Applying Fairness to Planning Practice

Operationalising Equitable Transport Planning for the City of Rotterdam

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Ethical considerations in transportation planning literature have gotten more and more attention in the previous decades. One of those considerations is about how equitable (“fair”) the good of transportation is distributed. While there have been theoretical suggestions to incorporate equity into transportation planning methods, the proposed approaches are not yet developed enough to be used for policy decision-making by real-life agents. This thesis aims to bridge that gap: it reflects on the suggested approaches and operationalises a novel and intriguing proposal into an applicable methodology. This is done by evaluating, expanding, formalising, implementing, and judging the proposed approaches with the City of Rotterdam as a case study. The developed methodology is generalisable, usable, and interesting to real-life agents, as well as being sensitive to decisions made and input
changes, but is not without its flaws.