A Data Analysis Study on Factors of the Pedestrian Flows in Two Different Underground Malls Using Space Syntax Measures: Case Comparisons in Nagoya, Japan

  • Akira OtaEmail author
  • Gadea Uriel
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Toshiyuki Kaneda
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This paper discusses factors of the pedestrian flows in two different underground malls by conducting multiple regression analysis with visibility measures based on space syntax theory and store proximity measures, etc. Both case studies are treated as a “coupled case” with regard to the directly neighboring spaces, i.e., the ground level sidewalks. They are separated into two complementary analyses and the results from both cases compared. In addition, this research will be examined as a “closed case,” limited exclusively to the underground mall area and compared with the coupled case.


Space syntax theory Underground mall Factor analysis Spatial configuration Pedestrian flows 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Ota
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gadea Uriel
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    • 1
  • Toshiyuki Kaneda
    • 2
  1. 1.Keio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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