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A digital tool for sustainable urban planning: A case study of introducing a carpool in a residential area in Uppsala
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this project is to create a simplifiedtool for urban planning, to illustrate how differentparameters affect each other. The municipality ofUppsala and the company Atkins have investigatedthe possibility to implement several themes andaspects in a digital tool. Since urban planning has acomplex structure, only a few aspects are selectedin this report. This is a case study which examineshow an implementation of a carpool in a residentialarea affects the parameters ground use, carbondioxide emissions and social aspects such asridesharing and car ownership. A model has beencreated in MATLAB to visualize the environmentalimpact of a carpool compared to traditional parking.The results show that the environmental impactdecreases as the number of cars in the areadecreases. Further, the sensitivity analysis showsthat social factors may have a great impact on theenvironmental aspects. A decreased car usage andincreased ridesharing, where only traditional parkingis used, can result in an environmental improvementalmost corresponding to an area with only a carpoolsolution with the current car usage and ridesharing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Series
TVE, TVE 15 007 maj
Keyword [en]
carpool, urban planning, tool
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254972OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254972DiVA: diva2:820526
External cooperation
Atkins & Uppsala Kommun
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Examiners
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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