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Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban form

Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban form

Rode, Phillip, Floater, Graham, Thomopoulos, Nikolas, Docherty, James, Schwinger, Peter, Mahendra, Anjali and Fang, Wanli (2014) Accessibility in cities: Transport and urban form. Project Report. LSE Cities - Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, London, UK.

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This paper focusses on one central aspect of urban development: transport and urban form and how the two shape the provision of access to people, goods and services, and information in cities. The more efficient this access, the greater the economic benefits through economies of scale, agglomeration effects and networking advantages. This paper discusses how different urban accessibility pathways impact directly on other measures of human development and environmental sustainability. It also presents the enabling conditions for increasing accessibility and low-carbon mobility in cities. This paper is one of three papers by LSE Cities that form part of the cities research programme of the New Climate Economy (NCE) project for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The two other contributing papers cover ‘Cities and the New Climate Economy: the Transformative Role of Global Urban Growth’ (NCE Paper 01) and ‘Steering Urban Growth: Governance, Policy and Finance’ (NCE Paper 02).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: NCE Cities Paper 03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility; Urban transport; New climate economy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 15:42

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