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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 214; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10010214

Evaluation and Planning of Urban Green Space Distribution Based on Mobile Phone Data and Two-Step Floating Catchment Area Method

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Department of Graphics and Digital Technology, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Department of Urban Planning, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Received: 27 December 2017 / Revised: 13 January 2018 / Accepted: 14 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Abstract

Urban green space is closely related to the quality of life of residents. However, the traditional approach to its planning often fails to address its actual service capacity and users’ demand. In this study, facilitated by mobile phone location data, more specific features of the spatial distribution of urban residents are identified. Further, population distribution in relation to traffic analysis zones is mapped. On this basis, the two-step floating catchment area method (2SFCA) is adopted in combination with urban green space planning to evaluate the per capita area of green space and its accessibility in practice. Subsequently, classification of per capita area and spatial distribution of green spaces within the study area are obtained; thus, urban districts currently with low accessibility to green areas are identified and can be deemed as key areas for the planning of green areas in the future. The study concludes that mobile phone data can be used to more accurately map the spatial distribution of residents; while, the 2SFCA offers a more comprehensive quantitative measuring of the supply and demand of green spaces. The two combined can be used as an important basis for decision-making in the planning of urban green spaces. Since urban green space can be regarded as a kind of public facility, the methodology of the present study is also believed to be applicable in studies of other types of urban facilities. View Full-Text
Keywords: two-step floating catchment area method; urban public green space; mobile phone location data; urban planning two-step floating catchment area method; urban public green space; mobile phone location data; urban planning
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Wu, H.; Liu, L.; Yu, Y.; Peng, Z. Evaluation and Planning of Urban Green Space Distribution Based on Mobile Phone Data and Two-Step Floating Catchment Area Method. Sustainability 2018, 10, 214.

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