Supplemental Data and Code of: Identifying functional urban areas in Ecuador using a varying travel time approach


Identifying integrated urban areas is an important issue for urban analysis and policy evaluation. In this paper, we provide a set of FUAs suitable for monitoring urbanization in Ecuador, a less developed country without commuting data. We do so substituting such socioeconomic flows by available information on road structure, which allow us to work with accessibility based on a varying travel time. In order to build Ecuadorean FUAs, we calibrate our methodology considering Colombian data. We perform several sensitivity analysis and robustness checks to Ecuador with alternative sources of socioeconomic flows. We conclude that the use of GIS data and the calibrated thresholds provide a set of FUAs close to the ones that would result of using commuting information.

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Creator Obaco Álvarez, Moisés Lenyn ; Royuela Mora, Vicente
Publisher CORA.Repositori de Dades de Recerca
Contributor Moisés Obaco Álvarez
Publication Year 2021
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Contact Moisés Obaco Álvarez
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Discipline Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture and Veterinary Medicine; Life Sciences; Social Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Soil Sciences