This project aims: (1) to compare urban structure and mobility of Eastern Asian mega-cities, (2) to make a land use and transportation model system and (3) to analyze environmental and mobility impacts by urban structural changes quantitatively. Tokyo metropolitan area, Metro-Manila and Bangkok metropolitan region (BMR) are selected as study areas. First, urban activity structure and mobility such as commuting flow, modal share and auto-ownership are compared. Secondly, a prototype of land use and transportation model is estimated in BMR. Finally, long-term urban structure scenarios are applied to calculate environmental impacts caused by auto use.
Asian mega-cities, Urban structure, Mobility, Environmental impacts, Compact city