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Activity 1: Spatial Planning and Spatial Research - Projects

IASON: Spatial Impacts of European Transport Policies (2001 - 2004)

'Integrated Appraisal of Spatial Economic and Network Effects of Transport Investments and Policies'

Client:  European Commission (Brussels)
Partners:  Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) (Kiel), Marcial Echenique & Partners (ME&P) (Cambridge), S&W Urban and Regional Research (S&W) (Dortmund), TNO Inro (Delft), Transman (Budapest), University of Groningen (RUG) (Groningen)

The goal of the project 'Integrated Appraisal of Spatial Economic and Network Effects of Transport Investments and Policies' (IASON) of the 5th RTD Framework of the European Union is to improve the understanding of the impacts of transport policies on short- and long-term spatial development in the EU and to develop a unified framework for the assessment of European transport policies integrating network, regional economic and macro-economic impacts. For this the following tasks are to be achieved: (i) improvement of existing assessment frameworks so that direct and indirect impacts are distinguished and the incidence of benefits and costs are transparent, (ii) further development of two existing regional economic models and their application for scenario simulations which allow the analysis of network, regional economic and macro-economic impacts of transport policies, (iii) establishment of a discussion platform for communication with other projects and the scientific community and (iv) development of guidelines and recommendations for project analysis of transport investments and policies and tools and databases for the application of the results of the project for policy analysis.
The project team includes research institutions from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom under the co-ordination of the Organisation for Applied Research (TNO) of Delft. The part of RRG was the development and definition of network scenarios for the further development of the trans-European Transport Networks based upon existing TEN-T and TINA outline plans, as well as implementation of these scenarios into the RRG GIS Database. Furthermore, RRG was responsible for the development of appropriate interfaces between the RRG GIS Database and the SASI model of regional development in order to transfer the scenario network data to the model application.

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Futher Information:  Concerning the RRG part, please contact Carsten Schürmann.

Links on the web:  IASON-Homepage



Other projects in this field of competence:

Development indicator system for "good life" for the Lusatia (2020)
TeMoRi - Territorial Monitoring update and Regional Potential Index for the Baltic Sea Region (2016)
Value-added in renewable energy sector (2014 - 2015)
Serengeti Nationalpark (2014)
ESPON Matrices (2014)
SWOT Analysis of the South Baltic Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (2013 - 2014)
HTTransPlan - Impact Assessment of Railway Tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn (2012 - 2013)
Atlas of Industrialisation in the New German Länder (2012 - 2013)
SUTMP Windhoek (2012 - 2013)
Service area analaysis for the City of Münster (Northrhine-Westfalia) (2012)
ESPON BSR TeMo - Territorial Monitoring for the Baltic Sea Region (2012 - 2014)
Service area analaysis for shopping centre in Düren (Northrhine-Westfalia) (2011)
LogMos II (2011 - 2014)
Assessment of Central Places in Bavaria (2010)
Study on Mountain Areas in Southern Norway (2010)
ESPON INTERCO - Indicators of territorial cohesion (2010 - 2012)
ESPON TRACC: Transport Accessibility at Regional/Local Scale and Patterns in Europe (2010 - 2012)
Regional Challenges in the Perspective of 2020 (2010 - 2011)
Status Report on the Establishment of the National Environmental Information Network Kuwait (NEIN) (2009)
TRACECA IDEA (2009 - 2012)
Western NIS (2009 - 2010)
AccBavaria (2008 - 2009)
Analysis of Nordic Labour Market Areas (2007)
Regional Disparities and Cohesion (2007)
RePUS (2007)
ESPON Accessibility (2006 - 2007)
ESPON 4.1.3 (2006)
Accessibility Analysis of the Baltic Sea Region (2006)
FUNDING Infrastructure: Guidelines for Europe (2005 - 2007)
Northern Peripheral, Sparsely Populated regions in the European Union (2005)
SETI (2005 - 2006)
AlpenCors (2004 - 2005)
FOPS 73.319: Regional Impacts of Transport Infrastructures (2004 - 2006)
ESPON 1.1.1: The Role, Specific Situation and Potentials of Urban Areas as Nodes in a Polycentric Development (2002 - 2004)
ESPON 2.1.1: Territorial Impacts of EU Transport and TEN Policies (2002 - 2004)
Mountain Study - Analysis of mountain areas in Europe (2002 - 2004)
Via Egnatia: Motorway Case Study in Northern Greece (2002)
ILUMASS: Land Use and Transport (2001 - 2004)
Peripherality (2000)
Supply Quality of the Retail Sector – A Modelling Approach (1999 - 2000)
Ufo Working Group: The New Main Railway Station of the City of Dortmund (1999)
Quality of Life in European Regions (1996 - 2003)

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