Sustainable Australia: Containing Travel in Master Planned Estates

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Title Sustainable Australia: Containing Travel in Master Planned Estates
Author Yigitcanlar, Tan; Dodson, Jago Robert; Gleeson, Brendan James; Sipe, Neil Gavin
Publication Title Refereed Proceedings of the 2nd Bi-Annual National Conference on the State of Australian Cities
Editor Patrick Troy
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Urban Research Program
Abstract Low density suburban development and excessive use of automobiles are associated with serious urban and environmental problems. These problems include traffic congestion, longer commuting times, high automobile dependency, air and water pollution, and increased depletion of natural resources. Master planned development suggests itself as a possible palliative for the ills of low density and high travel. The following study examines the patterns and dynamics of movement in a selection of master planned estates in Australia. The study develops new approaches for assessing the containment of travel within planned development. Its key aim is to clarify and map the relationships between trip generation and urban form and structure. The initial conceptual framework of the paper is developed in a review of literature related to urban form and travel behaviour. These concepts are tested empirically in a pilot study of suburban travel activity in master planned estates. A geographical information systems methodology is used to determine regional journey-to-work patterns and travel containment rates. Factors that influence selfcontainment patterns are estimated with a regression model. This research is a useful preliminary examination of travel self-containment in Australian master planned estates.
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Conference name 2nd Bi-Annual National Conference on the State of Australian Cities
Location Griffith University, Brisbane
Date From 2005-03-30
Date To 2005-12-02
Date Accessioned 2006-08-04
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 Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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