Effects of Transit Accessibility – Empirical studies on equal opportunities in local and regional development

Effects of Transit Accessibility – Empirical studies on equal opportunities in local and regional development

Urbanization poses great demands on the spatial development of societies. Not only cities are faced with the challenge – also rural areas are affected by urbanization. In order for local and regional economies to develop, interaction and integration between people and firms is fundamental. Public transport can be a key element in enhancing a sustainable development at local and regional development, in which different groups of society are included. This project addresses specifically distributional aspects, both in terms of horizontal (geographical) and vertical (e.g. income or education) dimensions.. The research questions will primarily be targeted through quantitative spatial methods, and theoretically build on economic and geographic theories. Through the use of very detailed register data it is possible to identify effects on e.g. commuting and migration patterns, which are often difficult to study. The study will contribute to ex post evaluations of infrastructure investments. Results will be presented in four scientific articles and one K2 publication.

Project Manager: Helena Bohman, K2 and Malmö University, helena.bohman@mau.se
Parties: Malmö University, Lunds University
Financier: K2
Budget: 4 398 654 SEK
Period: 2018-2019

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