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Selected Papers from the Carbon Peaking and Carbon Neutrality in Transportation Section of the World Transport Convention (WTC)

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 230

Special Issue Editors

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The Key Laboratory of Urban Security and Disaster Engineering of Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Interests: innovative characterization methods of sustainable pavement materials; environmentally friendly pavement materials and structures; mechanistic modeling of fatigue cracking and durability of pavement materials; the mechanism of aging and recycling of asphaltic materials and its multiscale evaluation methods; emerging technologies and materials for pavement preservation and maintenance; life cycle assessment of transportation infrastructure
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School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Interests: intelligent transportation infrastructure; smart transportation; connected vehicles; transportation big data analysis; low-carbon transportation

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School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: travel behavior analysis; transportation big data analysis; passenger transportation policy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With more frequent extreme climate conditions and increasing traffic loads, the existing infrastructure must be upgraded to improve resilience, lower carbon emissions, and reduce maintenance costs. To ensure a more sustainable transportation network, we must create road materials and structures that are long-lasting and have minimal environmental impact. However, the performance may not be compatible with reduced carbon emissions. Conventional methodologies and technologies may not be suitable to meet the requirements of high-performance and low-carbon transportation infrastructure. Therefore, on the one hand, novel techniques and optimization should be conducted through the application of low-carbon technologies across various stages of transportation infrastructure development. On the other hand, the circular economy principles should be incorporated into transportation infrastructure to help minimize waste and maximize resource efficiency. Hence, the Special Issue on Carbon Peaking and Carbon Neutrality in the Transportation Section of the World Transport Convention (WTC) organized two parallel technical committees: 'durability and low-carbon technologies of transportation infrastructures' and ' ' to encourage the submission of recent work that furthers our understanding of the durability and low-carbon technologies for transportation infrastructure. The papers submitted to these two TCs will be considered for publication under this Special Issue. This Special Issue also lays out an interdisciplinary framework that aims not only to advance specific areas of science and engineering but also to help advance the state of practice in transportation engineering. Review articles that describe the current state of the art are also encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Meng Guo
Dr. Jiangfeng Wang
Dr. Xiaowei Hu
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable transportation infrastructure
  • life cycle assessment
  • low-carbon materials and structure
  • environmentally friendly design and construction
  • multiscale and multiphase
  • numerical simulation 
  • layout of sustainable transportation infrastructure
  • data-driven modelling
  • climate resilience
  • resource efficiency
  • alternative materials for carbon neutral infrastructure
  • recycled materials in infrastructure
  • cold mix asphalt materials
  • green and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • energy harvesting and green conversion technologies for road infrastructure

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