WIT Press

Sustainability And The City: An Evaluation Of Policy Scenarios Using An Integrated Land-use And Transport Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980561

Volume

36

Pages

15

Published

1998

Size

1,772 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

F.E. Brown, T. de la Barra, P.A. Rickaby, J.P. Steadman & J. Turner

Abstract

As part of an EPSRC-funded research programme on sustainable cities, an integrated building stock, transport and energy model has been built of the town of Swindon, Wiltshire. The model, an application of TRANUS, predicts the location of floorspace used by different activities and simulates the associated traffic flows. It also calculates the energy consumed by land-use and transport across the study area. It has been used to explore four different scenarios for the growth of Swindon up to the year 2016, which are intended to reflect the scope of the debate about sustainable cities. The model indicates that for towns of this size, land-use changes alone would not have

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