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Research on Job-Housing, Commuting in the Metropolis Based on Homo Urbanicus Theory: A Case of Zhuankou District, Wuhan
International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2016, Pages: 29-34
Received: Sep. 19, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 20, 2016; Published: Nov. 3, 2016
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Wei Wei, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Song Jingwen, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Hou Chuying, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Chen Wei, Central-South Architectural Design Institute, Wuhan, China
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On the basis of “Homo urbanicus” theory, this paper structures a system of job-housing-commuting study method with focus on spatial accessibility and satisfaction of commuting. Taking survey and research data on Zhuankou district, Wuhan as analysis samples. Based on the logical interpretation of effect and mechanism in commuting spatial contacts, this paper compares the features of job-housing and commuting which are influenced by attributes of “Homo urbanicus” (gender, age, life stage) and factors of human settlements (types of housing and Industry). it is found that the demander and supplier of opportunities for commuting spatial contacts, or to be exactly, workers and companies can reach a consensus by perspective taking and communicating, and trend to achieve balance of “self-good/common good”, although they have different expectations of desirable commuting. Finally, this paper explores the urban planning orientation to optimize commuting in metropolis industry cluster area, and proposes strategies from the thought of the “economic geometry analysis”.
Homo Urbanicus, Job-Housing Commuting, Satisfaction, Accessibility, Human-Oriented, Zhuankou
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Wei Wei, Song Jingwen, Hou Chuying, Chen Wei, Research on Job-Housing, Commuting in the Metropolis Based on Homo Urbanicus Theory: A Case of Zhuankou District, Wuhan, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2016, pp. 29-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20160203.12
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