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Influence of Built Environment on Street Vitality: A Case Study of West Nanjing Road in Shanghai Based on Mobile Location Data

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School of Architecture, Huaqiao University, Xiamen 361021, China
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College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urban Renewal and Spatial Optimization Technology, Shanghai 200092, China
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Xiamen Urban Planning and Design Institute, Xiamen 361021, China
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Academic Editors: Gwanggil Jeon and Manuel Pinheiro
Sustainability 2021, 13(4), 1840; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041840
Received: 20 December 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2021 / Accepted: 4 February 2021 / Published: 8 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Big Data in a Sustainable Smart City)
A successful built environment is assumed to encourage street vitality in the time and space dimensions. The availability of mobile location data has made it possible to measure street vitality from a large-scale and multiperiod perspective. We used the mobile location data recorded in West Nanjing Road and the surrounding streets in Shanghai as a proxy for street activity, and introduced intensity and instability as indicators of street vitality to test whether there is still a correlation between street vitality and built environment in high-density cities, and whether there are applicable conditions. The results show that for spatial units with higher intensity, the street activities tend to be more unstable. It is more effective to promote street vitality by increasing the diversity of commercial formats. For the streets in high-intensity areas, increasing the mix degree of building functions and the development intensity of the surrounding blocks may not necessarily enhance the street vitality. The design of the external spaces is always an effective measure to maintain continuous vitality. Subway stations play a significant role in promoting street vitality. View Full-Text
Keywords: street vitality; built environment; mobile location data; street activity; Shanghai street vitality; built environment; mobile location data; street activity; Shanghai
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Wu, W.; Niu, X.; Li, M. Influence of Built Environment on Street Vitality: A Case Study of West Nanjing Road in Shanghai Based on Mobile Location Data. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1840. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041840

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Wu W, Niu X, Li M. Influence of Built Environment on Street Vitality: A Case Study of West Nanjing Road in Shanghai Based on Mobile Location Data. Sustainability. 2021; 13(4):1840. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041840

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Wu, Wanshu, Xinyi Niu, and Meng Li. 2021. "Influence of Built Environment on Street Vitality: A Case Study of West Nanjing Road in Shanghai Based on Mobile Location Data" Sustainability 13, no. 4: 1840. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041840

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