Highway improvements and urban growth: Accessibility change in the American Southwest, 1920--1990

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Title:
Highway improvements and urban growth: Accessibility change in the American Southwest, 1920--1990
Author:
Weber, Joseph Patrick, 1970-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Relationships between highway improvements in the Southwestern U.S., as measured by changing accessibility of selected cities, and population were measured over the period 1920-90. Few significant relationships were found using a distance-based measure of accessibility, but the inclusion of proximity to population resulted in much stronger relationships. Despite this, little or no directionality in these relationships was evident, and the results do not support the hypothesis of a regional highway orientation toward urban population. Similar testing between traffic flows over selected routes and highway improvements, though resulting in close relationships. were similarly lacking in directionality and failed to provide a better explanation of the spatial pattern of Southwestern highway improvements.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Transportation.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography and regional development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Plane, David

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHighway improvements and urban growth: Accessibility change in the American Southwest, 1920--1990en_US
dc.creatorWeber, Joseph Patrick, 1970-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Joseph Patrick, 1970-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRelationships between highway improvements in the Southwestern U.S., as measured by changing accessibility of selected cities, and population were measured over the period 1920-90. Few significant relationships were found using a distance-based measure of accessibility, but the inclusion of proximity to population resulted in much stronger relationships. Despite this, little or no directionality in these relationships was evident, and the results do not support the hypothesis of a regional highway orientation toward urban population. Similar testing between traffic flows over selected routes and highway improvements, though resulting in close relationships. were similarly lacking in directionality and failed to provide a better explanation of the spatial pattern of Southwestern highway improvements.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectTransportation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and regional developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPlane, Daviden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1358528en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b32088024en_US
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