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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(4): 352-356 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.508

The Study of the Relationship between Accessibility and Mixed Land Use in Tainan, Taiwan

Shu-Wei Huang and Hsiu-I Hsieh
Abstract—Mixed land-use is one of the long-term policies to land management in most Asian countries. In the recent, it not only been advocated by new urbanism, but also the important land planning concept of smart growth and compact city in America and many European countries. Land use and transportation both are the important elements for urban and regional development. In the recent, new urbanism promoted mixed land use to be a land developmental type, in the meantime, the concept and importance of Transit-Oriented Development was emphasized. It was mean that mixed land use and transportation need to cooperate to achieve the goal of good urban development. In this paper, in addition to measure the degree of mixed land use, it also provides the new method and concept of accessibility, adopting the spatial accessibility of road network to examine the relationship between transportation system and mixed land-use, to view whether transportation system and mixed land-use can coordinate each other that it contributes to establish strategies for land use, transportation planning and management; on the other hand, the analysis theory and method can be used to explore the structure and patterns of urban development further for other relevant departments reference when establishing the policies.

Index Terms—Mixed land-use, diversity, space syntax.

The authors are with the Department of Environmental and Cultural Resources, National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (e-mail:,


Cite:Shu-Wei Huang and Hsiu-I Hsieh, "The Study of the Relationship between Accessibility and Mixed Land Use in Tainan, Taiwan," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 352-356, 2014.

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