Journal article

Land use proportion and walking: Application of isometric substitution analysis

Takemi Sugiyama, Jerome N Rachele, Lucy D Gunn, Nicola W Burton, Wendy J Brown, Gavin Turrell

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Entropy measures of land use mix are a commonly used component of walkability. However, they present methodological challenges, and studies on their associations with walking have produced mixed findings. This study examined associations of the proportion of discrete land uses with walking, using isometric substitution models that take the complementary nature of land use proportions into account. Analysis of data collected from middle-aged adults living in Brisbane, Australia (n = 10,794) found that replacing residential or other land with commercial land was associated with higher levels of walking. The isometric substitution approach may explain the potential impact of land use changes on..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The HABITAT study was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants #1047453, #497236, and #339718, with support from the Brisbane City Council. JNR and LDG were supported by the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities Grant #1061404.