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Can Urban Street Network Characteristics Indicate Economic Development Level? Evidence from Chinese Cities

Tashi LOBsang, Feng Zhen, Shanqi Zhang
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
The results indicate that urban morphological structure can be quantitatively described by betweenness and closeness centrality extracted from street networks.  ...  Moreover, the results suggest a significant positive correlation between street network betweenness centrality Gini coefficients and cities' economic development levels, indicating that the street network  ...  Yet those studies have not provided evidence to show whether city street networks can indicate economic development levels.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi9010003 fatcat:kiv254nxarapbh34g3bptmi4f4

Urban transport and CO2 emissions: some evidence from Chinese cities

Georges Darido, Mariana Torres-Montoya, Shomik Mehndiratta
2013 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment  
This phenomenon was less evident in urban areas because decentralization can be the policy or the unintended consequence of land development decisions.  ...  At the city level, the estimates in the literature typically range from 10-30% depending on the level of travel demand, transport supply, technologies, urban form, economic structure, industrial output  ... 
doi:10.1002/wene.71 fatcat:t4xrnqjoe5gnbneaqr5ncibyea

The Spatial Effect of Shared Mobility on Urban Traffic Congestion: Evidence from Chinese Cities

Jiachen Li, Mengqing Ma, Xin Xia, Wenhui Ren
2021 Sustainability  
Based on panel data of 94 Chinese cities from 2016 to 2019, this study analyses the spatial correlation of shared mobility enterprise layout and geographical correlation of urban transport infrastructure  ...  From the perspective of spillover effects, congestion has been influenced by bike-sharing, economic development, population, and public passengers in surrounding areas.  ...  regions, and the economic development level of different urban areas in China is also diverse.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132414065 fatcat:ebuj6n2wkzdazb5oo5k2u4knwi

Uncertainty and Tourism Consumption Preferences: Evidence from the Representative Chinese City of Shenzhen

Xuemin Liu, Jiaoju Ge, Ting Ren
2021 Sustainability  
has been adopted as a new economic strategy.  ...  As the fastest growing city in China, Shenzhen, a pioneer of reform and opening up, seems to have exhausted its advantages of geographical convenience, cheap land, and cheap labor; thus, the tourism industry  ...  Data Availability Statement: The data were obtained through questionnaires (Chinese version, CV; English version, EV), in which 35 items (3 preferences, 4 uncertainties, 4 consumer characteristics, 24  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13084103 fatcat:o7z55krjhfddnn6rlkucpreuka

The Community Renewal of Shantytown Transformation in Old Industrial Cities: Evidence from Tiexi Worker Village in Shenyang, China

Lijing Dong, Yongchao Wang, Jiayi Lin, Ermeng Zhu
2020 Chinese Geographical Science  
The residents in this community have experienced a transformation from a period of homogeneity to one of heterogeneity. The social network of the community has been destroyed.  ...  Finally, the author attempts to put forward a model of the interlaced mechanism of the forming of community renewal at the macroscopic and microcosmic levels, which are the urban renewal and reconstruction  ...  However, the empirical areas are mostly concentrated in first-tier cities with large population scales and high levels of urban economic development, such as Beijing (Liang, 2019) , Guangzhou (Dai et  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11769-020-1164-6 fatcat:25kbrt73xnacngeqjya357repq

Mapping Block-Level Urban Areas for All Chinese Cities

Ying Long, Yao Shen, Xiaobin Jin
2015 Annals of the American Association of Geographers  
We applied this approach for mapping urban areas of all 654 Chinese cities and compared them with those interpreted from mid-resolution remote sensing images and inferred by population density and road  ...  As a vital indicator for measuring urban development, urban areas are expected to be identified explicitly and conveniently with widely available dataset thereby benefiting the planning decisions and relevant  ...  This paper develops an automated approach for producing fine-scaled urban areas of all different-sized Chinese cities based on morphological and functional characteristics determined by road network layer  ... 
doi:10.1080/00045608.2015.1095062 fatcat:qed6jzxnjnh4xkhn56tamsfkgu

Measuring the Urban Forms of Shanghai's City Center and Its New Districts: A Neighborhood-Level Comparative Analysis

Lin Lin, Xueming (Jimmy) Chen, Anne Vernez Moudon
2021 Sustainability  
Rapid urban expansion has radically transformed the city centers and the new districts of Chinese cities.  ...  To date, few studies have investigated development patterns and land use intensities at the neighborhood level.  ...  Addresses of 715 public elementary schools in Shanghai were obtained from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission by Dan Qin who also graduated from East China Normal University in 2015.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13158481 fatcat:4rxrig3ijfbrnm46jvbm7tgjoq

Heterogeneous Economic Impacts of Transportation Features on Prefecture-Level Chinese Cities

Bismark R. D. K. Agbelie, Yang Chen, Nimesh Salike
2017 Theoretical Economics Letters  
The present paper examines the heterogeneous economic impacts of transportation characteristics, with a consideration of spatial heterogeneity, across Chinese prefecture-level cities.  ...  Using data from 237 Chinese cities from 2000 to 2012, a random-parameters model is applied to account for the heterogeneity across these cities.  ...  Among the cities, Shenzhen benefits most from its development of highway network while rail development is the growth engine for Qinhuangdao.  ... 
doi:10.4236/tel.2017.73026 fatcat:432zh7jpcngznilmik2ne7ks4q

