International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
Vol. 11, No. 8, 2014, pp. 2337-2346
Bioline Code: st14224
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 8, 2014, pp. 2337-2346
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Impact of ubiquitous computing technologies on changing travel and land use patterns|
Lee, S.H.; Leem, Y.T. & Han, J.H.
This paper utilizes urban growth models to
examine future patterns in urban land uses and travel
behaviour that may occur during the transition of South
Korea’s Siheung city into a post-ubiquitous city. In particular,
this study adopts the cellular automata and gravity
models in order to produce simulated spatial–temporal
structures of urban land uses and provide estimates in trip
frequencies over time by vehicular travel. Through the
application of such models, several findings relevant to the
land use planning and urban infrastructure management of
Siheung city’s transitional phase can be demonstrated.
First, predicted changes in urban form are typified through
gradual spatial–temporal shifts which, in turn, culminate to
produce decentralization and an alternative concentration
in polycentric urban land uses. Such findings have a basis
in transitional rules which reflect the emphasis of the
nation-wide policy of ubiquitous cities on developing a
polycentric digital network with higher density living.
Additionally, changes in travel behaviour can be shown
through estimated increases in short-distance travels and
associated decreases in long-distance travels decrease.
Accordingly, it is estimated that over time the total travel
distance decreased by a range of 18.4 to 21.8 %, with a
possible reduction of carbon emission.
Cellular automata; Compact city; Ubiquitous city; Land use; Travel patterns
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