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International Database on Urban Land Use and Transport

Name of Collection
International Database on Urban Land Use and Transport

Senior Lecturer in Urban Environment
Sustainable Urban Transport Research Group
Institute for Science and Technology Policy
Murdoch University

Telephone: Perth 08 9360 2876
Facsimile: Perth 08 9360 6421
Email: kenworth@central.murdoch.edu.au
Internet: http://www.sustainability.murdoch.edu.au/

To provide accurate comparative urban data on transport and land use patterns in cities around the world, including for later years, economic and environmental data.

The database was developed to understand the patterns of automobile dependence around the world and to provide a reliable source of urban data for policy analysis and further research.

Data was collected from government agencies in 46 cities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990.

A new research methodology will extend the number of cities to 100 in the developed and developing countries and will also expand the breadth of data variables collected. This project is being funded by the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) in Brussels and is scheduled for completion in April 1999.

Data Detail

  • Land use/urban form;
  • Private transport/transport infrastructure;
  • Public transport;
  • Transport energy;
  • Modal split;
  • Costs of transport;
  • Gross regional product;
  • Transport fatalities; and
  • Emissions from transport.

Geographic Coverage
For each city: Metropolitan areas, CBD, inner area, outer area. Transport data are on metro scale. Land use is divided according to the above sub-areas.

Frequency of Data Availability
Data are released every ten years.

Historical Data
Data are available for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990.

Products and Services
Academic papers, reports and books. A new book will be published in first half of 1999-with all historic and most recent data and detailed methodologies: Kenworthy, J. and Laube, F. et al, 1999. An International Sourcebook of Automobile Dependence in Cities, 1960-1990. University Press of Colorado. (Contact Yashka Hallein: hallein@spot.colorado.edu)
An electronic version is being developed.

Special data services, including unpublished data, reports

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