Challenges for Corridors - Future Perspectives on European Corridor Development

P.A. Witte, Tejo Spit

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Abstract

In many European policy documents, the integration of transport, spatial and economic dimensions in corridor development is advocated as a means to cope with challenges that occur within corridors. For many years, however, knowledge about corridors was only developed from a sector perspective and with a more or less technocratic approach—despite a growing call for a more integrated analysis of corridor issues. To address these challenges efficiently, the integration argument needs specific knowledge on the different problem areas. Therefore, the question remains as to what extent an integrated analysis would be beneficial in resolving persistent corridor issues, such as the existence of bottlenecks. This contribution aims to highlight the outcome of two related research projects in which the possible added value of an integrated perspective on corridor development is addressed. The evidence presented reflects the current state-of-the-art knowledge regarding integrated corridor development and the possible future challenges for European corridors that may result from this. Whether the added value of the integration argument in corridor development can be found in practice will be researched as well as whether this leads to restating the importance of corridors for present-day European policy objectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development
Subtitle of host publicationThe Case of the European North-South Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa
EditorsHansjörg Drewello, Bernd Scholl
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages99-114
ISBN (Electronic)9783319157085
ISBN (Print)9783319157078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameContributions to Economics

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    Witte, P. A., & Spit, T. (2016). Challenges for Corridors - Future Perspectives on European Corridor Development. In H. Drewello, & B. Scholl (Eds.), Integrated Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development : The Case of the European North-South Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa (pp. 99-114). (Contributions to Economics ). Springer International Publishing Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15708-5_6