Neighbourhood Walkability Assessment in Tianjin, China: Needs to be Analyzed from a Complex System Perspective

Che, Guanqiong and Qiu, Baoxing (2019) Neighbourhood Walkability Assessment in Tianjin, China: Needs to be Analyzed from a Complex System Perspective. REAL CORP 2019 – IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 927-934. ISSN 2521-3938

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Abstract

Walkability is one of the key guiding frameworks for practitioners to design vibrant and healthy neighborhoods through urban planning interventions, especially in current circumstances where concerns over chronic diseases, obesity and apathetic neighborhoods are growing. The objective of this research is to develop a walkability index, with considerations of the uniqueness of the neighborhood built environment, life style, planning framework and requirement of Chinese cities, and apply it to Tianjin. The results show an uneven distribution pattern of the walkability. Further, the influence of the neighborhood’s location is identifiable, the closer it is to the city commercial center, the higher the walkability score is. The results indicate that the neighborhood walkability varies with both the built environment within it and its location within the whole city, which calls for more cross-scale analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex system, neighbourhood, walkability assessment, pedestrian, China
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 13:44
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/569

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