Urban form and sustainability : the case study of Rome

Coppola, P.,Papa E., Angiello, G. and Carpentieri, G. (2014) Urban form and sustainability : the case study of Rome. PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 160. pp. 557-566. ISSN 1877-0428


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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.169


This paper investigates the relation between sustainability and urban form. To this aim a system of Land-Use and Transport Interactions (LUTI) models has been designed and applied to the metropolitan area of Rome, to understand the interdependence of key variables such as travel behavior, transport supply, property values, jobs and residential location. The models represent the behavior of both dwellers and transport users and how they react to changing conditions. A system of assessment indicators has been defined to systematically test and compare alternative scenarios of urban form and to evaluate to what extent different locations and density distributions of activities achieve sustainability in terms of transport performances, social and environmental impacts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban form; sustainability; accessibility
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 15:30
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 15:30
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/16359

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