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Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach

Kobe Boussauw (UGent)
(2011)
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This dissertation aims to contribute to the insight in the reciprocal relationship between person mobility and spatial development, taking into account the societal context of climate targets and imminent peak oil. This is done through the development of a number of quantitative research methods, which are embedded in a literature review and is applied to the case study of Flanders (Belgium). The research focuses on exploring the sustainability of spatial structure with respect to travel behaviour, with particular attention to the daily distances travelled. Sustainability is defined in terms of resilience, not only for growing mobility but also for a possible declining future mobility, a scenario that is suggested by peak oil theory or may be the consequence of a stringent climate policy. Moreover, spatial structure plays a role in the potential steering of travel behaviour in a more sustainable direction. From this point of view, the dissertation assesses to what extent mutual spatial proximity between potential destinations is determining the daily distances covered in Flanders, and how spatial development can play a role in pursuing a high degree of accessibility based on a minimum amount of traffic.
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sustainable spatial development, travel behaviour, commuting, excess commuting, spatial proximity, urban sprawl, accessibility, compact city, Flanders

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Boussauw, Kobe. 2011. “Aspects of Spatial Proximity and Sustainable Travel Behaviour in Flanders: a Quantitative Approach”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
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Boussauw, K. (2011). Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
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Boussauw K. Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences; 2011.
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Boussauw, Kobe. “Aspects of Spatial Proximity and Sustainable Travel Behaviour in Flanders: a Quantitative Approach.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {This dissertation aims to contribute to the insight in the reciprocal relationship between person mobility and spatial development, taking into account the societal context of climate targets and imminent peak oil. This is done through the development of a number of quantitative research methods, which are embedded in a literature review and is applied to the case study of Flanders (Belgium).
The research focuses on exploring the sustainability of spatial structure with respect to travel behaviour, with particular attention to the daily distances travelled. Sustainability is defined in terms of resilience, not only for growing mobility but also for a possible declining future mobility, a scenario that is suggested by peak oil theory or may be the consequence of a stringent climate policy. Moreover, spatial structure plays a role in the potential steering of travel behaviour in a more sustainable direction.
From this point of view, the dissertation assesses to what extent mutual spatial proximity between potential destinations is determining the daily distances covered in Flanders, and how spatial development can play a role in pursuing a high degree of accessibility based on a minimum amount of traffic.},
  author       = {Boussauw, Kobe},
  isbn         = {9789490695538},
  keyword      = {sustainable spatial development,travel behaviour,commuting,excess commuting,spatial proximity,urban sprawl,accessibility,compact city,Flanders},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {285},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach},
  year         = {2011},
}