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Chowdhury, T. A., Scott, D. M., & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2013). Urban form and commuting efficiency:
A comparative analysis across time and space. Urban Studies 50(1), 191-207.
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