WIT Press

The High Density Vertical City: A Trade-off Between Transit Efficiency And Living Space Provision

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980571

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

985 kb

Author(s)

A.H.S. Cook

Abstract

The reasons for the car's success are well known. Personalised transport provides comfort, convenience and flexibility. Can the success of the car in providing accessibility and mobility be challenged by mass transit? Hong Kong is often held up as a model of a modern international city that has developed a successful and efficient transit-based transport system, a city where the car is not the prime people mover. What is the Hong Kong model? How does Hong Kong's ultra high density urban structure compare with other Asian and with European cities? This paper addresses the above questions in examining the interaction of transport and land-use in Hong Kong. The main theme is that there is a very str

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