Measuring the accessibility of neighborhood businesses amidst evolving residential development patterns

DrKaneMFISpring2016 (4 of 8)Dr. Kevin Kane evaluates the impact of building-level and neighborhood-level characteristics on the accessibility of neighborhood businesses to housing units using Long Beach, California as a case study.  While advocates of smart growth and New Urbanism encourage both mixed-use developments and land use mixing, analysis at the aggregated level can be too coarse to pick up on the fine-grained characteristics of urban streetscapes.