Authors: Yongjiu Xia*, Anhui jianzhu university ,china, youqing huang, state university of NewYork ,albany,USA
Topics: China, Population Geography, Asia
Keywords: low-income residents ,commute patterns,Influencing factors,Nanjing, China
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Roosevelt 0, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Since the 1990s, Chinese coastal cities have experienced large scale urban renewal and many low-income inner city residents have been relocated to subsidized housing at urban fringes.As a result, their daily lives have been affected significantly. Utilizing a unique survey of low-income displaced residents in 8 resettlement communities at the urban fringes of Nanjing city, China, this paper studies the patterns of and driving forces for commute to work and school among displaced low-income residents. Findings demonstrate that their commute patterns are shaped by both individual and community level factors, with the latter being more important. In addition, the pattern and dynamics of commute to work clearly change over time.