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Transportation and economic development
Rodrigue, J.-P.; Notteboom, T. (2013). Transportation and economic development, in: Rodrigue, J.-P. et al. (Ed.) The geography of transport systems. pp. 226-236.
In: Rodrigue, J.-P. et al. (Ed.) (2013). The geography of transport systems. Third edition. Routledge: London and New York. ISBN 978-0-415-82254-1. 411 pp., more

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  • Rodrigue, J.-P.
  • Notteboom, T., more

    Development is related at improving the welfare of a society through appropriate social, political and economic conditions. The expected outcomes are quantitative and qualitative improvements in human capital (e.g. income and education levels) as well as physical capital such infrastructures (utilities, transport, telecommunications). While in the previous decades, development policies and strategies tended to focus on physical capital, recent years has seen a better balance by including human capital issues. Irrespective of the relative importance of physical versus human capital, development cannot occur without both as infrastructures cannot remain effective without proper operations and maintenance while economic activities cannot take place without an infrastructure base.

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