Sustainable Future Cities

Research Project , Research Report 2002

Noboru HARATA Dept. of Frontier Sciences, The Univ. of Tokyo
Katsutoshi OHTA Dept. of Urban Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo
Tetsuo KIDOKORO Dept. of Urban Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo
Yasunori MUROMACHI Interdisciplinary School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tomoyuki FURUTANI Dept. of Urban Engineering, The Univ. of Tokyo

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Asian mega-cities, Urban structure, Mobility, Environmental impacts, Compact city