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dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.authorDodson, Jagoen_US
dc.description.abstractWhat are the transport effects of government office decentralization policies in cities with strong mono-centric structures? Decentralization may be defined as the process by which city-regions increase the proportion of jobs that are located outside of their central business district (CBD) and its immediate frame. There is a resurgence of state-led decentralization activity in Australia, with governments promising to move 20% of all city center public servants out to middle- and outer-suburban locations in two of the largest cities, Perth and Brisbane, within a decade. Yet the transport impacts of these policies have not been assessed or meaningfully considered by government. Two key research activities are reported on to address this research gap. An extensive review of previous modeling and travel behavior studies on mono- vs. poly-centric urban structures and of workplace relocation programs is summarized. This highlights mixed results for the transport sector, and identifies possible research paths to identify impacts for cities where decentralization is proposed. This leads to a large modeling effort using the multi-modal Brisbane Strategic Transport Model, examining the likely impacts under specific decentralization scenarios for Greater Brisbane. Results are provided in terms of modal shares, vehicle kilometers travelled, travel time, levels of service on key links and transit patronage. The type of decentralization policy selected has effects on reverse commuting and transit use. The results suggest only those policies directing employment to key rail and busway nodes will mitigate potentially adverse impacts.en_US
dc.publisherTransportation Research Boarden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTransportation Research Recorden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban Analysis and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransport Planningen_US
dc.titleWhat Happens When Government Workers Move to the Suburbs? Impact on Transport of Planned Decentralization of Employment in Brisbane, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the authors for more information.en_US
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