- An evaluationmethod based on consumer behaviour concerning commuting distance and job competition   click here to open paper content30 kb
by    Kribbe, Willeke & null, null & null, null | w.kribbe@ct.tudelft.nl   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
What is your contribution / case study about?
The contribution is about a new method for the evaluation of structures consisting of living areas, working areas and the connections in between them. It can be applied in urban areas with multiple (de) central employment centers. The method is intended to answer questions as:
- Can smart planning of employment centers reduce the average commuting distance?
- How is the commuting distance influenced by the creation of new living areas?
What makes it interesting for participants?
Many of the current evaluation methods described in literature for analysing the interference of people and jobs both empirically and theoretically are directed towards the explanation of the data results that have been found in practice. Due to the time lag of the availability of the information, the results can be used only by the planning of future projects, several years later. This new method can (provided validity in sub areas can be proven), without a lot of costs, be used in the process of planning the current project at a relatively high conceptual level. The method is universal and basically suitable for every situation in which there is a situation of land-use determined or influenced by the government or local authorities.
The existing empirical literature is dominated by American or Japanese data. The parameters in my model are limited but adaptable by regio. Estimation does not require a lot of data. This makes in future comparison relatively easy.
Could you please sketch how you would like to present the content of your contribution?
If I do have a choice I would like to present the issue by showing a PC-demo based on fictitious data. If you like data may be supplied by a third party as well (provided they can be delivered in a suitable format). However the more conventional forms for presenting a paper would be suitable too. To prevent misunderstandings it may be clear that considering the limited capacity to build the tool (see below), it may not be compared with a fully operational user-friendly information system for the regional planner. However it is a working prototype that in due time will be capable of using data such as will be registered in the IMRO-model.
How are you involved in it personally?
As it is I am responsible for the conceptual and technical development as well as the implementation itself and the data gathering. In case of sufficient institutional interest and financial support I would like to change my personal involvement towards the direction of project management of a larger, preferably international project.
Which one of the four sections would you propose for it
Assuming that report1.pdf is representative for the contributions in session 2, I think my contribution is less philosophical and more limited to a very small number of variables. However networks and nodes do play an important part in it. Just considering the titles the sessions 1 and 3 do not seem suitable. Therefore I think it is going to be a paper presentation in the open platform of the market place session.
The contribution describes a fictitious case study to the effects that are possible and likely at the introduction of a new type of network on the use of the existing networks at a global level for the specific purpose of commuting. It is based on a rather simplistic but effective representation of consumer behavior with respect to commuting.
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