—TOD-related studies have mostly come with
empirical models and urban design concepts, lacking
theoretical basis and perched on pending assessment about
whether regional planning is in line with the TOD ideas and
orientation. Therefore, how to alter the current TOD patterns
by, instead, taking the walking environment as the main appeal
in order to shape up friendly living surroundings has become
the top issue in the development of Taiwan's TOD cities. In the
discussions, this paper tries to explain how to rearrange the
land use around MRT stations in order to get people attracted
to walking. The main results of this study include proposed
integration of TOD land development with the walking
environment and, based on the analytical findings, bringing in
TOD ideas and concepts for future land development.
—Transit-oriented development, space syntax,
C. N. Li is with Department of Natural Resource, Chinese Culture
University, Taipei, Taiwan, 11114 (e-mail: email@example.com).
Y. K. Hsieh is with Graduate Institute of Architecture and Urban Design,
Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 11114 (e-mail:
Cite: C. N. Li and Y. K. Hsieh, "Apply Space Syntax to Design a TOD land Use Plan," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 503-507, 2014.