In a recent paper in Science Advances, BIDS Faculty Affiliate Marta C. González and colleagues propose a "new urban planning paradigm" in which city-dwellers will be able to access basic needs by bicycle or on foot. The paper presents new insights into the correlation between facilities distribution and population density, and how accessibility using existing road networks could be optimized.
Deconstructing laws of accessibility and facility distribution in cities
September 11, 2020 | Yanyan Xu, Luis E. Olmos, Sofiane Abbar and Marta C. González | Science Advances
Simulations for more equitable cities: A new approach could guide city planners where best to place important facilities for more equitable access of residents
September 11, 2020 | Letizia Diamante | Nature Middle East
Making cities more liveable: Scientists develop an eco-friendly urban framework
September 12, 2020 | Natalie Parletta | Cosmos Magazine,