What about the people? Towards an understanding of perceived accessibilities - Part 1

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 4:00 PM / 5:15 PM
Room: Tower Court B, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Second Floor Level
Organizers: Anna-Lena Van Der Vlugt, Katrin Lättman
Chairs: Anna-Lena Van Der Vlugt


Quality of life in cities depends on how public space can be used by citizens. In order to counteract social exclusion through lack of accessibility and its subsequent consequences for health and wellbeing, it is important to recognize accessibility as a basic prerequisite for participation in society, and as the primary objective of sustainable transport planning. In recent years, there has been significant research into the multifaceted nature of accessibility. In addition to classical accessibility perspectives attention has been paid to the individual components of accessibility. However, there is a still a huge research gap in understanding the perceptions of accessibility. With this session, we intend to approach a holistic understanding of perceived accessibility and its consequences for everyday mobility.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Katrin Lättman*, , Perceived accessibility - living a satisfactory life with help of the transport system 15 4:00 PM
Presenter Felix Pot*, University of Groningen, Sierdjan Koster, University of Groningen, Taede Tillema, University of Groningen / KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis, Explaining perceptions of accessibility in Dutch rural areas 15 4:15 PM
Presenter Leonor Vanik*, UIC-Chicago, Researching the Social Production of Disability Space(s): A Modest Method Proposal 15 4:30 PM
Presenter Nour Gazarin*, UCL, Exploring the Relationship Between Transport Accessibility and Empowerment of Women Living in Cairo’s Informal Settlements 15 4:45 PM
Presenter Yunwoo Nam*, University Of Nebraska - Lincoln, Diagnosing active and healthy community - using physiological response to assess built environmental features 15 5:00 PM

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