Out of sight, out of mind : A comparative study of public bus terminals as civic spaces

Lawrence W.C. LAI*, Mark BAKER, Wilson W.S. LU, Mark H. CHUA, Daniel C.W. HO, Stephen N.G. DAVIES

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This is a trans-country investigation of the provision of bus terminals as sign structures that may affect their subjectivist recognition and hence design. In relation to real estate and commercial development, they are to be understood as socially significant civic spaces. The incorporation of public bus terminals into private developments can be used as a measure of the pressures occasioned by the commodification of land as ranked in terms of land values. This tends to put bus terminals out of sight and further diminish any public support for their conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCities
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords

  • Bus terminals
  • Civic spaces
  • Real estate development
  • Sign structures

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