Kevin J. Krizek, David M. Levinson

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This article focuses on the access objective of urban planning. It aims to articulate a clear role for measures of metropolitan accessibility, and to demonstrate the utility of these measures in informing and influencing policy. The article describes the use and measurement of accessibility for metropolitan areas, evaluates the current state of knowledge and literature, and identifies important issues about measurement. It suggests that problem definitions should be reformed to bring them in line with current transportation goals and argues that the concept of accessibility may offer a compelling, attractive, and alternative basis for policies related to the built environment when operationalized using cumulative-opportunities measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968763
ISBN (Print)9780195374995
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

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  • Access
  • Built environment
  • Cumulative opportunities
  • Metropolitan accessibility
  • Transportation goals
  • Urban planning


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