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Sustainable Mobility for Island Destinations

  • Presents the research findings of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, a Horizons 2020 project

  • Discusses the link between transportation and tourism in urban areas, in the context of becoming more sustainable

  • Explores further improvement of the design and implementation of future sustainable mobility projects

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Assessing Sustainable Urban Mobility Policies in the Mediterranean Tourism Destinations Through Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Models

    • Eleni Farmaki, Maria Aryblia, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 19-37Open Access
  3. Shared Mobility Services in Malta: User Needs and Perceptions

    • Suzanne Maas, Maria Attard
    Pages 87-100Open Access
  4. Is Cycling an Attractive Transport Solution in a Mediterranean City?

    • Dimitra Tarasi, Tryfon Daras, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 101-118Open Access
  5. Climate Change Mitigation Through Smart Environmental Monitoring of the Urban Ecosystem in Insular Touristic Cities: Experience from Rethymno and Madeira

    • Maria Aryblia, Lúcio Quintal, Μiguel Ribeiro, Nikolaos Sifakis, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Pages 129-147Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents the findings of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project regarding the link between mobility and tourism in urban areas and the complications tourist destinations face in becoming more sustainable. It integrates the tourist mobility needs and the associated fluctuation impacts in the design of mobility solutions in order to enforce the accessibility, attractiveness, efficiency and sustainability of transport services and infrastructure for both residents and tourists in island cities such as Rethymno, Crete, and Valetta, Malta.

Sustainable Mobility for Island Destinations contains contributions from highly experienced academics, engineers, and planners in the area of sustainable tourism, mobility services, and smart solutions design companies assisting:

  • the change of the mind set in insular and tourism areas;
  • the adoption of green mobility systems and services; and
  • monitoring the environmental benefits to assist towards the Climate Change.

It explores the challenges tourist islands face, such as the seasonal fluxes in transport usage, the pressures of tourism to provide aesthetic green spaces, and the space issues of being an island in relation to economic potential and infrastructure construction.

The book suggests areas for future research, and implementation of innovative systems and policies. It will be of interest to academics, planners, decision makers, and environmentalists.


  • Transport and Mobility Systems
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable Development
  • Green Vehicles Fuels
  • Sustainable Destinations
  • Island Tourism
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

    Theocharis Tsoutsos

About the editor

Professor Theocharis Tsoutsos gained his chemical engineering degree and PhD from the National Technical University of Athens in 1984 and 1990 respectively. He also holds an economics degree from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was a member of the Deanery at the School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, and is the founder and director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory.  He has authored over 90 journal articles, 20 book chapters and 200 international conference papers.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)