Date of Award
Master of Science
Stephanie Salyers Ivey
Community livability is increasingly being examined and promoted as exemplary practice. The impact of freight on an urban community is significant, yet in the United States few efforts have been devoted to better understanding the concept. A pilot-scale project was conducted in Memphis, Tennessee in a region with heavy freight traffic. Following a broad literature review of globally applied strategies for enhancing livability and solving problems caused by freight, a survey was conducted of various residential stakeholders regarding their perceived definition of livability, barriers to livability, and impact of freight on the livability of their communities. Survey results were analyzed to identify priorities for a livable community and to explore the differences between freight-centric and non-freight-centric responses. Transportation related strategies that may provide a way to enhance livability were also evaluated based on their applicability in Memphis, Tennessee as well as their general applicability and effectiveness in the United States.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Wise, Virginia Anne, "An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Livability in a Freight-Centric Community in Memphis, Tennessee" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 947.