Combining space syntax with GIS-based built environment measures in pedestrian walking activity

Sugie Lee, Kyung Wook Seo

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Abstract

This study combines space syntax measures and GIS-based built environment variables for an analysis of pedestrian walking volume using the walking survey data for 10,000 locations across the city of Seoul. The results indicate that two syntactic variables of global integration and control show statistically significant associations with the average walking volume for weekdays in Seoul. Global integration measure shows a statistically significance in residential zone, but it did not show any association with walking volume in commercial zone. On the other hand, control value shows a statistically significance in commercial zone, but it did not show any association with walking volume in residential zone. Of built environment variables, statistically significant variables are net employment density and net commercial land use density variables. Accessibility measures to pubic transportation and urban design characteristics show statistically significant association with pedestrian walking volume. This study concludes that combining space syntax with GIS-based built environment measures has a great potential for analyzing pedestrian walking activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Space Syntax Symposium
EditorsYoung Ook Kim, Hoon Tae Park, Kyung Wook Seo
PublisherSejong University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9788986177213
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Oct 312013 Nov 3

Publication series

Name2013 International Space Syntax Symposium

Other

Other9th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period13/10/3113/11/3

Keywords

  • Built environment
  • GIS
  • Space syntax
  • Urban morphology
  • Walking

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