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Chowdhury, Tufayel A., Darren M. Scott, and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou. 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 commuters.