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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/udi.2011.15
Railway stations in Japan and elsewhere are undergoing redevelopment to accommodate new spaces of consumption and leisure. Tokyo Station redevelopment is a representative case illustrating the experiment of integrating new facilities into an existing spatial system. The station’s image is being recast as an important urban centre in Tokyo with a particular mix of prestige business, shopping and unique entertainment venues. The walking network is being reconfigured in a larger space with a complex set of new land uses, leading to new spatial configurations and patterns of behaviour. These transformations support a new role for the station. The station redevelopment, along with related investments in the surrounding space represent a distinctly Japanese approach to transit-oriented development (TOD). This paper examines the urban design strategy underlying these transformations.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Geography, Planning and Environment|
|Authors:||Zacharias, John and Zhang, Tianxin and Nakajima, Naoto|
|Journal or Publication:||URBAN DESIGN International|
|Keywords:||train station, pedestrians, redevelopment, spatial behaviour|
|Deposited By:||DAVID MACAULAY|
|Deposited On:||16 Jul 2012 14:26|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2012 09:18|
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