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Title: Sustainable urban form, accessibility and travel : the relationship between polycentric urban development and commuting in Lisbon
Author: Vale, David de Sousa
ISNI:       0000 0001 3420 8000
Awarding Body: Newcastle University
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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Cities around the world are implementing sustainable urban form policies in order to alter mobility patterns and consequently to reduce the energy consumption levels. Nevertheless, sustainable urban form policies, normally designated as 'compact city' policies, are contested on three different fronts: the veracity in achieving the desired mobility objectives, the feasibility of their implementation, and the acceptability to individuals and companies in complying with their location imperatives. In this thesis, we reframe compact city policies as 'multimodal accessible city' policies, emphasising accessibility as an important additional explanatory variable of travel behaviour, specifically the relative accessibility of a place when comparing car and non-car access to regional and local opportunities, which can be measured through the concept of 'global accessibility disparity'.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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