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      Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Energy Consumption – Global and Local Contexts
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Energy Consumption – Global and Local Contexts

      Anvita Arora, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Parvesh Kumar

      There is growing concern about the environmental impact of transport systems. The increase in energy consumption and vehicle emissions is the main contributor to the problem. Several studies have tested hypotheses about the relationship between the urban structure, especially high…

      Anvita Arora Arora, Anvita
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Parvesh Kumar Parvesh Kumar
      04 January 2024
      Using Satellite Technology to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Saudi Arabia
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Using Satellite Technology to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Saudi Arabia

      Anwar Gasim, Walid Matar, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      Measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are crucial to address climate change and fulfill Paris Agreement objectives. This paper explores the potential of satellite technology in measuring and tracking CH4, CO2, and N2O emissions in Saudi Arabia, collaborating with…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      7 December 2023
      Urban Transport Energy Demand Model for Riyadh: Methodology and Preliminary Analysis
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Urban Transport Energy Demand Model for Riyadh: Methodology and Preliminary Analysis

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Alma Alhussaini, Nourah Al Hosain, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Anvita Arora

      Saudi Arabia intends to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 278 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030, according to its Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Among many policies it…

      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Alma Alhussaini Alma Alhussaini
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Anvita Arora Arora, Anvita
      13 June 2023
      Modeling Factors Affecting the Choice to Use the Proposed Riyadh Metro System
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Modeling Factors Affecting the Choice to Use the Proposed Riyadh Metro System

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Abu Toasin Oakil, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Anvita Arora

      The Riyadh metro system is being implemented as a sustainable transport option that will offer reliable, affordable and comfortable urban mobility. It is important to understand the factors influencing the likelihood that people will use the new metro system. Thus,…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Anvita Arora Arora, Anvita
      11 May 2023
      Cost, Footprint, and Reliability Implications of Deploying Hydrogen in Off-grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: A GIS-assisted Study for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Cost, Footprint, and Reliability Implications of Deploying Hydrogen in Off-grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: A GIS-assisted Study for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Frank Felder

      We quantify the cost, footprint and reliability implications of using hydrogen in off-grid electric vehicle charging stations (CS) using an optimization model coupled with a geographical information system (GIS) analysis for the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We also account…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      29 January 2023
      Urban Transport Energy Demand Model for Riyadh: Methodology and a Preliminary Analysis

      Urban Transport Energy Demand Model for Riyadh: Methodology and a Preliminary Analysis

      Taylor & Francis

      Saudi Arabia intends to reduce GHG emissions by 278 million tons of CO2eq annually by 2030 through Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to UNFCCC. Among many policies, mass transit system and transit-oriented development are being developed with the expectation to reduce…

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Alma Alhussaini, Nourah Al Hosain, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Anvita Arora

      2022
      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The transport sector has always had high energy demand and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. To improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, Riyadh is introducing an integrated public transport system. Per capita…

      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      13 October 2021
      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

      Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has four major international airports. They are King Khalid International Airport (RUH), King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), King Fahd International Airport (DMM) and Prince Muhammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED). Before the COVID-19 pandemic,…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      28 September 2021
      Ensuring that Covid-19 Recovery Policies Support the Transformation to a Climate Neutral Society

      Ensuring that Covid-19 Recovery Policies Support the Transformation to a Climate Neutral Society

      T20

      Governments worldwide have pledged trillions of dollars for economic recovery from the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without a targeted approach, these recovery programs can lead to a lock-in of high-carbon technologies. This would block the transformation toward climate…

      Axel Michaelowa, Abdelrahman Muhsen, Nora Nezamuddin, Mohammed Dabboor, Sonja Butzengeiger, Amm Quamruzzaman

      2020
      Estimating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Saudi GDP

      Estimating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Saudi GDP

      David Havrlant, Abdulelah Darandary, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted economic and social activity globally at an unprecedented pace. The international movement of goods has been limited to the necessary minimum, often solely for deliveries of protective and healthcare equipment. Many governments have imposed strict…

      David Havrlant Havrlant, David
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      10 June 2020
      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      Logistics and infrastructure policy will play key roles in Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification and reform efforts. This study provides a quantitative assessment of specific measures related to freight transport, taking into consideration the heterogeneity of urban, regional and inter-regional localities…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      27 April 2020
      The Potential for Distributed Solar PV Systems in Riyadh

      The Potential for Distributed Solar PV Systems in Riyadh

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The country’s regulator, the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) has also released provisional bylaws that will govern how distributed generation (DG) would be compensated within the Kingdom. Many governmental organizations mandated to support local industries and energy efficiency measures…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      18 November 2019
      The Potential of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Potential of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      Abdelrahman Muhsen, Amro Elshurafa

      Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, commonly referred to as distributed generation (DG) solar systems, can play a central role in the energy mix for sustainable cities. As with all forms of power generation, DG carries technical, financial, policy, and market…

      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      1 October 2019
      The Upper Limit of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      The Upper Limit of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      MDPI

      Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, commonly referred to as distributed generation (DG) solar systems, are deemed important contenders in future sustainable cities. Because deploying DG systems is associated with technical, financial, policy, and market implications that impact utilities, governments, and…

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      2019
      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      This paper focuses on the methodology for estimating total freight transport activity (FTA) for three countries  — China, India and Saudi Arabia  — with the objective of building on current state-of-the-art transportation modeling in three key areas: Studying the relationship…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      9 May 2019