A GIS-Based Framework for Sustainable Land-Use Decision-Making in Urban Renewal: A Case Study in Hong Kong

Hao Wang, Qiping Shen, Bo Sin Tang, Wei Zheng

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Abstract

Land resources are very limited in many high-density cities such as Hong Kong, and land supply is the major concern of local governments in these regions. Urban renewal provides an effective channel for adjusting land-use allocation and improving land-use efficiency (in a sense, increasing land supply). Under these circumstances, this paper develops a GIS-based framework consisting of a planning support model and a land information database to support the decision-making process of sustainable land use in urban renewal. Specifically, general criteria for land-use decision-making in urban renewal (including sustainability criteria) and the sources of the associated data are identified. An integrated approach to quantitatively assessing land-use suitability for sites to be redeveloped is developed. At last, application of this proposed framework is reported by showing analysis results of land-use suitability. It is proved that the framework is a useful tool for both practitioners and researchers involved in sustainable land use for urban renewal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2014
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1627-1642
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014 - Kunming, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201428 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period27/09/1428/09/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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