I’m pleased to announce that a Chapter I have written in early 2018 on open source transport accessibility modelling, with the help of Simon Pinnegar, Simone Leao and Chris Pettit, has now been published in ‘Handbook of Planning Support Science’, edited by Stan Geertman, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and John Stillwell, University of Leeds, UK.
The following excerpt from the introductory chapter describes the Part in which our chapter fits – ‘PART V – SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR LAND-USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING’:
Part V contains chapters on one of the most prominent and long-standing application fields of planning support systems, that of land-use and transportation planning. Although this field of application will be familiar to most readers, as a means of introduction, we offer a citation which accurately expresses the core of the field:
Land-use planning is a hopelessly complex human endeavour. It involves actions taken by some to affect the use of land controlled by others, following decisions taken by third parties based on values not shared by all concerned, regarding issues no one fully comprehends, in an attempt to guide events and processes that very likely will not unfold in the time, place, and manner anticipated. (Couclelis 2005, p. 1355)
Chapter 28 completes the set of chapters in Part V and describes the construction of a PSS for scenario planning for accessibility modelling, based on open data and analytical tools. Their transport accessibility PSS (TAPSS) offers the possibility to perform rapid routeoption testing, which is illustrated with a case study in New South Wales, Australia. The authors conclude that such a PSS with interactive web-based models allows for rapid assessment of route-options although with less detail well before the use of more detailed mode-specific strategic traffic and transport models are brought into the process. They consider its usability an important added value and foresee future studies to observe and evaluate the use and form of TAPSS in specific contexts, where citizens and end-users as well as planners and policy-makers will play an important role.
The book details can be found here.
Lock, O., Pinnegar, S., Leao, S.Z. and Pettit, C., 2020. The making of a mega-region: evaluating and proposing long-term transport planning strategies with open-source data and transport accessibility tools. In Handbook of Planning Support Science. Edward Elgar Publishing.