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Accessibility and urban development: a grid-based comparative statistical analysis of Dutch cities

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  • Maria Teresa Borzacchiello
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Eric Koomen

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Accessibility has become a key issue in modern urban planning. This paper aims to identify the impact of differences in spatial accessibility on the development of the built environment in cities. Using a few simple accessibility indicators, it tries to map out in a quantitative way the detailed implications of accessibility conditions for built-up areas, on the basis of a rm25;mtimes25;m grid cell approach. The statistical tool used here is logistic regression, followed by a GIS representation of the empirical results for four Dutch cities: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Utrecht.

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Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

Volume (Year): 37 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 148-169

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  1. Borzacchiello, M.T. & Nijkamp, P. & Scholten, H.J., 2008. "A logistic regression model for explaining urban development on the basis of accessibility: a case study of Naples," Serie Research Memoranda 0020, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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