The Impact of Commuters' Travel Pattern on Urban Structure: A Case Study in Some Typical Communities in Guangzhou

  • Center for Urban & Regional Studies, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Received date: 2005-01-28

  Revised date: 2005-08-25

  Online published: 2006-02-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40401019; No.40071034; Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, No.04300547


Behavioral study is one of the hot topics in the field of urban geography. However, the theory in the last decades was limited because of the shortage of its research method and technology. With the development of GIS, the theories on humanism are developed rapidly in recent years, and the study of micro behavior is helpful to explain the macro urban space. In this paper, a study framework is set up, which helps to do some research on the relationship between commuters' travel pattern and urban structure, and a micro-macro simulation model is also given. With this framework and the model, a case study in Guangzhou's typical communities is carried out. The results show that there are some relationships between the development and organization of urban form and commuters' travel pattern, as well as the social aspect. The model simulating the image of the commuters and their evaluation on the environment is carried out as anticipated.

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ZHOU Suhong, YAN Xiaopei . The Impact of Commuters' Travel Pattern on Urban Structure: A Case Study in Some Typical Communities in Guangzhou[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2006 , 61(2) : 179 -189 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200602007


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