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The goal of this study was to make an evaluation of input-output analysis as a forecasting tool for the study of urban transport. The work is organised as follows: (i) Part I presents an overview of each of the three main topics - urban transport, prospective versus forecasting approach; input-output analysis; (ii) Part II offers a technical description of input-output analysis; (iii) Part III researches input-output analysis in relation to urban transport, leading to urban planning models. The results of the evaluation show that the use of input-output analysis is not an optimal method for long-term forecasting. Input-output analysis is essentially a structurally based extrapolated tool which is insufficient for future studies.

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Authors: CASTELLS N, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15604 EN (1994) 55 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199511664 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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