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Agglomeration – a shining light in the fog

It’s hard to see how speeding up long-distance travel will directly deliver agglomeration benefits. But rail stations increasingly display the conditions for agglomeration activities

Phil Goodwin
16 May 2014

For a while there was a transport modelling tradition using continuous mathematical functions relating the volume of travel to factors such as distance from the town centre, or the density of provision of road space. In the 1960s Smeed was the best known developer, and Mogridge also did some influential work. I had a go myself, though generating no great attention. Recently David Metz has used the proposition that the number of destinations available increases in proportion to the square of...

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol, and emeritus professor at University College London. Email: philinelh@yahoo.com




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