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Article: Does walking in the neighbourhood enhance local sociability?

TitleDoes walking in the neighbourhood enhance local sociability?
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Issue Date2007
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://usj.sagepub.com/
Citation
Urban Studies, 2007, v. 44 n. 9, p. 1677-1695 How to Cite?
AbstractThe walkability of urban neighbourhoods has emerged as a strong component in policy and design models for active, liveable communities. This paper examines the proposition that more walkable neighbourhoods encourage local social interaction, a sense of community, informal social control and social cohesion; and that the relationship is explained by walking for transport or for recreation. Multilevel analyses of data from an Australian sample showed a modest association between the walkability of a neighbourhood and sense of community only. Walking for transport, but not recreation, mediated this relationship although the effect was small. These results support contentions that 'walkability' is more complex than usually defined and that factors influencing neighbourhood sociability extend beyond issues of urban form.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176038
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.934
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.567
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dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Nen_US
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dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:04:39Z-
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dc.description.abstractThe walkability of urban neighbourhoods has emerged as a strong component in policy and design models for active, liveable communities. This paper examines the proposition that more walkable neighbourhoods encourage local social interaction, a sense of community, informal social control and social cohesion; and that the relationship is explained by walking for transport or for recreation. Multilevel analyses of data from an Australian sample showed a modest association between the walkability of a neighbourhood and sense of community only. Walking for transport, but not recreation, mediated this relationship although the effect was small. These results support contentions that 'walkability' is more complex than usually defined and that factors influencing neighbourhood sociability extend beyond issues of urban form.en_US
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dc.titleDoes walking in the neighbourhood enhance local sociability?en_US
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