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The integrated land use and transportation indexing model : assessing the sustainability of the Gold Coast, Australia

Dur , Fatih (2012) The integrated land use and transportation indexing model : assessing the sustainability of the Gold Coast, Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Urban sustainability and sustainable urban development concepts have been identified as the ultimate goal of many contemporary planning endeavours and have become central concepts on which the urban development policies are formulated. In the confinement of these concepts, land use and transport integration has been highlighted as one of the most important policy objectives considering the interrelationship between them and available intervention means of planning. While its interpretation varies, in Australia, it has been embraced as integration of land use and transport planning/policies and been an integral part of regional and local plans. Accordingly, a number of principles have been defined to guide its implementation, to name a few, planning for compact and connected urban development, encouraging active transport modes, creation of mixed-use activity centres and public transport precincts, provision of high quality public transport services, and enhancing character and amenity of urban areas. However, there is lack of an evaluation framework to measure the extent of achievement of implementation of these principles. In pursuit of filling this gap, this study aims to devise an evaluation framework to measure the performance of urban settings according to the integration principles in South East Queensland, Australia context and to demarcate problematic areas which can be intervened by planning tools...

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ID Code: 54190
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Yigitcanlar, Tan& Bunker, Jonathan
Keywords: Composite indicator, Indicator system, Indicator-based sustainability assessment , Land use and transport integration, Spatial indexing, Sustainability indicators, Urban sustainability
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Fatih Dur
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 09:44

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