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Home-to-work commuting, spatial structure and energy consumption: a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium

Sébastien Dujardin, Kobe Boussauw UGent, Florence Brévers, Jean-Marc Lambotte, Jacques Teller and Frank Witlox UGent (2011) Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. p.97-110
abstract
Considering the need to address the sustainability of transport in Belgium, this paper discusses the effects of the urban spatial structure on home-to-work travel energy consumption through a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders (Belgium). A commute-energy performance (CEP) index was calculated at the former municipality scale, evaluating variations of energy use between the two regions for the reference year 2001. Moreover, the evolution of the CEP index between 1991 and 2001 is also assessed. Results highlight an important dichotomy between the two regions: overall, the 2001 CEP index appears to be much better in Flanders than in Wallonia. A comparison of land use, spatial structure and socioeconomic factors allows explaining cross-regional and temporal variations. Finally, population change between 2001 and 2010 stresses current challenges underlying the evolution of the commute-energy performance between 1991 and 2001.
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author
organization
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
comparative analysis, energy consumption, Wallonia, Flanders, spatial planning, home-to-work commuting
in
Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day
editor
Eric Cornelis
pages
97 - 110
publisher
BIVEC-GIBET
conference name
5th Transport Research Day
conference location
Namur, Belgium
conference start
2011-05-25
conference end
2011-05-25
ISBN
9789490695750
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1243722
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1243722
date created
2011-05-26 10:02:54
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2011-06-17 10:47:46
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  abstract     = {Considering the need to address the sustainability of transport in Belgium, this paper discusses the effects of the urban spatial structure on home-to-work travel energy consumption through a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders (Belgium).
A commute-energy performance (CEP) index was calculated at the former municipality scale, evaluating variations of energy use between the two regions for the reference year 2001. Moreover, the evolution of the CEP index between 1991 and 2001 is also assessed. 
Results highlight an important dichotomy between the two regions: overall, the 2001 CEP index appears to be much better in Flanders than in Wallonia. A comparison of land use, spatial structure and socioeconomic factors allows explaining cross-regional and temporal variations. Finally, population change between 2001 and 2010 stresses current challenges underlying the evolution of the commute-energy performance between 1991 and 2001.},
  author       = {Dujardin, S{\'e}bastien and Boussauw, Kobe and Br{\'e}vers, Florence and Lambotte, Jean-Marc and Teller, Jacques and Witlox, Frank},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day},
  editor       = {Cornelis, Eric},
  isbn         = {9789490695750},
  keyword      = {comparative analysis,energy consumption,Wallonia,Flanders,spatial planning,home-to-work commuting},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Namur, Belgium},
  pages        = {97--110},
  publisher    = {BIVEC-GIBET},
  title        = {Home-to-work commuting, spatial structure and energy consumption: a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Dujardin, Sébastien, Kobe Boussauw, Florence Brévers, Jean-Marc Lambotte, Jacques Teller, and Frank Witlox. 2011. “Home-to-work Commuting, Spatial Structure and Energy Consumption: a Comparative Analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium.” In Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day, ed. Eric Cornelis, 97–110. BIVEC-GIBET.
APA
Dujardin, S., Boussauw, K., Brévers, F., Lambotte, J.-M., Teller, J., & Witlox, F. (2011). Home-to-work commuting, spatial structure and energy consumption: a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium. In Eric Cornelis (Ed.), Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day (pp. 97–110). Presented at the 5th Transport Research Day, BIVEC-GIBET.
Vancouver
1.
Dujardin S, Boussauw K, Brévers F, Lambotte J-M, Teller J, Witlox F. Home-to-work commuting, spatial structure and energy consumption: a comparative analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium. In: Cornelis E, editor. Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. BIVEC-GIBET; 2011. p. 97–110.
MLA
Dujardin, Sébastien, Kobe Boussauw, Florence Brévers, et al. “Home-to-work Commuting, Spatial Structure and Energy Consumption: a Comparative Analysis of Wallonia and Flanders, Belgium.” Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. Ed. Eric Cornelis. BIVEC-GIBET, 2011. 97–110. Print.