Transport Infrastructure and Spatial Development in Switzerland Between 1950 and 2000

This paper focuses on the impact of transport infrastructure on the population change of municipalities and regions. Accessibility is both the primary service provided by transport infrastructure and the link between transport infrastructure and land use. It can measure the spatial impact of newly built transport infrastructure and show the attractiveness of a region's location. A suitable approach for measuring its spatial impacts is the quantitative method of growth modeling accounting for spatial correlation by using OLS models, OLS models corrected for spatial correlations and multilevel growth models. Multilevel growth models combine an individual level, which represents disaggregate behavior with a contextual macro level. Following questions are of special interest: Where did accessibility change occur, when and how did these changes take place and to what extent did accessibility change influence the spatial development? First results indicate that the influence of accessibility on spatial development differs considerably over time and space.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01044345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1492
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:06PM