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Chowdhury, Tufayel, Darren Scott, and Pavlos Kanaroglou. "Urban Form and Commuting Efficiency: A Comparative
Analysis across Time and Space." Urban Studies, vol. 50, no.1, 2013, pp.191-207. Sage Journals
Chowdhury, Scott, and Kanaroglou examine the relationship between the form of a city and
the efficiency of commuting. The study compared commuting efficiency rates in three
Canadian cities: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Hamilton, Ontario; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Amongst their conclusions, Chowdhury, Scott, and Kanaroglou state that even though
commuting is generally more efficient in cities where there is a balanced jobs-to-housing
distribution, this may not be the case with Vancouver: even though people in Vancouver
may live closer to their workplaces than in Halifax, their commute has not decreased.
The article covers new ground in that it uses an alternative approach--specifically, a
modified form of a quantitative methodology known as Brotchie's triangle. The authors claim
that this approach provides a way to look at a city's commuting patterns with respect to
urban form, but they also admit that it may not be the best measure of comparing the distance
between jobs and housing. This article is quite useful in my assignment as it provides a clear
contrast to the article by Hodson and Vannini, who have used a qualitiative,
ethnographically-based strategy to explore the lives of a specific set of British Columbia