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Title: LF441 - Potential accessibility (LUISA Platform REF2014)


Potential accessibility indicator measures the potential amount of interactions one may have at different points in space. Crucial are the amount of potential interaction destinations, which in the presented indicator is observed as number of people in destination zones, and the degree of geographic separation, which in the presented indicator is observed by travel times. The level of detail of this indicator is per NUTS0 and NUTS2.

Additional related publications:

  1. Hansen, WG. (1959). "How accessibility shapes land use". Journal of the American Institute of Planners 25: 73-76.

  2. Lopez E, Gutierrez J and Gomez G. (2008). "Measuring regional cohesion effects of large-scale transport infrastructure investments: An accessibility approach". European Planning Studies 16: 277-301.

Carlo Lavalle
Chris Jacobs Crisioni 0000-0001-6225-4813
How to cite
Lavalle, Carlo; Jacobs Crisioni, Chris (2015):  LF441 - Potential accessibility (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2015-11-10
Issue date 2015-04-22
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Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2050-12-31

Update frequency annual
Language English
Data theme(s) Science and technology; Transport
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 48 TRANSPORT

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