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dc.contributor.convenorProf. Brendan Gleesonen_AU
dc.contributor.authorDodson, Jagoen_US
dc.contributor.authorGleeson, Brendanen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Ricken_US
dc.contributor.authorSipe, Neilen_US
dc.contributor.editorProf. Patrick Troyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:52:10Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:52:10Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-19T05:23:13Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/soac2005/en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/11500
dc.description.abstractUrban mobility is a key determinant of household social status. The capacity to traverse urban space to undertake employment and to obtain the various goods and services that contribute to social wellbeing is dependent upon the transport options available to households. Contemporary planning for urban mobility is overwhelmingly focused on catering for travel by private automobile. Households that lack the financial or personal capacities to travel by car are potentially at a disadvantage in their ability to achieve social wellbeing. This paper examines the links between household social status and transport disadvantage through a review of concepts for the analysis of transport disadvantage in urban research and policy making. The paper argues that new approaches to understanding transport disadvantage are necessary if we are to begin to address the adverse consequences of constrained or restricted urban mobility. The paper argues that GIS-based analyses offer substantial scope for better understanding urban transport disadvantage. The paper presents findings from a case study of the Gold Coast City that tested GIS techniques for investigating how uneven social geographies and infrastructure provision differentially affect various social groups. The study found that within the Gold Coast many social groups that are potentially vulnerable to transport disadvantage, such as the unemployed and the elderly fared relatively better than the overall population in terms of spatial and temporal access to public transport. By comparison young people on average suffered greater transport disadvantage that the overall population. The study concludes by arguing for greater attention to issues of transport disadvantage and to the development of more sophisticated and empirically richer techniques for the analysis of transport disadvantage.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUrban Research Programen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/soac2005/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameState of Australian Cities National Conference 05en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleRefereed Proceedings of the 2nd Bi-Annual National Conference on the State of Australian Citiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2005-11-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2005-12-02en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGriffith University, Brisbaneen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310103en_US
dc.titleTransport Disadvantage in the Australian Metropolis: Towards new concepts and methodsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 Griffith University : This publication is available online - use hypertext links.en_AU
gro.date.issued2006
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