CONCEPT OF ACCESSIBILITY: A SEARCH FOR AN OPERATIONAL FORM

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONCEPT OF ACCESSIBILITY IN THE LITERATURE OF URBAN STUDIES REQUIRES THAT A METHOD BE FOUND OF DESCRIBING QUANTITATIVELY THE ACCESSIBILITY AT A POINT. A SET OF DEFINITIONS RELATED TO THE CONCEPT OF ACCESSIBILITY ARE DISCUSSED. A DISTINCTION IS MADE BETWEEN THE RELATIVE ACCESSIBILITY BETWEEN TWO POINTS AND THE INTEGRAL, OR TOTAL, ACCESSIBILITY AT A POINT. VARIOUS OPERATIONAL FORMS OF THESE DEFINITIONS ARE ILLUSTRATED WITH REFERENCE TO THE HAMILTON, ONTARIO, URBAN AREA. THE DERIVATION OF THE VARIOUS MEASURES THAT ARE DEVELOPED IS DISCUSSED. A MEASURE BASED ON THE NORMAL, OR GAUSSIAN CURVE IS RECOMMENDED AS THE MOST SUITABLE FORM FOR DETERMINING THE INTEGRAL ACCESSIBILITY AT A GIVEN POINT. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 5, No 2, PP 101-107
  • Authors:
    • Ingram, D R
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Accession Number: 00241565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 1971 12:00AM