Analysis of village accessibility and its impact on land use dynamics in a mountainous province of northern Vietnam
- Surveys carried out in mountainous areas of northern Vietnam at research sites selected across a gradient of market integration, revealed strong relationships between the location of the village with respect to the national road network and the nature of its land-use systems, its poverty level and more generally its potential for development. We developed and tested in Bae Kan province a method to give an objective and quantitative definition of accessibility over a large geographic area. Accessibility maps integrated in a provincial GIS showed that despite recent improvements to the road network, some remote areas do not benefit from recent development.
- External link to download this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2005.07.003
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