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Spatial mismatch and livelihoods in a fast-growing lower middle-income city: Praia, Cape Verde

Anciaes, PR; Nascimento, JM; Pinto, ISM; (2014) Spatial mismatch and livelihoods in a fast-growing lower middle-income city: Praia, Cape Verde. In: (Proceedings) RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014, 27 - 29 August 2014, London, UK. RGS-IBG (Royal Geographic Society - Institute of British Geographers): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper evaluates public transport accessibility to formal and informal employment opportunities in a city in a middle-income country: Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. Due to geographic constraints and rapid growth of population, income, road network, and car ownership, employment is dispersed throughout the city. Public transport is limited in terms of geographic coverage and connectivity. Accessibility is evaluated in terms of the number of bus trips required to access work places and the walking times to bus stops. The results show that deprived areas are at a disadvantage in the access to formal employment opportunities when comparing with more affluent areas. Some areas also have limited accessibility to spaces for informal employment, when considering public transport options and competition for these spaces.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Spatial mismatch and livelihoods in a fast-growing lower middle-income city: Praia, Cape Verde
Event: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014, 27 - 29 August 2014, London, UK
Location: London
Dates: 27 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://conference.rgs.org/AC2014/342
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1443589
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