Special Issue "Accessibility and Transportation Equity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: transportation studies (travel behavior, commuting, spatial mismatch, and low-wage workers), medical and health geography (pregnancy outcomes and environmental exposure), urban and economic geography (job area identification)
Interests: understanding the dynamics of commuting or the journey-to-work process of individuals and households in their changing urban environments, understanding accessibility and spatial equity issues in transportation within different race/ethnic groups in different urban settings and in national parks
Interests: high-speed rail, accessibility, urban economic development, transportation equity, digital equity in transportation
Interests: GIS science and its applications in urban studies including transportation, human mobility and accessibility, public health, crime, and human environment interactions
Interests: research in stroke and mobile stroke unit vs. standard care, GIS application to the investigation of place-bound characteristics affecting outcomes of care
A new Special Issue about "Accessibility and Transportation Equity" for Sustainability is being planned to be launched (ISSN 2071-1050, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability) within Section "Sustainable Transportation". Contemporary research investigates accessibility in urban and rural space from multiple perspectives. Place accessibility is measured in order to identify high- and low access areas (e.g., underserved areas in terms of healthy foods such as food deserts, healthcare services, jobs, etc.) using different methods that substantially improved spatial and temporal accuracy. Novell approaches are used to collect spatiotemporal big data (mobile phone tracking data). Researchers identify accessibility constraints and study how various urban form elements including location and design, and policy initiatives, can help achieve and/or improve accessibility. In turn, accessibility literature reports that improved accessibility creates high firm concentrations through agglomeration effects. Researchers explore issues of equity in accessibility among various population groups. Economy re-structuring including the reorganization of health services within the context of population ageing directly affects specific client categories such as the elderly population, necessitating an understanding of the effective location of stationary and mobile health centers to optimize the spatial configuration of facilities and maintain equality, as well as the impact of various policies on disadvantaged populations’ accessibility and mobility. Yet another equity issue is equality in emergency service accessibility during extreme weather events, with disruptions in access to medical, fire, and rescue services likely to increase given climate change and continuing urbanization.
We hope to raise public awareness about accessibility-related issues with this Special Issue. We invite researchers to share new work on various aspects of accessibility. The aim of this Special Issue is to publish the latest research on accessibility, including but not limited to the following:
- Accessibility and commuting patterns;
- Food accessibility and food shopping behaviors/the accessibility of urban agriculture;
- Job accessibility and commuting distance
- Spatial mismatch and job accessibility of low-wage workers
- The accessibility and spatial distribution of economic activity/firm location;
- Healthcare services accessibility
- Healthcare accessibility and health seeking behavior
- Accessibility to treatment programs and drug use disorder treatment outcomes;
- Green space/park accessibility and gentrification;
- Accessibility constraints (e.g., urban spatial structure, travel mode, and space-time constraints);
- Accessibility to work and non-work activities by various modes;
- Mobility and accessibility
- Accessibility and alternative transportation (high-speed rail, low-carbon transportation)
- Public transit accessibility and innovative practices (e.g., a demand for car-sharing services such as Uber)
- Urbanization, globalization, and accessibility (air transportation/airline industries, air passenger flow)
- Human mobility and individual accessibility;
- Accessibility and environmental and social sustainability.
If you are interested in submitting a paper for this Special Issue, please send your abstract to any one of the editors by February 1, 2019. The deadline for manuscript submissions is August 31, 2019. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Dr. Angela Antipova
Dr. Selima Sultana
Dr. Hyojin Kim
Dr. Yujie Hu
Dr. James P. Rhudy, Jr.
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- Healthcare services
- Accessibility to work and non-work activities
- Environmental and social sustainability
- Alternative transportation
- Accessibility constraints
- Health-seeking behavior
- Mobility and accessibility