The rapid high-speed railway development in China has faced many institutional challenges for the integrated development of transport and land use in station areas. This paper aims to gain insight into the institutional rules that structure the actors’ interactions and how they influence the integrated development in station areas. The Institutional Analysis and Development framework has been applied to a specific action situation, named Lanzhou West HSR station area in China. The findings from interviews, document analysis, and field visits reveal that Chinese institutional rules obstruct interactions between actors, thereby hampering the integrated development of functions in HSR station areas.
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This work was supported by China Scholarship Council: [Grant Number 201708620179] and the Delft University of Technology. The authors would like to thank all the interviewees for providing invaluable information. We would also like to thank the two anonymous referees and editors for their insightful comments.
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