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The relative length of roads and housing density as distinct determinants of operating costs for urban services: evidence from medium-sized Spanish cities

Author
Garrido, F.; Magrinya, F.; Del Moral, C.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of urban technology
Date of publication
2017-01
Volume
24
Number
1
First page
75
Last page
91
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2016.1177272 Open in new window
URL
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10630732.2016.1177272 Open in new window
Abstract
Housing density and the relative length of roads or frontage are different urban variables which are proportional only in the case of homogeneous developments based on single-family dwellings. However, when the impact of an urban pattern on the operating cost of public services is analyzed regardless of the settlement morphology, both variables are often considered as equivalent, overlooking the role of the relative length of roads, which might be important due to the linear component of the cos...
Keywords
Linear efficiency, economic sustainability, housing density, urban public services
Group of research
EXIT - Network and Transport Infrastructure Engineering

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