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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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Global Trends Shaping Life Quality in Agglomerations with Particular Emphasis on Mobility in Seaport Agglomerations
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: The modern agglomerations development remains under the influence of current global trends: economic, environmental/climate, social, technological, geopolitical ones. At least six forces are expected to further disrupt the urban mobility landscape, especially coastal one. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy, to vehicle electrification, mobile computing, the Internet of Things and Block-chain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. The actions undertaken by city authorities aim at focusing citizens' attention on the need to improve air quality, decrease congestion in city’s main streets, invest in one’s health and physical condition, which increases the level of quality of life, and in turn provides the city with considerable economic benefits. The purpose of the paper is to explore global trends shaping life quality in coastal agglomerations with a special regard to sustainable mobility and to present the ISO 37120 - a tool allowing measurement, based on the indicators, of the cities resilience and performance.
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Citation note:
Przybyłowski A.: Global Trends Shaping Life Quality in Agglomerations with Particular Emphasis on Mobility in Seaport Agglomerations. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 3, doi:10.12716/1001.13.03.18, pp. 615-620, 2019
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