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Land-use Changes And Sustainability In Traffic Congested Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030651

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

732.27 kb

Author(s)

S. Basbas, G. Mintsis, K. Oikonomou & C. Taxiltaris

Abstract

Land-use changes and sustainability in traffic congested urban areas S. asb bas', G. ~ i n t s i s ~ , K. 0ikonomou3 & C. ~axiltaris~ 'p2p4~ristotle University of iVzessaloniki, School of Technology Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering, Dept. of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering, Greece 3 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Technology Faculty of Architecture Abstract In the framework of this paper a case study is presented concerning a combined land-use transport plan in a traffic-congested urban area. The area under examination is found in the N.E. part of the municipality of Thessaloniki. In the existing situation it includes a variety of land uses and is surrounded by heavily dense residential areas. The authorities decided to redesign the existing land-use system so as to minimize traffic and associate environmental impacts and, at the same time, to improve the quality of the environment and the quality of life for residents, employees and visitors. The proposed land-u

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