2021 August Webinar: Accessibility-Oriented Planning

This webinar was held on 17 August 2021.  View the recording.

Slides from the presentations are attached below.


David Levinson

Professor David M. Levinson teaches at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he leads TransportLab and the Transport Engineering Research group, and directs the Master of Transport. His most recent research emphasises transport-land use interactions, accessibility, and transport system evolution.

Laura Aston

Laura is a sustainable transport professional with experience across research, government and consulting. She has contributed to projects which aim to increase access by active and public transport modes through urban design and land use integration. Laura holds a PhD from Monash University for research exploring the link between the built environment and public transport use.

Accessibility is not a new measure of transport system performance. It was conceptualised in its present form more than 60 years ago. It has garnered attention of late, buoyed by the dual concerns of equity and sustainability in transport, as well as the increased availability of data and software to measure it. The Transport Access Manual has been developed to demystify access measurement. In this seminar, David Levinson and Laura Aston discuss the essential elements of access measurement.