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Speed, urbanity and urban planning


The speed of different urban transportsbecomes diversified, while the general speed of urbantransportation rises. Inspired by the new notion ofcity as a spatial system of social interaction,thisstudy finds that the transport speed, together withthe density, is one of the revelators of urbanity. Sincetraditional and static planning methods cans deal withtodays complicated city problems, it proposes todevelop a new planning approach through the inter-action between urban density and transports speed.Integration of transports speed into urban planningwill greatly contribute to the improvement of its con-trolling power.


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hal-00953543 , version 1 (28-02-2014)


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Jian Zhuo. Speed, urbanity and urban planning. City planning review, 2004, 1, pp.86-92. ⟨hal-00953543⟩
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