Journal article

Traditional and novel walkable built environment metrics and social capital

MJ Koohsari, T Nakaya, GR McCormack, A Shibata, K Ishii, A Yasunaga, T Hanibuchi, K Oka

Landscape and Urban Planning | Published : 2021

Abstract

A rapidly growing body of literature has explored associations between urban design attributes, which are conducive to walking, and social capital. The current study aimed to build on the limitations of previous research. Specifically, this study estimated the associations between traditional and novel walkable built environment metrics and social capital among a sample of adults in Japan. Data (n = 1010) from a randomly selected cross-section of residents (40–69 years old) from two areas in Japan were included. Social capital was assessed by questionnaires. Several objective and perceived walkable built environment attributes were calculated. Covariate-adjusted multivariable linear regressi..

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