This 2012 report is still relevant and provides transit-oriented design guidelines for cities in China, although is useful around the world. It was written as part of the Low-Carbon Cities Program.
The report is divided into Land Use and Urban Design and Circulation Systems, and provides two case studies, Chenggong New Town and Yuelai Eco-City.
Eight design principles for low-carbon urban development:
- Develop neighborhoods that promote walking.
- Prioritize bicycle networks.
- Create dense networks of streets and paths.
- Support high quality transit.
- Zone for mixed-use neighborhoods.
- Match density to transit capacity.
- Create compact regions with short commutes.
- Increase mobility by regulating parking and road use
You can find more about the authors of the report here:
- China Sustainable Transport Center: CSTC
- The Energy Foundation: Home — ENERGY FOUNDATION CHINA
- Calthorpe Associates: https://www.calthorpe.com/