The quality of life and health are shaped by the environment. Therefore, how people respond to environment is of great concerns. However, limited evidence supports individual averting behaviours taken to reduce environmental exposures through mobility, and little is known about the relationships between sets of environmental risks and their combined effect. In the current work, I conceptualize mobility as a response to urban physical environment and explore its underlying mechanism. Firstly, different response patterns in mobility to avoid or mitigate environmental risks will be identified. Secondly, socio-economic factors moderating people’s mobility responses will be analysed. Thirdly, interaction effects between environmental factors/risks on mobility will be examined. Fourthly, impacts of averting behaviours on exposure assessment and socio-environmental inequality will be estimated. The present study will contribute new understanding of man-environment relationship from the perspective of mobility.
About the Speaker
Mr. Chang XIA is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Land Resource Management from Wuhan University. His research interests include urban and land use modeling, urban morphology, and application of geographical open data in urban and environmental studies.
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