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Supporting Resilient Urban Planning through Walkability Assessment

Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Viale Mattioli 39, 20125 Turin, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 8131; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198131
Received: 24 August 2020 / Revised: 19 September 2020 / Accepted: 26 September 2020 / Published: 2 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bridging the Gap: The Measure of Urban Resilience)
The urban planning and evaluation literature suggests that making a walkable city means creating a resilient and healthy city. In recent years, alternative mobility has been the subject of numerous studies, showing that the concept of urban walkability can be used as an additional support in planning resilient cities. Though researchers agree that walkability assessment has a positive impact on public space planning, it is still difficult to include the topic in planning strategies because of its novelty in the scientific debate. This paper will first review the literature on walkability assessment and then propose a multi-methodological assessment framework that fills the gaps in existing assessment methods. The multi-methodological assessment framework contributes to overcoming the idea that objective and subjective aspects are “not part of the same planning project.” Thanks to its combination of hard and soft methods, the assessment framework illustrated in this paper can consider physical and perceptual aspects simultaneously and represent them visually using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It can thus provide easily readable results that can be applied in establishing guidelines for planning resilient cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: walkability; walkability measure; urban resilience; quantitative; qualitative and mixed models and methods; urban planning; public space walkability; walkability measure; urban resilience; quantitative; qualitative and mixed models and methods; urban planning; public space
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Abastante, F.; Lami, I.M.; La Riccia, L.; Gaballo, M. Supporting Resilient Urban Planning through Walkability Assessment. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8131. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198131

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Abastante F, Lami IM, La Riccia L, Gaballo M. Supporting Resilient Urban Planning through Walkability Assessment. Sustainability. 2020; 12(19):8131. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198131

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Abastante, Francesca, Isabella M. Lami, Luigi La Riccia, and Marika Gaballo. 2020. "Supporting Resilient Urban Planning through Walkability Assessment" Sustainability 12, no. 19: 8131. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198131

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