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Research report 402 Development of indicators for monitoring land use transport integration projects

Published: | Category: Integrated land use and transport systems , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

This report sets out the process needed to develop a monitoring framework for integrated land use and transport projects.

The report maintains that each project will need a unique set of indicators that reflect the specific outcome objectives for the project.

The monitoring framework is therefore 'policy neutral', interpreting integration as a process rather than an outcome in itself.

The process of getting agreement for the project outcomes is the starting point and the basis of integration, defined in this report as joint working for shared outcomes.

The distinction is made between final outcomes (which may be difficult to measure and subject to influence by significant exogenous variables) and intermediate outcomes which are more readily measurable and logically linked to policy outputs.

Input monitoring is also part of the framework, recognising the importance of committed finance and resources being available on time and in full to successful project outcomes.

The report uses examples of outcomes, outputs and inputs to demonstrate the framework and suggests evaluation criteria for the selection of indicators.

Keywords: indicators, integrated planning, land use, monitoring, transport, urban development

Publication details

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  • Published: May 2010
  • Reference: 402
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-36410-1
  • Amendments: Page 30 of this report was amended on 28 September 2010.