Exploring the relationship between urban transportation energy consumptionand transition of settlement morphology A case study on Xiamen Island, China
Jian Zhoua, Jianyi Lina, Shenghui Cuia*, Quanyi Qiua, Qianjun Zhao
 
论文:Exploring the relationship between urban transportation energy consumptionand transition of settlement morphology A case study on Xiamen Island, China
   It is important to understand the settlement morphology and its transition process in the rapidurbanization cities of developing countries. It is equally important to learn about the relationshipsbetween transport energy consumption and the transition of settlement morphology and its underlyingprocesses. Finally, if the existing transportation technologies are already adequately meeting the envi-ronmental challenges of that sector then urban policies can serve as a guide to the transition of settle-ment morphology, especially for developing countries. Through the application of an integrated land useand transportation modeling system, TRANUS, the paper demonstrates that this transition will bringgreat changes to the urban spatial distribution of population, jobs and land use, and to residents’ travelpatterns, thus resulting in different transportation energy consumption and CO2emission levels, but thatthese changes can be managed through appropriate public policies.