Changing urban form in Hong Kong: What are the challenges on sustainable transportation?

Becky. P. Y. LOO, Sin Yin Alice CHOW

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Abstract

This study examines the changing urban form and its implications on sustainable transportation in Hong Kong. It begins by classifying the city into the traditional urban core, new growth, and rural areas. Like many other parts of the world, more and more people in Hong Kong have opted to live farther away from the core areas over the past few decades. What are the implications on people's travel behavior and, hence, the sustainability of the city's transportation system? The findings shed light on the implications of urban expansion on sustainable transportation, especially in Asian cities characterized by lower car ownership rates and more compact urban development. Copyright © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-193
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Citation

Loo, B. P. Y., & Chow, A. S. Y. (2008). Changing urban form in Hong Kong: What are the challenges on sustainable transportation? International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2(3), 177-193. doi: 10.1080/15568310701517331

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • New growth areas
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Travel characteristics

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