Transit-oriented development and air quality in Chinese cities: A city-level examination

Peiqin Gu, Dongxu He, Yulin Chen, P. Christopher Zegras, Yang Jiang
2018 Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment  
and wind speed for the year 2014 4 were obtained from the National Climate Center; 2) wealth and economic activity Apart from the AQI and city-level statistics, for the 37 cities with urban rail and/  ...  Street network density crudely represents less automobile-oriented development,43 as the denser the street network, the shorter the trip distances, all else equal (two indicators and the TOD design index  ...  Decision matrix construction 5 The data matrix X=(xij)m×n, comprising m cities and n indicators, is assembled, where 6 xij is the value of the j th indicator of the i th city. 7 Step 2.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trd.2018.03.009 fatcat:4dgotzi2b5axrhfb6we25xuyy4

An Assessment of Urban Park Access Using House-Level Data in Urban China: Through the Lens of Social Equity

Siqi Yu, Xigang Zhu, Qian He
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Main findings of this study can inform policy decisions regarding equitable park provision in the construction of the green city and the sustainable development in urban China and other developing countries  ...  This study is the first quantitative evaluation of urban park accessibility using house-level data in urban China, from the perspective of social equity.  ...  With the aid of the Street Network Analysis model in ArcGIS and the SPSS statistical analysis method, taking housing attributes as indicators for socio-economic characteristics, our study then illustrated  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17072349 pmid:32244280 fatcat:cuzmghovknbdxgnfmwz2q3ky3i

Predicting Livelihood Indicators from Community-Generated Street-Level Imagery [article]

Jihyeon Lee, Dylan Grosz, Burak Uzkent, Sicheng Zeng, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Stefano Ermon
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We propose an inexpensive, scalable, and interpretable approach to predict key livelihood indicators from public crowd-sourced street-level imagery.  ...  We propose two approaches to learn from the street-level imagery: (1) a method that creates multi-household cluster representations by detecting informative objects and (2) a graph-based approach that  ...  Path 3: Alternatively, many buildings but few barrier walls can be found in cities of varying levels of development.  ... 
arXiv:2006.08661v6 fatcat:22boaqzpwvbfflnxcytaut7524

Understanding the Driving Factors for Urban Human Settlement Vitality at Street Level: A Case Study of Dalian, China

He Liu, Xueming Li
2022 Land  
Vitality can effectively test the quality of regional space, put forward the concept of urban human settlement vitality, and explore the development status of urban human settlement vitality space, which  ...  Overall, it gradually decreased from the city center to the administrative boundary. (2) The spatial dependence of the vitality of urban human settlements among regions is relatively strong, with a more  ...  Introduction Urban human settlements can effectively reflect the social and economic development and material and cultural living standards of a country and region [1] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/land11050646 fatcat:xynsiolucjaa7p35tdic7d5m4q

Decision-Level and Feature-Level Integration of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Big Data for Urban Land Use Mapping

Jiadi Yin, Ping Fu, Nicholas A. S. Hamm, Zhichao Li, Nanshan You, Yingli He, Ali Cheshmehzangi, Jinwei Dong
2021 Remote Sensing  
The two methods were then applied for mapping urban land use types in Hangzhou city, based on urban parcels derived from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) road network, 10 m Sentinel-2A images, and points of interest  ...  Information about urban land use is important for urban planning and sustainable development.  ...  The case study was carried out in Hangzhou city, the capital of Zhejiang Province in China, which is one of the representative cities of urban expansion, population growth, economic development, and land  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13081579 fatcat:maonby4fm5a6ncrvwl4bjv3vpe

Eye-Level Street Greenery and Walking Behaviors of Older Adults

Peng Zang, Xuhong Liu, Yabo Zhao, Hongxu Guo, Yi Lu, Charlie Q. L. Xue
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
In this study, we measured greenery view index from eye-level streetscape photos retrieved from Baidu Street View, an online mapping service provider.  ...  Previous studies often measured urban greenery from a bird's eye perspective, which may mismatch with the pedestrian's perception from the street.  ...  Big data of city street view images, such as Google or Baidu Street View, can be an easily conducted, time-saving, and economical way of measuring green exposure.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17176130 pmid:32846869 fatcat:kezgqaqvwzazdlii4rgnxkdonq

Block-level changes in the socio-spatial landscape in Beijing: Trends and processes

Lun Liu, Elisabete A Silva, Ying Long
2018 Urban Studies  
However, most prior studies on this topic in Chinese cities are limited to a spatial resolution of the sub-district level, and finer scale analyses remain scarce.  ...  Drawing on this gap, this article provides a block-level examination of the socio-spatial changes in the central city of Beijing by employing the Beijing Travel Survey data, which contain rich socio-economic  ...  In Beijing, primary schools can be categorised into three strata: city-level top schools, district-level top schools and non-top schools.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0042098018757617 fatcat:o4qduse63bgyjjgvma73w3jb24
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