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Accessibility measurement techniques in urban studies: a comprehensive review

By: Elahe Anjomshoaa, Hasanuddin Bin Lamit, Arezou Shafaghat, Tareef Hayat Khan, Sharifah Salwa Bt Syed Mahdzar

Key Words: Accessibility measurement, Urban studies, Transport, Review

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(6), 92-106, June 2017.


The concept of accessibility has been used in a number of scientific fields during the last few decades such as transport planning, urban planning and geography, and plays an important role in policy making. It expresses what possibly the major function of cities is; i.e. providing opportunities for easy interaction or exchange. In this study we attempted to present a comprehensive review on different techniques provided by different experts for measurement of accessibility in literature. First we summarized different accessibility measurement perspectives and components, and then we reviewed the different accessibility measures. A look at the literature revealed a wealth of information regarding the theory and specific construction of accessibility measures, which can help policy makers gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method when they are used for urban planning and management.

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Accessibility measurement techniques in urban studies: a comprehensive review

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Elahe Anjomshoaa, Hasanuddin Bin Lamit, Arezou Shafaghat, Tareef Hayat Khan, Sharifah Salwa Bt Syed Mahdzar. 2017. Accessibility measurement techniques in urban studies: a comprehensive review. J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(6), 92-106.
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