China is undergoing a large-scale urban rail construction process. Urban rail is seen as backbone of the city public transportation that aims to reduce private car use, improve air quality, and produce health impact. The Transport Oriented Development (TOD) literature has mainly focused on the relation between Built-Environment (BE) dimensions of station and travel behavior with the aim of increasing ridership and walking activity for transportation/health purpose. However, scarce research exists about TOD’s BE dimensions for social activities.
The research focuses on the relationship between pedestrian social stationary activity and 2D and 3D public space character of TOD’s BE. Using multi-source, multi-scale indoor and outdoor urban data, Network Science, Machine learning, the research develops a multi-scale measurement system to provide an understanding of the relation between TOD’s BE and social stationary activity. The results should inform policymakers, urban designers, and could finally contribute to the wellbeing of the general public.
About the Speaker
Ms. Xin Guo is a second-year PHD student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Architectural Association in London. Her research interests include transit oriented development, built environment, environmental behavior, urban design, urban modeling, computer simulation and design optimization.
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