Journal article

Street space renaissance: A spatio-historical survey of two Asian cities

Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Hitoshi Ieda

Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies | Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies | Published : 2005


The Western-influenced street design concepts have failed to address problems uniquely experienced within Asian streets. This results in unsound solutions and overshadows the need to conserve our unique heritage. To achieve a sustainability-oriented mobility culture requires the revival of the Asian street culture based on the premise that the present space utilization is a consequence of and reflects the underlying pedestrian culture of the past. The discussion centers on street space development in two Asian cities, namely: Edo period Tokyo, under seclusion policy, and Manila, a colonial city. The study draws on the historical survey of urban spaces, visual analysis of pictorial representa..

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