Street Urbanism

We are working on Street Urbanism which is supposed to be a bridge to connect urban studies with planning & design. In addition to the overall introduction online shared, I also attach several recent publications by our group.


Online introduction is available HERE


龙瀛 2016 时代建筑_街道城市主义.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB
龙瀛和高炳绪 2016 规划师_街道空间.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.7 MB
马尧天等 2016 北京规划建设_街道类型化.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.7 MB

Street vibrancy and its impact factors: A case study in Chengdu

Streets as traffic carrier and public space of a city, are playing increasingly important role in daily city life. We quantitatively explore the street vibrancy of Chengdu, while referring to the street urbanism proposed by Ying Long and Yao Shen in 2015. We first define the concepts of street, vibrancy and street urbanism, followed by developing the factors for quantitatively evaluating street vibrancy at the street level. These factors range from function density, function diversity, accessibility to metro stations, distance to city center and sub-centers, to street level and width. Linear regression has been adopted for identifying the impact of each factor on the street vibrancy, which is measured by population density derived from mobile phone traces. We specifically analyze the impact factors for public administration and service streets (Type A), commercial streets (Type B) and residential streets (Type C). As one of first studies on evaluating street vibrancy and its impact factors for the whole city, we expect this paper could shed light on the future urban studies.

龙瀛和周垠 2016 新建筑_街道活力.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.7 MB

and a case study in Beijing

郝新华等 2016 上海城市规划_北京街道活力.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.3 MB

and a study for night time vitality in Beijing

裴昱等 2018 城市建筑_夜间活力.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.1 MB

Large-scale Evaluation for Street Walkability

Methodological Improvements and the Empirical Application in Chengdu

The significant effect of walking on urban sustainability has attracted worldwide attention. More and more walkability evaluation studies have been conducted in recent years. In this paper, we revised the evaluation method for WalkScore via introducing street greenery and applied the revised method in Chengdu. The application results reveal that streets in residential areas are associated with greater WalkScore, in comparing with those in business areas. In addition, streets being closer to the city center, sub centers, subway stations and shopping centers have greater WalkScore values as well. 


Please see the following visualization of the main Chinese cities for a glance at the calculation results.

周垠和龙瀛 2017 上海城市规划_成都步行指数.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

Walkability for Main Chinese Cities 2017


Our report collaborated with NRDC in 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.4 MB
龙瀛等 2018 新建筑_中国街道步行指数.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

Walkability for Live-Work-Play Centers in Main Chinese Cities 2019


Our report collaborated with NRDC in 2019
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.6 MB
龙瀛等 2021 南方建筑_街道步行环境.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

A special issue on street walkability in Shanghai Planning Review


Full papers for the special issue
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.4 MB