shown to create many benefits for their users as well as the rest of the community. Some of these benefits are economic, such as increased revenues and jobs for local businesses, and some are non-economic benefits such as reduced congestion, better air quality, safer travel routes, and improved health outcomes. While other studies have examined the economic and non-economic impacts of the use of walking and cycling infrastructure, few have analyzed the employment that results from the design and construction of these projects. In this study we estimate the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. We analyze various transportation projects and use state-specific data to estimate the number of jobs created within each state where the project is located.Availability: (1)

PTUA : Public Transport Users Association. /

by Public Transport Users Association.

Publisher: 01/04/2005 12:21:52http://www.ptua.org.au/ 01/04/2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 01/04/2005 12:21:52 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The PTUA (Public Transport Users Association) was founded in 1976 as the Train Travellers Association. It is a recognised voluntary consumer organisation, non-profit and with no political affiliations representing passengers of all forms of public transport. The PTUA lobbies governments and public transport authorities in the interest of all users of public transport, it works with other bodies and, through the media, promotes public transport and educates the community about the benefits of sustainable transport policies. The PTUA also undertakes research into transport policies which will improve services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Roads, railways and regimes : why some societies are able to organise suburban public transport : and why others can't. /

by Harris, Chris.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Griffith University. Urban Research Program 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission to Inquiry into Liveability Options in Outer Suburban Melbourne : Outer Suburban / Interface Services and Development Committee (OSISDC) / Sonia Martin (BSL)

by Martin, Sonia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 22 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to Inquiry into Liveability Options in Outer Suburban Melbourne.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This submission was written by Sonia Martin, with contributions from George Myconos, Sharon Bond, Victoria Johnson, Nadine Cameron, Helen Kimberley, Iris Levin, Sally James and Paul Smyth, and edited by Deborah Patterson. Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence recognises the critical intersections between housing, employment, education, health, welfare, and access to services and facilities. We also recognise the complex challenges the state government faces in addressing the interconnected issues of population growth and housing affordability. The Brotherhood maintains that planned social infrastructure is the foundation of economically and socially inclusive development and is not a residual, post hoc response to economic and social system failures. Critical to this endeavour is a social investment plan that recognises appropriate urban change as an entitlement of citizens across the life course and ensures that all have what they need to lead flourishing lives. Supportive governance structures are essential. We support a model of collaborative governance across all tiers of government that allows for meaningful determination at the local level and builds capacity to work together. We have focused this response to the Terms of Reference on population, private housing, and health and services delivery issues and have limited our comments on infrastructure issues. Due to the limited local data on median house prices and population growth in outer urban areas specifically, we have not addressed Term of Reference 3 separately, but have included some data in other sections of our submission.Availability: (1)

Taking action for Victoria's future : Victorian Climate Change White Paper - the action plan /

by Victoria. Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of the Premier and Cabinet 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Climate change white paper action plan.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010Summary: This White Paper Action Plan has been developed through a lengthy process of consultation which started with the release of a Green Paper in June 2009, followed by rounds of submissions and local meetings to gather community views and new ideas. Victoria firmly believes in the need for a well-designed emissions trading scheme in Australia to deliver our part of agreed international targets. The disappointing outcome at Copenhagen and the defeat of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme legislation has created uncertainty for the public and business alike. But the failure to achieve a globally binding agreement and the absence of a price on carbon in Australia should not be an excuse for inaction.Availability: (1)

The Eddington transport study : the case for action : Sir Rod Eddington's advice to Government /

by Eddington, Rod | Great Britain. HM Treasury.

Publisher: Norwich, U.K. Stationery Office 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2006 Forward and Summary of full reportSummary: "I was asked to advise the Government on the long-term links between transport and the UK's economic productivity, growth and stability, within the context of the Government's commitment to sustainable development. I am pleased to present to you my report..."Availability: (1)

Travelsmart. /

by Victoria. Department of Infrastructure.

Publisher: 10/28/2003 13:48:11http://www.travelsmart.vic.gov.au/ 10/28/2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 28 October 2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: TravelSMART is a Victorian government initiative which aims to help people reduce their dependency on cars and choose sustainable travel alternatives such as cycling, walking or catching public transport.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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