THE SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CAR DEPENDENCE UNDER CHINESE SUBURBANIZATION : THE CASE OF SHENZHEN

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransportation and Infrastructure
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS)
EditorsZ. Leng, Y. H. Wang
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Pages403-408
ISBN (Print)9789881581433
StatePublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS): Transportation and Infrastructure
PlaceHong Kong
Period13 - 15 December 2014

Abstract

The suburbanization of Chinese metropolises has propelled a socio-spatial restructuring, placing many low-medium-income households in locations that are far away from urban centers, whilst transforming the inner city to the stronghold of higher socioeconomic status. These changes have brought about a series of consequences in transportation, such as longer commuting time and more car dependence. This paper underscores the uniqueness of socio-spatial pattern shaped by Chinese suburbanization and examines its spatial influence on car dependence. We chose Shenzhen, one of the major cities in China, as the case. The major dataset is Shenzhen 2010 travel Survey. The outcome of this study confirms that households' income levels decrease as the distance increases from the urban center. There exists a markedly spatial variance of socio-demographics among inner-city (with the highest income level), inner-suburban (with medium income level) and outer-suburban areas (with the lowest income level). The spatial disparity of incomes leads to various levels of car dependence in different metropolitan areas.

Research Area(s)

  • Car-dependence, China, Geographical scale, Socio-spatial context, Suburbanization

Citation Format(s)

THE SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CAR DEPENDENCE UNDER CHINESE SUBURBANIZATION : THE CASE OF SHENZHEN. / LIU, Qian; WANG, James J.

Transportation and Infrastructure: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS). ed. / Z. Leng; Y. H. Wang. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, 2014. p. 403-408.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review