Accessibility Assessment of Out-door Open Space for Active-aging Based Urban Design: Case Studies in Hong Kong
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AbstractAccessibility or mobility is one of the key factors to assess the fairness of urban space allocation and the balance for land use planning. Accessibility or mobility is also identified as one of the key features by numerous peer studies about the age-friendly community models. Hong Kong is a distinct hyper-density city with increasing number of population and only 1/4 of land to expand. The compact development mode and shortage of land resource raise difficulties for the city to maintain enough out-door open space. Besides, Hong Kong is also facing with the era of aging of population which calls for a series of adjustments in the practice of urban planning and design to satisfy the demands of senior citizens. To maintain feasible mobility for aging-group in the urban fabric is important for building up sustainable active-aging communities.
In this case, this research would like to use a GIS-based approach assisted by alternating heuristic algorithm to assess the accessibility to out-door open space in Hong Kong in terms of aging-friendliness. Result of this research could be reference for urban planners, designers and policy makers in future decision making supports.
All Author(s) ListTSOU Jin Yeu, LI Xiang, CHAN Chun Hong, LEUNG Chan Man
Name of ConferenceThe 3rd International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics in conjunction with 2017 Conference on Computer Applications in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCBEI & CCACHE 2017)
Start Date of Conference19/04/2017
End Date of Conference21/04/2017
Place of ConferenceTaipei
Country/Region of ConferenceTaiwan
Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics in conjunction with 2017 Conference on Computer Applications in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering
Year2017
PublisherICCBEI & CCACHE Organizing Committee
Place of PublicationTaiwan
Pages267 - 270
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsOpen Space, Accessibility, Active-aging, Urban Design, Hong Kong

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