Accessibility-Based Transportation Planning: Literature and Applications for Shrinking Cities

For 15 years, scholars have claimed that accessibility-based transportation planning was at the brink of becoming a new paradigm, and yet this hope remains unrealized. Its implementation may lag due to vague definitions when compared to mobility, or because those who would benefit from accessibility-based planning lack political power to rally its support. Possibly, the lag in implementation reflects the missing linkages between theory and application for many contexts. This literature review synthesizes knowledge regarding the applications for accessibility-based transportation planning for shrinking cities along the themes of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. While residents in shrinking cities might especially benefit from such applications, context-specific challenges will require attention.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, 375 South 1530 East
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities

    Portland State University
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ganning, Joanna
  • Publication Date: 2014-7


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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  • Accession Number: 01641177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITC-SS-736
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2017 4:25PM