Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota
Welcome and Opening Remarks;
Defining the Issues;
Policy Alternatives and Their Effectiveness;
Implications for Practice;
Frameworks - The Frameworks session provided an opportunity to compare and contrast different theoretical approaches to the study of accessibility. This discussion highlighted several challenges facing accessibility researchers and suggested possible applications of accessibility analysis to current debates on land use and transportation funding debates.;
Finance - The Finance session featured a discussion of several alternative approaches to financing transportation improvements, with a focus on increasing accessibility and equitably allocating the costs of transportation systems.;
Measurement - The Measurements session highlighted the diversity of quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques currently being applied to accessibility. Issues explored in this session included the influence of measurement technique on the picture of accessibility that emerges, and the policy implications of different measurement methodologies.;
Behavior - Human decision making and the psychology of personal preference were the subjects of the Behavior session. Researchers from the Twin Cities and Bangkok shared their understanding of how people value accessibility in different spatial and economic contexts.;
Models - In the final technical session, researchers and attendees examined the place of accessibility in developing transportation systems that meet human needs in the long term. Issues including natural resource use, environmental protection, and social justice were presented and discussed.;
Sustainability - In the final technical session, researchers and attendees examined the place of accessibility in developing transportation systems that meet human needs in the long term. Issues including natural resource use, environmental protection, and social justice were presented and discussed.
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Access to Destinations Conference (November 2004).
Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota.
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