Chinese urbanisation powered by high-speed rail: challenges for hyper densities and diversities

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Abstract


This research focuses on the unique phenomenon of the 'high-speed-rail oriented new town' (HONT) in contemporary China, a form of urbanisation that has been widely emerging around the station nodes of the nation's fast-expanding high-speed-rail network. By investigating the challenges and features in HONT practices, the research attempts to decode the relationship between rail infrastructure and urban living through studying theories and comparing cases from within and beyond China. The author argues that 'high density' and 'rich diversity' achieved through integrated rail-city relationship are fundamental principles in HONT developments, which are then tested to be applicable in a real project.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date8 Jun 2017
DOIs
StateUnpublished - 2017

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