Accessibility & Land Use Change

Since 2007 Chris Jacobs-Chrisioni researches reciprocities between accessibility and land use change. The main subjects of his research are:

  • The influence of spatial data configuration on empirical land use pattern analysis
    In this chapter (currently under review by a scientific journal), the influence of the scale and shape of spatial units on statistical land use analysis is examined.
  • An analysis of the formation of the Dutch railway network
    In this chapter the factors that contributed to the development of the Dutch railway network is developed. Railway network development is considered as a particular case of noncooperative network formation, in which agents with heterogenous objectives incrementally form a network. Increasing passenger mileage is considered the main objective of network construction. It is assessed by means of a spatial interaction model of which flows are assigned to the railway network by means of a multiple path logit model. This chapter is currently being finalized.See the following movie as an illustration:
  • The influence of national borders on urbanisation in Europe
    In which the influence of borders on land use changes in Europe is assessed. Currently in progress.
  • Human activity and the physical urban environment
    In which human activity is recorded by means of mobile phone usage statistics, and its interrelationship with physical characteristics of the urban environment is explored.

This research is part of the BSIK-Ruimte voor Geo-Informatie programme and the programme Habiforum Vernieuwend Ruimtegebruik in the project LUMOSpro. The Environmental and Nature Planning Agency (PBL) has commissioned the research program and has financed it for the greater part.