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Localization of Transit-Oriented Development around China’s High-Speed Rail Stations: The Case of Jinan

Han, Mengxun

China's massive investment in urban rail presents opportunities for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) around High-Speed Rail (HSR) stations. Transit-Oriented Development is regarded as an alternative growth model for urban sprawl, which reduces auto-trips, encourages transit usage and forms attractive neighborhoods. It is highly desirable because of the traffic congestion and air pollution in most Chinese cities. This thesis studies the challenges of integrating land use and transportation around HSR stations by analyzing Jinan West Station District. Evidence shows that TOD plans around HSR are struggling and the benefit of HSR is exaggerated. Housing prices fall after a rise. Speculation and low tenant quality causes the place to be deserted. Over a hundred plans were made for the West Station District but the market is not responding. It becomes a typical example of a public action that doesn't generate long-lasting market response.


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Academic Units
Urban Planning
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
October 22, 2015