EFFECT OF SUBWAY DEVELOPMENT ON CONSUMPTION SPACE OF BIG CITIES
With Guangzhou as an example, this paper analyzes the effect of subway development on city consumption space by evaluating the consump- tion environment of stations along subway No 1, No 2, and No 3 by comprehensive indexes. The Fangcun, Gongyuanqian, Lieshilinyuan, Tiyuxilu, Jiangnanxi and Kecun are six representative stations according to the hierarchy of consumption environment. It dis- covers that the development of subway strengthens the hierarchical differentiation and functional differ- entiation of consumption space. The Beijing Xilu comprehensive consumption area and Tianhelu shop- ping and entertainment area are distinguished with other business areas. The behaviors of consumers and business dealers reflect that the subway development is reshaping consumption centers revealing the char- acteristics of experienced consumption in central city and practical consumption in suburb. The agglomera- tion effect of shopping center around subway stationis changing the daily consumption space. It concludes that the effect of subway development on consump- tion space is the results of brand identity and identity of shopping center lifestyle.