Cul-de-sac neighborhoods increase play opportunities for younger children, while older children benefit from neighborhoods with grid layouts.
People who visit natural places (such as woodlands) more frequently as children are more apt to value visits to green spaces as adults.
More often than not, the outdoor environment of a senior ‘retirement’ community is ignored and people focus on the attributes of a building's interior. However, the activities that can be offered on the outside of a building are almost limitless, constrained only by the imagination, and not by a person's age.
GIS can provide a multidimensional (visual, dynamic, holistic, and interactive) view of a neighborhood, so how can it best be used?
Landscape features affect preference for nature-laden locations.
Today there is increased interest in cultivating healthy life styles early in life. This study investigates how neighborhood design might affect the after-school activity levels of adolescent girls.
Group members value places more highly if the places in question are more closely tied to the identity of the group.
Urban places can sometimes be noisy, dirty, or unpleasant, but what makes them annoying?
Mentally fatigued individuals have different preferences for relaxation.
Researchers found that views indicating water was nearby were significantly more preferred than images of similar areas without visible water influences.