Measuring the Influence of Built Environment on Walking Behavior: An Accessibility Approach

  • Guibo Sun
  • Hui Lin
  • Rongrong Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7478)


Walking behavior has been extensively studied from various perspectives. In this paper, we review the influence of built environment on walking behavior and argue that a longitudinal design with the change of built environment can identify the real influences. We then present a location-based walking accessibility measure for the impact evaluation and describe its methodology with an illustration in a hilly topography community that is experiencing a built environment changes.


built environment change walking behavior accessibility measure hilly community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guibo Sun
    • 1
  • Hui Lin
    • 1
  • Rongrong Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Space and Earth Information ScienceThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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