Activity space of regional high speed rail corridor in information era: Conceptual model and research framework
TANG Jia;ZHEN Feng;QIN Xiao;School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University;
As one of the most important infrastructures of regions and cities, information technology and high speed rail have been affecting the residents' behavior and activities. As a result, a new type of residents' activity space featured by high flowability has been gradually formed in regional high speed rail corridor in information era, promoting research on activity space into a new period. Against the backdrop, it is necessary to transform the traditional research paradigm based on advanced information and transportation technology and explore the basic forms, characteristics and research paradigm of activity space in the new period.Therefore, this paper tries to construct a conceptual model of activity space of regional high speed rail corridor in information era, exploring its composition, formation mechanism as well as its characteristics from the perspective of its attributes, scale, form and structure. Based on this, a research framework has been proposed by analyses of the theoretical supporting system,data and methods, the key research contents, and practical application of activity space in the new period, which is constructed based on space of flow theory, diverse data and new research methods, with the aim to explore the interaction between activities and spatial elements as well as its mechanism and spatial effects, and ultimately contribute to people-oriented regional planning. This research framework will enrich and deepen the research system of activity space and provide references for empirical study and regional planning of high speed rail corridor.