Commuting Research: A Review of Recent Achievements and Challenges for future research

Authors: Firoozeh Karimi*, , Selima Sultana, Professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Topics: Transportation Geography, Land Use, Urban Geography
Keywords: commuting, transportation, modeling, sustainability, land-use, health and productivity
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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For most people, living and working are two spatially separated activities that cause commuting to be unavoidable. Urban growth and transportation development impose longer commuting time and distances. As a consequence, the most effect of commuting is on transportation systems and land uses, and ultimately it poses its consequences to society. Research on urban commuting is one of the most promising approaches to mitigate these land use and transportation problems. The effort of this paper is to review the researches that have been conducted on commuting since 2004, as there is no review on commuting studies since that time. The broad areas of commuting research including commuting research methods, sustainability, land use, and health and productivity are discussed. These major themes are examined to suggest possibilities for future research.

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