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The Livable-City: How to measure a Catchphrase from a Transport Perspective: A Conceptual Attempt for Berlin

Wolf, Christian (2020) The Livable-City: How to measure a Catchphrase from a Transport Perspective: A Conceptual Attempt for Berlin. Master's, Technische Universität Berlin.

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Abstract

Every year, the news of the election of the world's most livable city on the basis of popular scientific city rankings attracts great attention in the media. Likewise, urban development concepts and urban planning often include the goal of making a city more livable. Nevertheless, the term livable is often used without a clear definition. This means that livability is used with a variety of attributes that are assigned to the term without any basis. Therefore, this paper analyzes the use of the term livability in popular science, urban planning, and science. The goal is to develop a suitable definition and the underlying concept of the term. Due to the function and effects of transportation on life in a city, the term gains special importance in the corresponding concept. Based on the data availability for Berlin, the present work therefore presents both a theoretical basis and a conceptual approach for a corresponding index to evaluate livability from a transport perspective. This contributes to the operationalization of a popular but often undefined catchphrase. The results are also based on an extensive literature analysis. In a further analysis, transport-related studies and concepts of European cities have been analyzed to identify attributes, indicators and evaluation systems that describe livability from a transport perspective. This paper thus fills knowledge gaps about the human-environment relationship described by the concept of livability and provides a basis for policy makers to create livable urban spaces in the course of transforming the transportation system.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/141757/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:The Livable-City: How to measure a Catchphrase from a Transport Perspective: A Conceptual Attempt for Berlin
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wolf, ChristianC.Wolf (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2020
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:106
Status:Published
Keywords:livabilty, livable city, transport system, sustainability, lebenswerte Stadt, ranking
Institution:Technische Universität Berlin
Department:Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - no assignment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Wolf, Christian
Deposited On:13 Apr 2021 15:28
Last Modified:13 Apr 2021 15:28

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