Understanding Added Value in Integrated Transport Planning: Exploring the Framework of Intelligence, Design and Choice

Anne Marel Hilbers*, Frans Sijtsma, Tim Busscher, Jos Arts

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Transport infrastructure projects have become more integrated in nature. An important driver of the ambition to approach space in a more integrated manner is the idea that doing so will generate added value. However, in transport infrastructure planning practice, the argument to adopt integrated planning approaches seems to be mainly rhetorical in nature. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion about the notion of added value through integrated planning by developing an analytical evaluation framework. In order to do so, we go back to one of the founding fathers of decision-making sciences and present a conceptual synthesis. We explore this synthesis by conducting a literature review and an illustrative expert session. We conclude with the analytical evaluation framework and elaborate on implications in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1950011
JournalJournal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
Issue number3
Early online date12-Jul-2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • added value
  • analytical evaluation framework
  • decision-making biases
  • integrated planning
  • Transport infrastructure projects

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