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Accessibility in cities: transport and urban form

LSE Cities (2014) Accessibility in cities: transport and urban form. New Climate Economy Cities (03). LSE Cities, London, UK.

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This paper focusses on one central aspect of urban development: transport and urban form and how the two shape the provision of access to people, goods and services, and information in cities. The more efficient this access, the greater the economic benefits through economies of scale, agglomeration effects and networking advantages. This paper discusses how different urban accessibility pathways impact directly on other measures of human development and environmental sustainability. It also presents the enabling conditions for increasing accessibility and low-carbon mobility in cities. This paper is one of three papers by LSE Cities that form part of the cities research programme of the New Climate Economy (NCE) project for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. The two other contributing papers cover ‘Cities and the New Climate Economy: the Transformative Role of Global Urban Growth’ (NCE Paper 01) and ‘Steering Urban Growth: Governance, Policy and Finance’ (NCE Paper 02).

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2014 LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 13:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:24
Projects: New Climate Economy: the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

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