Using a "Sustainable Solution Space" Approach to Develop a Vision of Sustainable Accessibility in a Low-Income Community in Phoenix, Arizona

Leonard Machler, Aaron Golub

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Abstract

The sustainability challenges posed by America's automobile-based transport system demand a transition toward more accessible urban areas. Accessibility planning at the neighborhood scale involves improving both non-automobile mobility and the range of services offered within a community. Reflecting the complex system dynamics influencing neighborhood travel behavior and the context of local access needs, we employ the Sustainability Solution Space (SSP) method to envision a sustainable state of transportation accessibility for the Sky Harbor neighborhood of central Phoenix, Arizona. This case study explores the suitability of the SSP methodology for sustainable visioning exercises, recommending its use for participatory transportation planning studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number605210
Pages (from-to)298-319
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • accessibility
  • collaborative research
  • sustainable transport planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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