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Challenges 2011, 2(4), 94-108; doi:10.3390/challe2040094

The Dynamics of People Movement Systems in Central Areas

Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., H 1255-26 (Hall Building), Montréal QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Received: 31 October 2011 / Accepted: 17 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges in City Design: Realize the Value of Cities)
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Abstract

Certain pedestrian facilities, by their nature and the spatial imperatives they impose, exert a powerful role in organizing and promoting the development of associated central places. The need for an expanded public space in the city has found expression in the new public spaces that have emerged in relation to this transport infrastructure within long developed urban environments. In contemporary, advanced urban society, such new spaces need to have polyvalent purposes and to respond to emergent demands. It is proposed that certain characteristics of these pedestrian systems support intensification and multiplication of activities over a particular spatial environment defined by activities. In the three cases—the Underground system of Montreal, Tokyo Station City and the Central Mid-levels Escalator area—common characteristics proposed as important to the achievement of the developmental goals include specific spatial relations, system open-endedness and structural complexity.
Keywords: pedestrians; central areas; pedestrian facilities; dynamics pedestrians; central areas; pedestrian facilities; dynamics
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