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Spatial Structure in Chinese and Japanese Cities: A Comparative Study of the Supergrid and Superblock Structure

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dc.contributor.author Chen, Xiao Fei es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=108.93976999999995; north=34.341574; name= Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, Xina es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=135.75559680000003; north=35.0212466; name= Kyōto-fu 602-8041, Japó es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=118.796877; north=32.060255; name=Nanjing, China es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=135.50216509999996; north=34.6937378; name=Japó, Ōsaka-fu es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T07:34:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T07:34:44Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-20
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490485743
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/113404
dc.description.abstract [EN] Supergrids and Superblocks form an urban structure that extends across large areas of many Chinese and Japanese cities. The grid structures consist of wide roads at a city scale and define Superblocks, each with a network of narrower streets. My paper investigates the form-function interrelationships of these structures from morphological perspectives against a backcloth of theory that stresses an integrated network of streets as the prerequisite for a convenient and synergetic environment, with a specific focus on road/street networks, and mix and distribution of functional activities. Both qualitative and quantitative methods (including space syntax) are used to investigate four Superblocks from two pairs of Chinese and Japanese cities: Xi’an and Kyoto, and Nanjing and Osaka, from three aspects: integration, connection and interaction. Here I focus on the Nanjing-Osaka pair and the findings demonstrate clear but divergent patterns between the two cities, which are indicative of general differences between Chinese and Japanese Superblocks: there are very strong interrelationships between the street network and distribution of activities in the Japanese Superblocks, but these are much less evident in the Chinese Superblocks and this results largely from the extensive Chinese cultural practice of building walls around compounds. It reveals some structural disadvantages, leading to congestion of traffic and functional activities in some strategic locations in Chinese Superblocks. It also highlights some crucial qualities in the structures of many Japanese Superblocks that can provide inspiration for China’s future urban development and possibly for cities in other parts of the world. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship All maps and data are collected and created by the author, who is partially funded by the University of Sydney for the on-site fieldwork in the two cities. es_ES
dc.format.extent 13 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof 24th ISUF International Conference. Book of Papers es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Supergrid and Superblock es_ES
dc.subject Urban morphology es_ES
dc.subject China and Japan es_ES
dc.title Spatial Structure in Chinese and Japanese Cities: A Comparative Study of the Supergrid and Superblock Structure es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/ISUF2017.2017.4555
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Chen, XF. (2018). Spatial Structure in Chinese and Japanese Cities: A Comparative Study of the Supergrid and Superblock Structure. En 24th ISUF International Conference. Book of Papers. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 125-137. doi:10.4995/ISUF2017.2017.4555 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename 24th ISUF 2017 - City and Territory in the Globalization Age es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate Septiembre 27-29,2017 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/ISUF/ISUF2017/paper/view/4555 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 125 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 137 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 4555 es_ES


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