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TitleAn analysis of energy consumption for transportation in Portuguese cities using artificial neural networks
Author(s)Costa, Paula Teixeira da
Mendes, José F. G.
Silva, Antônio Nélson Rodrigues da
KeywordsEnergy consumption
Urban transportation
Portuguese cities
Artificial neural networks
Issue dateJul-2004
PublisherWorld Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
CitationWORLD CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT RESEARCH, 10, Istanbul, 2004 – “World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR’04) : proceedings. [S.l. : WCTRS, 2004].
Abstract(s)Empirical studies carried out in several parts of the world have highlighted the existence of a strong relationship between the physical planning of cities and energy use for transportation. Despite the economic and environmental costs produced by urban sprawl, several countries have not yet started to study the phenomenon in order to better understand it and to somehow control it. Thus, this study tries to bring a contribution to the subject through an analysis of the situation found in some of the main Portuguese cities, which however do not include Lisbon and Oporto. The main objective of this work is to identify the variables related to physical aspects of the cities and socioeconomic characteristics of urbanized areas in Portugal that significantly influence energy consumption for transportation. After the spatial and socioeconomic data were comb ined in a single database, they were analyzed using Artificial Neural Network models, in order to identify variables that are relevant to energy consumption for transportation, along with their relative weights. The results found in the current study confirmed the trend observed in several countries worldwide, in which the characteristics of urban form and population distribution played an important role influencing energy use for transportation.
TypeConference paper
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/2282
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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