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

Kobe Boussauw UGent (2011)
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.
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author
promoter
UGent
organization
alternative title
Aspecten van ruimtelijke nabijheid en duurzaam verplaatsingsgedrag in Vlaanderen : een kwantitatieve benadering
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
sustainable spatial development, travel behaviour, commuting, excess commuting, spatial proximity, urban sprawl, accessibility, compact city, Flanders
pages
285 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Het Pand (zaal Refter)
defense date
2011-03-04 16:00
ISBN
9789490695538
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation in part contains copyrighted materials
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1182458
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1182458
date created
2011-03-05 12:19:01
date last changed
2011-03-11 08:54:25
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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},
}

Chicago
Boussauw, Kobe. 2011. “Aspects of Spatial Proximity and Sustainable Travel Behaviour in Flanders: a Quantitative Approach”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences.
APA
Boussauw, K. (2011). Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach. Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Boussauw K. Aspects of spatial proximity and sustainable travel behaviour in Flanders: a quantitative approach. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Sciences; 2011.
MLA
Boussauw, Kobe. “Aspects of Spatial Proximity and Sustainable Travel Behaviour in Flanders: a Quantitative Approach.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.