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Walkability Explorer: an evaluation and design support tool for walkability

Blecic, Ivan and Cecchini, Arnaldo and Congiu, Tanja and Fancello, Giovanna and Trunfio, Giuseppe Andrea (2014) Walkability Explorer: an evaluation and design support tool for walkability. TeMA, Vol. 2014 (Special issue), p. 65-76. ISSN 1970-9889. eISSN 1970-9870. Article.

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DOI: 10.6092/1970-9870%2F2535

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Walkability Explorer is a software tool for the evaluation of urban walkability which, we argue, is an important aspect of the quality of life in cities. Many conventional approaches to the assessment of quality of life measure the distribution, density and distances of different opportunities in space. But distance is not all there is. To reason in terms of urban capabilities of people we should also take into account the quality of pedestrian accessibility and of urban opportunities offered by the city. The software tool we present in this paper is an user-friendly implementation of such an evaluation approach to walkability. It includes several GIS and analysis features, and is interoperable with other standard GIS and data-analysis tools.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9907
Uncontrolled Keywords:Walkability, evaluation, decision support, GIS, ELECTRE TRI
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/05 Trasporti
Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/22 Estimo
Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-INF/05 Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni
Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Architettura e pianificazione urbanistica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Architettura, Design e Urbanistica
Publisher:Università degli studi di Napoli
Additional Information:Presented at the "8th International Conference INPUT 2014 -Smart City: planning for energy, transportation and sustainability of the urban system", Naples, 4-6 June 2014.
Deposited On:24 Jun 2014 10:20

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