North-Eastern Italy as Case Study



This chapter is dedicated to test the developed method through selection and classification of an appropriate case study. Its definition and contextualization would assist the comparative analysis of the potential strategies as HSR interfaces to distribute accessibility benefits into a regional context. So, it would be possible to understand which transit strategy best serves the area under analysis in terms of accessibility. Especially with reference to some issues of accessibility, characteristics of regional contexts, such as peripherality and polycentricism, are introduced. For such critical features and position, the north-eastern Italian macroregion is selected as case study. Through application to the case study, NEA indicators could be computed and benefits calculated in the form of NEs between each strategy and HSR. Transit strategies are thus compared on these effects and changes produced in respect to a base scenario.


HSR Italy Region Peripheral Polycentric Network Effects Distribution Spillover Monetized Metropolitan Area Results Accessibility Efficiency 


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  1. 1.Polytechnic Department of Engineering and ArchitectureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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