Suburbs reconsidered: form, mobility and sustainability

Hildebrand W. Frey, Neil S. Ferguson, Samer G. Saleh Bagaeen, Lee Woods

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Without a clearer understanding of the range of suburban typologies which presently exists and of the relationship between typology and travel behaviour it will be difficult to progress towards the development of appropriate strategies to reduce unnecessary travel by car. With this in mind it is valuable to develop a framework for a better representation of different suburban typologies and to examine the way in which personal mobility varies across these typologies. Five cities in the United Kingdom - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leicester, Oxford and Sheffield - are examined in order to identify and characterize suburban typologies, and data from different surveys are used to analyse differences in travel to work journeys.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-266
Number of pages16
JournalBuilt Environment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006


  • suburbs
  • form
  • mobility
  • sustainability
  • suburban typologies
  • Sustainable Buildings and Cities

    David Grierson (Participant) & Fiona Bradley (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment

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