Research and Application on HOPSCA model in suburb area

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för planering och mediedesign

Author: Haiping Ma; [2012]

Keywords: Urban complex; HOPSCA; suburb area;


In recent years, with the rapid growth of economy in China, many cities develop towards the direction of diversification of life and culture. Diversification of life means variety of transportation choice, different culture mixture and so on. At present, with the development of suburb areas in most cities, the problems of how to make full use of the land resources and make the suburb area attractive, livable and dynamic becomes more and more important. The thesis investigates if the HOPSCA model is a good choice to achieve the goal. The HOPSCA model of urban complex is a new way to build a diversified, integrated and dynamic suburb in a city. Therefore, the topic about the application of HOPSCA model in a suburb area is well worth researching. This paper starts with issues at the forefront of the development of suburban areas in the background of rapid city booming and points out the most important problems during the process of development of a suburb area in China. After that, this paper introduces the HOPSCA model of urban complex as a new concept to address the problems. The main theories and application methods are both researched in this paper. Based on the research on urban complex and HOPSCA model and example studies, the paper tries to do a critical research on the development of suburb area by using HOPSCA model as tool, which is mainly about characteristics, advantages and the spatial organization and function organization. Those theoretical tools and example experiences are all applied into the design case in Yiwu for practice.

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