Access and land use: a brief exploration
Associate Professor Ralph Chapman recently completed a commissioned policy paper for the Ministry of Transport.
In this exploratory ‘thinkpiece’, Ralph examines access from various angles, and considers how valuable a concept it is in considering the urban environment today and in future. He considers aspects of the land use planning system under New Zealand’s built environment planning legislation, from the perspective of urban economics and sustainability. Ralph focuses on urban accessibility issues because the vast majority of New Zealanders live in cities and towns, and the challenges of ensuring access are rather different in cities.