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Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city

Kobe Boussauw (UGent), Tijs Neutens (UGent) and Frank Witlox (UGent)
(2012) REGIONAL STUDIES. 46(6). p.687-706
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In this paper, an assessment is made of the relationship between selected aspects of spatial proximity (density, diversity, minimum commuting distance, jobs-housing balance and job accessibility) and reported commuting distances in Flanders (Belgium). Results show that correlations may depend on the considered trip end. For example, a high residential density, a high degree of spatial diversity and a high level of job accessibility are all associated with a short commute by residents, while a high job density is associated with a long commute by employees. A jobs-housing balance close to one is associated with a short commute, both by residents and by employees. In general, it appears that the alleged sustainability benefits of the compact city model are still valid in a context of continuously expanding commuting trip lengths.
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Spatial proximity, Compact city, Commuting, Sustainable spatial development, Flanders, JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE, LAND-USE, URBAN, ACCESSIBILITY, NEIGHBORHOOD, TRANSPORT, DIVERSITY, BEHAVIOR, DENSITY, DESIGN

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Boussauw, Kobe, Tijs Neutens, and Frank Witlox. 2012. “Relationship Between Spatial Proximity and Travel-to-work Distance : the Effect of the Compact City.” Regional Studies 46 (6): 687–706.
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Boussauw, K., Neutens, T., & Witlox, F. (2012). Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city. REGIONAL STUDIES, 46(6), 687–706.
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Boussauw K, Neutens T, Witlox F. Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city. REGIONAL STUDIES. 2012;46(6):687–706.
MLA
Boussauw, Kobe, Tijs Neutens, and Frank Witlox. “Relationship Between Spatial Proximity and Travel-to-work Distance : the Effect of the Compact City.” REGIONAL STUDIES 46.6 (2012): 687–706. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this paper, an assessment is made of the relationship between selected aspects of spatial proximity (density, diversity, minimum commuting distance, jobs-housing balance and job accessibility) and reported commuting distances in Flanders (Belgium). Results show that correlations may depend on the considered trip end. For example, a high residential density, a high degree of spatial diversity and a high level of job accessibility are all associated with a short commute by residents, while a high job density is associated with a long commute by employees. A jobs-housing balance close to one is associated with a short commute, both by residents and by employees. In general, it appears that the alleged sustainability benefits of the compact city model are still valid in a context of continuously expanding commuting trip lengths.},
  author       = {Boussauw, Kobe and Neutens, Tijs and Witlox, Frank},
  issn         = {0034-3404},
  journal      = {REGIONAL STUDIES},
  keyword      = {Spatial proximity,Compact city,Commuting,Sustainable spatial development,Flanders,JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE,LAND-USE,URBAN,ACCESSIBILITY,NEIGHBORHOOD,TRANSPORT,DIVERSITY,BEHAVIOR,DENSITY,DESIGN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {687--706},
  title        = {Relationship between spatial proximity and travel-to-work distance : the effect of the compact city},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2010.522986},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2012},
}

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