The Potential Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Form and Land Use in Sydney (CBD) - A Case Study

Jolley, Kim (2019) The Potential Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Form and Land Use in Sydney (CBD) - A Case Study. [USQ Project]

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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are increasingly being considered the future of road travel and may eventually replace human-driven cars altogether. Scholars argue that with the adoption of AVs that parking requirements will be reduced. The question is what will this land be used for in the future? At the same time there is pressure for further densifications of our cities to reduce urban sprawl, but also concerns regarding providing adequate quality open space in especially city centres.

This dissertation details a mixed method bounded case study of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) to examine the likely impact AVs will have on parking and how green spaces can be used to fill redundant car parks. Data collection was in two stages. Stage One was a land use survey of existing street parking and open space. Stage Two consisted of a transect to illustrate how the change in land use could transform the area of regained land to meet the requirements for best practice open space design.

The key outcomes of this project are to provide an indication of the viability of a change in land use due to the potential redundancy of parking spaces in the Sydney CBD due the adoption of AVs.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Basson, Marita; Smith, Jessica
Qualification: Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Surveying)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 05:39
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2023 22:38

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