The impact of multiple infrastructure investments on cross-border economic integration

Yuk Shing Cheng, Becky P.Y. Loo, Roger Vickerman

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    Abstract

    The completion of major new infrastructures has transformed inter-city connectivity in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA). Whilst it is too early to derive any results, this paper explores the challenges in modelling the impact of simultaneous multi-modal infrastructure investments in a cross-border context looking in particular at the impact on economic integration. The paper proposes measures of accessibility and connectivity for use in such a multi-modal context, recognising the unique characteristics of the cross-border arrangements between the PRC and the Hong Kong and Macau SARs. On the basis of these changes and using information on regional economic structures we explore the potential for further integration and the likely consequences of this, on mobility, future connectivity and economic performance. One key question is the extent to which such integration can derive solely from the transport improvements or will require a range of accompanying measures to ensure maximum advantage from the opportunities created.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationTransport and Smart Cities
    EditorsAndy H.F. Chow, S.M. Lo, Lishuai Li
    PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
    Pages457-464
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9789881581488
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 14 Dec 201916 Dec 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019: Transport and Smart Cities

    Conference

    Conference24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/12/1916/12/19

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Information Systems
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Transportation
    • Computer Networks and Communications

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Accessibility
    • Connectivity
    • Greater Bay Area
    • Infrastructure

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