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dc.contributor.advisorZhang, Ming, 1963 April 22-
dc.creatorLee, Sungminen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-04T21:44:46Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-04T21:44:46Zen
dc.date.issued2007-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22534en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractDespite the close proximity to downtown, East Austin is one of the more underprivileged and under-developed communities in the city of Austin, Texas. A lack of access exacerbates the lack of resources of the poor. It is essential to identify the current accessibility of urban facilities for East Austin’s residents in order to understand how the location of key support services serves to maintain East Austin’s underprivileged and under-developed status. The objectives of this study are 1) to evaluate the accessibility of residents in East Austin neighborhoods to urban facilities using spatial data analysis in geographical information systems (GIS), 2) to compare accessibility in East Austin with other Austin communities, including West Austin and North Austin, and, finally, this study will allow me to measure whether the more underprivileged populations of East Austin do indeed have equal access to urban facilities and, if not, to identify which neighborhoods in East Austin offer the best access. In shortly, I can see that many public owned facilities, such as Sports and Recreational, Educational, Health, and some of Community Service facilities are relatively dispersed in poor neighborhoods in the City of Austin. It should be noted that public authorities have made deliberate choices to distribute facilities in poorer neighborhoods.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectUrban neighborhoodsen
dc.subjectUrban planningen
dc.subjectAustinen
dc.subjectEast Austinen
dc.subjectPublic owned facilitiesen
dc.titleMeasuring accessibility to urban facilities for East Austin neighborhoodsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen
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