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Activity 1: Spatial Planning and Spatial Research - Projects

ESPON Accessibility (2006 - 2007)

Update of Selected Potential Accessibility Indicators (2006)

Client:  ESPON Coordination Unit (Luxembourg)
Partner:  S&W Urban and Regional Research (S&W) (Dortmund)

S&W developed, as part of their contribution to the ESPON project 1.2.1, potential accessibility indicators reflecting the situation in the year 2001. These potential accessibility indicators have been used in several ESPON projects and in a couple of European documents, among them the 3rd Cohesion Report.

The main objective of this study was the update of the potential accessibility indicators for the year 2006, and to map accessibility changes since 2001. By this the present study also acts as a preparatory study for the forthcoming 4th Cohesion Report of the European Commission.

The following potential accessibility indicators were updated: (i) Potential accessibility road, (ii) Potential accessibility rail

Beyond that also the spatial reference systems had been updated. While ESPON 1.2.1 relied on NUTS-3 regions representing the year 1999, the present study relied on NUTS-3 regions representing the year 2004.

The task of RRG was to update the RRG GIS Database as necessary, to extract and provide the relevant road and railway networks for the years 2001 and 2006, to map these networks, and to contribute to the final report.


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Futher Information:  Project leader Klaus Spiekermann (S&W Stadt- u. Regionalplanung) or Carsten Schürmann for RRG.

Links on the web:  ESPON Accessibility Update



Other projects in this field of competence:

Development indicator system for "good life" for the Lusatia (2020)
TeMoRi - Territorial Monitoring update and Regional Potential Index for the Baltic Sea Region (2016)
Value-added in renewable energy sector (2014 - 2015)
Serengeti Nationalpark (2014)
ESPON Matrices (2014)
SWOT Analysis of the South Baltic Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 (2013 - 2014)
HTTransPlan - Impact Assessment of Railway Tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn (2012 - 2013)
Atlas of Industrialisation in the New German Länder (2012 - 2013)
SUTMP Windhoek (2012 - 2013)
Service area analaysis for the City of Münster (Northrhine-Westfalia) (2012)
ESPON BSR TeMo - Territorial Monitoring for the Baltic Sea Region (2012 - 2014)
Service area analaysis for shopping centre in Düren (Northrhine-Westfalia) (2011)
LogMos II (2011 - 2014)
Assessment of Central Places in Bavaria (2010)
Study on Mountain Areas in Southern Norway (2010)
ESPON INTERCO - Indicators of territorial cohesion (2010 - 2012)
ESPON TRACC: Transport Accessibility at Regional/Local Scale and Patterns in Europe (2010 - 2012)
Regional Challenges in the Perspective of 2020 (2010 - 2011)
Status Report on the Establishment of the National Environmental Information Network Kuwait (NEIN) (2009)
TRACECA IDEA (2009 - 2012)
Western NIS (2009 - 2010)
AccBavaria (2008 - 2009)
Analysis of Nordic Labour Market Areas (2007)
Regional Disparities and Cohesion (2007)
RePUS (2007)
ESPON 4.1.3 (2006)
Accessibility Analysis of the Baltic Sea Region (2006)
FUNDING Infrastructure: Guidelines for Europe (2005 - 2007)
Northern Peripheral, Sparsely Populated regions in the European Union (2005)
SETI (2005 - 2006)
AlpenCors (2004 - 2005)
FOPS 73.319: Regional Impacts of Transport Infrastructures (2004 - 2006)
ESPON 1.1.1: The Role, Specific Situation and Potentials of Urban Areas as Nodes in a Polycentric Development (2002 - 2004)
ESPON 2.1.1: Territorial Impacts of EU Transport and TEN Policies (2002 - 2004)
Mountain Study - Analysis of mountain areas in Europe (2002 - 2004)
Via Egnatia: Motorway Case Study in Northern Greece (2002)
IASON: Spatial Impacts of European Transport Policies (2001 - 2004)
ILUMASS: Land Use and Transport (2001 - 2004)
Peripherality (2000)
Supply Quality of the Retail Sector – A Modelling Approach (1999 - 2000)
Ufo Working Group: The New Main Railway Station of the City of Dortmund (1999)
Quality of Life in European Regions (1996 - 2003)

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