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Walkable ecologies

Drawing upon research done in the field of Space Syntax which has produced significant contributions in the study of urban morphology and its correlation with pedestrian movement patterns (Hillier & Hanson, 1984 ; Hillier, 1996); this research applies a space syntax methodology in assessing planned proposals to deconstruct the complexities in restructuring pedestrian movement. This approach is applied in a case study of Singapore where recent planning proposals have called for a paradigm shift, transitioning from existing vehicular movement to “car-lite” towns (Hee et al, 2016). This application in space syntax methodology will serve to assess the feasibility of Singapore’s vision of car-lite regional hubs in its vision of transitioning away from car-centric developments, relying on active mobility - otherwise known as pedestrian movement and active forms of travel such as cycling, in town or neighbourhood centres (Hee et al, 2016). Therefore, this assessment focuses on evaluating designated neighbourhoods through their existing urban morphology and infrastructure on how well they support aspects of pedestrian walkability and local to global pedestrian accessibility. The neighbourhoods in focus are the Jurong Lake District which has been gazetted for development as a car-lite precinct and Tengah, a new neighbourhood development located adjacent to Jurong Lake District, planned for active pedestrian usage with a car-lite town centre (Zhaki, 2018).

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