What about Dual-Earner Households in Jobs-Housing Balance Research? An Essential Issue in Transport Geography

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Selima Sultana, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Within the last decade considerable concern has been expressed about increasing commuting times and their associated negative effects on traffic congestion and air pollution within metropolitan areas. The links between commuting time and low-density, dispersed urban forms have emerged as culprits, with attention often focused on how to reshape cities in ways that can help reduce these problems. The idea of creating a balance between jobs and housing within different commuting catchment areas of a city has been prominent for some time in academia, as well with policy makers, as an urban and transportation policy for reducing these problems. The concept of jobs–housing balance states that all areas of a city should have sufficient housing for employees near employment concentrations, and vice versa.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
transportation, commuting, employment, residential locations, dual-earner households, jobs-housing balance

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