Sustainable Australia : containing travel in master planned estates

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Dodson, Jago, Gleeson, Brendan J., & Sipe, Neil G. (2005) Sustainable Australia : containing travel in master planned estates. In Troy, P. (Ed.) 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, 30 November - 2 December 2005, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland.

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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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ID Code: 26219
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference proceeding can be freely accessed online via the conference organiser’s web page (see Official URL).
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Keywords: urban form, urban structure, trip generration, travel self-containment, master planned estates, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Urban Research Program, Griffith University
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Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 02:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:29

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