Investigating the Social Dimensions of Transport Disadvantage - I. Towards New Concepts and Methods

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Title Investigating the Social Dimensions of Transport Disadvantage - I. Towards New Concepts and Methods
Author Dodson, Jago Robert; Buchanan, Nick; Gleeson, Brendan James; Sipe, Neil Gavin
Journal Name Urban Policy and Research
Year Published 2006
Place of publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article is the first of two papers that engage critically and productively with the relationship between the socio-economic transformations of cities, the differentiation of vulnerable groups within urban space and the distribution of transport services. This article undertakes a comprehensive review of the major conceptual and methodological approaches by which scholars and policy researchers have sought to address the connection between social disadvantage and access to transport. The article critically assesses the relative merits of various spatial analytical methodologies in illuminating social-transport links. The study finds that there is a need for greater sophistication in the use of analytical methods in transport research as well as an imperative for greater sensitivity to social differentiation within urban areas and relative to infrastructure and services. The article concludes by developing a method for combining spatial social and transport service data that is then deployed in the empirical case study reported in the second paper.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Volume 24
Issue Number 4
Page from 433
Page to 453
ISSN 0811-1146
Date Accessioned 2007-03-08
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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