Scientometric Analysis and Mapping of Transit-Oriented Development Studies

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Journal Article

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land use - transit oriented development, policy - sustainable


Scientometric analysis, transit-oriented development (tod), mapping knowledge domain, visualisation


Contemporary research on transit-oriented development (TOD) continues to progress within the context of sustainable development. Based on a scientometric analysis, this paper collected 507 articles from the Web of Science within the timespan of 1996–2021, and used VOSviewer to visually map and analyse the development of TOD studies, including yearly article distribution, main countries, organisations, highly co-cited documents, and burst keywords. We found documents with high co-citation strength in four clusters of TOD studies: impacts of TOD planning factors on transportation benefits; TOD typology, classification, and measurement; TOD contexts, experiences, difficulties, and solutions; TOD transit proximity and housing values.


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