Using SNAMUTS to plan for change: the place for accessibility modelling in strategic planning processes for urban transitions
AffiliationArchitecture, Building and Planning
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2018 Jana Perkovic
Advances in 'big data' technologies over the past few years have allowed the creation of new software for modelling accessibility outcomes in metropolitan areas. One such Accessibility Indicator is SNAMUTS (Spatial Network Analysis for Multi-modal Urban Transport Systems), which offers planners a tool to move beyond a simplistic understanding of 'mobility' when planning for integrated land use and transport. These tools are all the more important considering the need for large-scale urban transitions towards TOD across Australian (and global) cities. But how can AIs such as SNAMUTS best be used in the process of urban transitions? This research used an experiential case study to engage with an existing, real-world process of planning for urban transitions in Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster (Monash NEIC) and introduce SNAMUTS modelling to Victorian planners. The research looked at how the existing process works, and when and where SNAMUTS could best be introduced to improve accessibility outcomes of the long-term strategic planning process. The study shows a lack of long-term strategic process at play in Victoria, which limits the use of data in planning to 'evidence-based lobbying'.
Keywordsaccessibility; accessibility modelling; urban transitions; transitions management; public transport; public transport network planning; big data
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