- B. Science in Urban Planning, Tianjin University(China)
Urban Transit Culture and Implementation of BRT Systems in Chinese Cities
China Scholarship Council (CSC), University of Queensland International Scholarship
Using urban transit is an integral part of modern life and culture for many people. However, none has really answer the questions including: what is urban transit culture, what are the elements of urban transit culture, how does urban transit culture evolve and affect urban transit use. In addition, Bus Rapid Transit has been increasingly recognized as a cost-efficient transit alternative to rail-based transit. Many Chinese cities are planning to or have implemented BRT systems to achieve the goal of sustainable urban transport. Again, few have investigated the mechanism behind the success and failure of BRT systems in Chinese cities. In order to fill in these two gaps, I intend to study the connection between urban transit culture and BRT systems. People's attitude and travel behaviour and physical and operational features of BRT systems will be included in my study.
Born and rised in Beijing, China, I attented Tianjin University with the initial interests in Architecture. For some reason, I was assigned to the Department of Urban Design and Planning, where I found Urban Planning was such an interdiscipline area allowing people to investigate urban issues from quite different aspects. Now I am focusing on urban transport related issues.
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Last updated: Jun 3, 2013