This paper outlines a methodology that assesses urbanity in three dimensions (density, diversity, and design) and creates a combined scorecard that weights each dimension according to its influence on transit usage and walkability. Using no proprietary methods, this approach can be repeated by any individual or local government with GIS software and basic internet access. The resulting measurements can be used by communities to assess what types of investments and regulatory changes are necessary to create more transit and pedestrian-friendly communities.
This presentation goes as follows:
Should you really stick around for the rest of this session? What do we mean when we say “urban”? Influence of the“3 D’s”(Density, Diversity, Design) on transit usage and walking propensity Measuring the 3 D’s: How we did it & Results Using the Results in Community Decision-making Measuring the 3 D’s: How you can do it