The research of land use change around Mass Rapid Transit station - A case study of Taipei Muzha Line

Hsueh Sheng Chang, Meng Yao Lin

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After the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) systems have been constructed and connected, the change of accessibility might differ the land use tendency along the stations in Taipei. In addition, the character and orientation are different from stations to stations, and the land use tendency is worth to investigate. This paper choose Muzha Line as the research object. First of all, we catagorized stations according to the area of commercial and residential uses and diversity index. Furthermore, we used spatial analysis to review land use development pattern on each category and Markov chain to estimate the land use change tendency. The result refers that construction use is consistent with urban development, and the ratio of overall land use change types are 50% of construction use, 9% of agricultural and forest use, 14% of public facility use and 27% of others. As for the ratio of land use been changed, the ratio of construction use and others are the minimum and increasing with the distance to suburb, the ratio of public facility use is the highest in the living core area, and the ratio of agricultural and forest use both higher in the living core area and suburb while commercial core area is 0. The agricultural and forest use is the main urban development prepared area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-214
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Architecture and Planning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Urban Studies


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