Linking environment and behaviour studies with spatial information for the analysis of street networks in urban river settlements

Michaela Prescott, Yazid Ninsalam, Joerg Rekittke, Christophe Girot

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


High resolution and longitudinal geospatial analysis of social and behavioural studies of streets is often limited by the lack of layered contextual information. Specific to the site, socio-economic activities include home industries, home-based stalls, carts, and street vendors. Meanwhile, environmental behaviours include the addition and removal of vegetation, garbage disposal, and various community-based environmental programs. The lack of such contextual information may hinder a thorough understanding of the results and impede potential design strategies. A case study will be used to illustrate this approach within a street mapped at the street scale for an urban riverine settlement in Jakarta, Indonesia. ​Findings from this investigation provide a foundational understanding for more wide-ranging studies of river improvements in densely settled neighbourhoods, and serve to facilitate informed decision making for the conception of meaningful improvements and sustainable urban environments. ​

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventGreat Asian Streets Symposium 2014: Asian Urban Places - National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment., Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 11 Dec 201412 Dec 2014


ConferenceGreat Asian Streets Symposium 2014

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