This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Transportation -- Planning, People with disabilities -- Transportation, Shrinking cities, Sustainability
For 15 years, scholars have claimed that accessibility-based transportation planning was at the brink of becoming a new paradigm, and yet this hope remains unrealized. Its implementation may lag due to vague definitions when compared to mobility, or because those who would benefit from accessibility-based planning lack political power to rally its support. Possibly, the lag in implementation reflects the missing linkages between theory and application for many contexts. This literature review synthesizes knowledge regarding the applications for accessibility-based transportation planning for shrinking cities along the themes of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. While residents in shrinking cities might especially benefit from such applications, context-specific challenges will require attention.
Ganning, Joanna. Accessibility-Based Transportation Planning: Literature and Applications for Shrinking Cities. NITC-SS-736. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2014. https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.32