Łukasz Damurski is an urban planner and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland (since 2006). His research interests focus on local (neighbourhood) service centres, citizen participation and e-planning. He has conducted numerous research projects funded by the European Commission, Polish Ministry of Science and National Science Centre Poland. His papers and books are characterised by a wide, political and axiological perspective. Currently he is a leader of an interdisciplinary team working on local service centres in Poland.
- June 12: The Planning and Governance urban mobility: The Devil is in the Detail
Accessibility of public transport nodes as a measure of territorial cohesion at the local levelOne of the core objectives of the current European Union policy is territorial cohesion. It assumes that all citizens should have fair access to affordable public infrastructure services. This principle is successfully adopted on the national and regional level, but it remains hardly operationalizable at the local level. This paper aims to link territorial cohesion with public transport issues in urbanized neighbourhoods. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, including social research and GIS tools in 5 case studies in Poland representing various geographical settings (urban/suburban). As a result indicators of space-time accessibility of public transport nodes for pedestrians and bikers are provided, combining the number of population within selected time zones. Implementation of the proposed measures of territorial cohesion in planning practice may foster liveability of urban areas.