City Spaces and Human Relations in Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway: From Circulation to Everyday Life

Kin Wai Michael Siu, Zhao Tianjiao

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Subways have experienced a tremendous variety of development, securing their positions within cities and producing unique spaces whose characteristics have influenced human relations. This study focuses on the relationships between subways and the cities, spaces, and human relationships that surround them. It explores the connections between subways and the aforementioned elements (city, space, and human relations) to provide insight into how best to pursue improvements. The Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway's fame as a representational subway on a global scale makes it the ideal choice for a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-688
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013


  • City
  • everyday life
  • human behavior
  • Mass Transit Railway
  • space
  • subway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anthropology

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