Impacts on the Social Cohesion of Mainland Spain’s Future Motorway and High-Speed Rail Networks
AbstractA great expansion of the road and rail network is contemplated in the Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Plan (PITVI in Spanish), in order to achieve greater social cohesion in 2024 in Spain. For this reason, the aim of this study is to classify and to identify those municipalities that are going to improve or worsen their social cohesion. To achieve this goal, the municipalities were classified according to the degree of socioeconomic development, and their accessibility levels were determined before and after the construction of these infrastructures. Firstly, the socioeconomic classification demonstrates that there is predominance in the northern half of the peninsula in the most developed municipalities. Secondly, the accessibility levels show that the same center-peripheral models are going to be kept in the future. Finally, poorly-defined territorial patterns are obtained with respect to the positive or negative effects of new infrastructures on social cohesion. Therefore, it is possible to state that the construction plan is going to partially fulfill its aim, since a quarter of the population is going to be affected by a negative impact on socioeconomic development. As a consequence, people who live here are going to have major problems in achieving social cohesion. View Full-Text
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Naranjo Gómez, J.M. Impacts on the Social Cohesion of Mainland Spain’s Future Motorway and High-Speed Rail Networks. Sustainability 2016, 8, 624.
Naranjo Gómez JM. Impacts on the Social Cohesion of Mainland Spain’s Future Motorway and High-Speed Rail Networks. Sustainability. 2016; 8(7):624.Chicago/Turabian Style
Naranjo Gómez, José M. 2016. "Impacts on the Social Cohesion of Mainland Spain’s Future Motorway and High-Speed Rail Networks." Sustainability 8, no. 7: 624.
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