Skip to main content

Characterising urban sprawl on a local scale with accessibility measures

Buy Article:

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Although measuring sprawl based on morphology is conceptually simple and easy to implement, it is of limited use for deriving implications for urban planning. However, measuring sprawl based on accessibility enables us to observe the impact of development and establish a customised place‐based policy by examining the spatial variation within the region. This study aims to develop and operationalise accessibility‐based sprawl indicators. For this purpose, it employs two accessibility‐based sprawl indicator categories and develops their measures: accessibilities to urban functions and open space. From the case study, the findings reveal that the accessibility‐based sprawl index shows a clear difference from the morphology‐based ones, suggesting that the judgement on sprawl may be wrong if it is purely based on morphology.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00468.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 151-746. 2: Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Pusan National University, Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea 627-706 3: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA 4: National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Publication date: September 1, 2012

bpl/geoj/2012/00000178/00000003/art00005
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more