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More walkable neighborhoods are not necessarily better for building social capital between residents

Jun, Hee-Jung (2015) More walkable neighborhoods are not necessarily better for building social capital between residents. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (28 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In recent years, many urban theorists have argued that one solution to the apparent decline in social capital in cities is to build more walkable neighborhoods which will in turn enhance neighborhood sociability. In new research, Hee-Jung Jun examines the relationship between walkability and a neighborhood’s social environment. She finds that the relationship is not as straightforward as many have believed, with perceived – rather than physical – walkability being a much more important factor in encouraging social interaction.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 11:40
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64287

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