Journal article

Patterns of social capital associated with transit oriented development

Md Kamruzzaman, Lisa Wood, Julian Hine, Graham Currie, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell

Journal of Transport Geography | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

In policy circles, transit oriented development (TOD) is believed to enhance social capital, however empirical evidence of this relationship is lacking. This research compares levels of social capital between TOD vs. non-TOD areas in Brisbane, Australia. Using a Two Step cluster analysis technique, three types of neighbourhood groupings were identified based on net employment density, net residential density, land use diversity, intersection density, and public transport accessibility: TODs, transit adjacent development (TADs) and traditional suburbs. Two dimensions of social capital were measured (trust and reciprocity, connections with neighbours) based on factor analysis of eight items re..

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