The Machine for Access

As a house is a machine for living, cities are the machine for accessibility. This chapter introduces the book "Access to Destinations" and outlines the editors reasons for presenting a series of papers centered around the concept of access. It is observed that, if the city is the machine for access, then policies need to be evaluated against that metric--policies that are based on empirically grounded research. These papers will not only serve to broaden the understanding of the meaning of accessibility, but raise questions that provide a research agenda for years to come on understanding the relationship between infrastructure, location, behavior, and accessibility.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Access to Destinations

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  • Accession Number: 01024612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080446783
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2006 1:00PM