Accessibility instruments for planning practice: bridging the gap between academic research and decision-making.

Arce Ruiz, Rosa María and Carrasquel Quintero, Mariemil and Salas Olmedo, María Henar and Ortega Pérez, Emilio (2014). Accessibility instruments for planning practice: bridging the gap between academic research and decision-making.. In: "XVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014)", 11/06/2014-13/06/2014, Santander, España. ISBN 978-84-617-0085-1. pp. 1-16.

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Title: Accessibility instruments for planning practice: bridging the gap between academic research and decision-making.
Author/s:
  • Arce Ruiz, Rosa María
  • Carrasquel Quintero, Mariemil
  • Salas Olmedo, María Henar
  • Ortega Pérez, Emilio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014)
Event Dates: 11/06/2014-13/06/2014
Event Location: Santander, España
Title of Book: Actas del XVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística : celebrado del 11 al 13 de junio de 2014, en Santander
Date: June 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0085-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the core objectives of urban planning practice is to provide spatial equity in terms of opportunities and use of public space and facilities. Accessibility is the element that serves this purpose as a concept linking the reciprocal relationship between transport and land use, thus shaping individual potential mobility to reach the desired destinations. Accessibility concepts are increasingly acknowledged as fundamental to understand the functioning of cities and urban regions. Indeed, by introducing them in planning practice, better solutions can be achieved in terms of spatial equity. The COST Action TU1002 "Accessibility instruments for planning practice" was specifically designed to address the gap between scientific research in measuring and modelling accessibility, and the current use of indicators of accessibility in urban planning practice. This paper shows the full process of introducing an easily understandable measure of accessibility to planning practitioners in Madrid, which is one of the case studies of the above-mentioned COST action. Changes in accessibility after the opening of a new metro line using contour measures were analyzed and then presented to a selection of urban planners and practitioners in Madrid as part of a workshop to evaluate the usefulness of this tool for planning practice. Isochrone maps were confirmed as an effective tool, as their utility can be supplemented by other indicators, and being GIS-based, it can be easily computed (when compared with transport models) and integrated with other datasets.

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Item ID: 36987
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36987/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36987
Official URL: http://www.panam2014.unican.es/index.php?lang=es
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Jul 2015 12:19
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 09:45
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