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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2023, 7(8); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070801.

Spatial Analysis of Transportation Networks for Urban Planning


Rubei Zhang

Corresponding Author:
Rubei Zhang

Nanjing Agricultural University, Xuanwu District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, 210095, China


This article explores the critical role of spatial analysis in optimizing urban transportation networks, highlighting its significance in addressing the challenges posed by rapid urbanization. The text begins by emphasizing the necessity of efficient transportation systems, introducing spatial analysis as an essential solution. The theoretical framework intertwines urban planning, geography, and computational sciences, laying the groundwork for understanding spatial analysis’s multifaceted nature. Two contrasting case studies, Singapore's success in transportation optimization through spatial analysis and Los Angeles's ongoing struggle with traffic congestion, provide real-world context and insights. The article further delves into the tools and applications of spatial analysis, demonstrating its breadth from traffic management to policy-making, and addresses challenges and future prospects with a focus on data integrity and system integration. The concluding discussion synthesizes these insights, advocating for the adoption of spatial analysis in urban planning to foster efficient, sustainable, and equitable transportation networks.


Spatial Analysis, Urban Transportation, Geographic Information Systems, Traffic Management

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Rubei Zhang. Spatial Analysis of Transportation Networks for Urban Planning. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2023) Vol.7, Issue 8: 1-5. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.2023.070801.


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