Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America
Fifteen papers, some originating from the Fifty-Seventh Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International held in Denver, explore the advancement of approaches in accessibility research and modeling and consider best practices in accessibility planning and evaluation, in order to better support integrated transport and land-use policy making in Europe and the United States. Papers discuss accessibility, connectivity, and resilience in complex networks; information and communication technology and accessibility--research synthesis and future perspectives; assessment of infrastructure investments using agent-based accessibility; the connections among accessibility, self-selection, and walking behavior--a case study of Northern California residents; perceptions of accessibility to neighborhood retail and other public services; accessibility to public service delivery--a combination of different indicators; accessibility benefits of integrated land use and public transport policy plans in the Netherlands; the impact of accessibility on house prices--an application to large urban planning and infrastructure projects in the Netherlands; a bridge over troubled waters--valuing accessibility effects of a new bridge; a justice-theoretic exploration of accessibility measures; who benefits from new transportation infrastructure?--using accessibility measures to evaluate social equity in public transport provision; a critical assessment of accessibility planning for social inclusion; integrating transport in the United Kingdom through accessibility planning; accessibility--a key indicator to assess the past and future of urban mobility; and European transport policy--methodology to assess accessibility impacts. Geurs is Associate Professor in the Centre for Transport Studies, Faculty of Engineering Technology, at the University of Twente. Krizek is at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Director of the Active Communities/Transportation Research Group, Boulder. Reggiani is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna. Index.