Designing Accessibility Instruments: Lessons on Their Usability for Integrated Land Use and Transport Planning Practices

Cecília Silva (Editor), Luca Bertolini (Editor), Nuno Pinto (Editor)

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The integration of land use and transport planning is key to making cities sustainable and liveable. Accessibility can provide an effective framework for this integration. However, today there is a significant gap between the advances in scientific knowledge on accessibility and its effective application in planning practice. In order to close this gap, Designing Accessibility Instruments introduces a novel methodology for the joint assessment and development of accessibility instruments by researchers and practitioners. The book: provides a theoretical and professional analysis of the main concepts behind the definition, use and measurement of accessibility; undertakes a comprehensive inventory and critical analysis of accessibility instruments, focusing on the bottlenecks in their transposition to planning practice; introduces and applies a novel methodology for the assessment and improvement of the practical use and usefulness of accessibility instruments; presents six in-depth illustrative case study applications of the methodology, representing a range of cities with different geographical and institutional settings, and different levels of urban and transport planning integration. The book is supported by a companion website–www. accessibilityplanning. eu–which extrapolates its content to a broader scope and keeps it updated and valid with new iterations of the methodology and further advances on the initial and new case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages236
ISBN (Electronic)9781315463612
ISBN (Print)9781138206953, 9781138206939
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019


  • Accessibility
  • Urban planning
  • Transport
  • Mobility


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