Defining Accessibility of Open Space in Relation to Urban configuration: Case Study of Wanchai, Hong Kong
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- Accessibility and use of open space, urban configuration, Hong Kong, space syntax
As one of the high-density cities of the world, Hong Kong is suffering from a limited supply of land for its main urban areas; some open spaces however are frequently criticized as inconvenient for users and consequently ineffectively used. How to improve the performance of open spaces is, therefore, a critical issue faced by the city planners. As the conventional accessibility model, which is described mainly with respect to maximum walking distance or service radius, is inadequate to give an account of the issue, this study accordingly indicates an alternative approach and seeks an explanation from the urban configuration and the way it conditions accessibility. Through investigating the relationship between urban configuration and the access and use of open spaces based on the Wanchai District of Hong Kong, which particularly epitomizes various urban grids that may have different consequences on the use of open space, the study attempts to examine whether there is a consistent relationship existing in different grid patterns or whether the relationship varies between different grids. It is hope that the findings can be used to help improve the performance of open spaces in the urban areas of Hong Kong and other similar urban environment.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaohong Ling PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Defining Accessibility of Open Space in Relation to Urban configuration: Case Study of Wanchai, Hong Kong BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Transportation 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 187 EP - 201 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccet-15.2015.37 DO - 10.2991/iccet-15.2015.37 ID - Ling2015/11 ER -