TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): 142-149.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002799

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Morphology Development and Optimization of Huangzhou Urban Area Based on Space Syntax

HE Fei1,HUANG Yongqi2   

  1. (1.School of Urban and Environment,Liaoning Normal University,Dalian 116029,China;2.School of Tourism Culture and Geographical Science, Huanggang Normal University,Huanggang 438000,China)
  • Online:2016-01-05 Published:2016-01-05

Abstract: Based on the urban road network of Huangzhou in 1995, 2005 and 2013, through axis map analysis of space syntax and embedding Axwoman 6.0 system into GIS general technical platform, this paper establishes spatial synergy degree of city in different periods from global integration values and local integration values and discusses the relationship between the road network pattern and urban morphology. The results show that: The high diagram of global integration region of Huangzhou urban area extends continuously from “axis” to “area”; The urban space has a high synergy degree as a whole, with a downward trend; urban morphology shows core-expanding, space- complicating and form-disordering characteristics. We argue that Huangzhou’s problems are: single-center structure and increasingly chaotic urban morphology. Therefore, we put forward some suggestions for the development of the city as follows: 1) More centers should be built to release the function of urban core; 2) Traffic system should be planned more reasonably to promote the development of surrounding districts; 3) Urban land use should be planned more scientifically to reverse the chaotic development trend.

Key words: urban morphology, space syntax, integration value, synergy degree, Huangzhou District