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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Jamieen
dc.contributor.authorRuggeri, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorSteemers, Koenen
dc.contributor.authorHuppert, Felicia Adinaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-05T13:21:24Z
dc.date.available2016-08-05T13:21:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-25en
dc.identifier.issn0013-9165
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/256981
dc.description.abstractEmpirical urban design research emphasizes the support in vitality of public space use. We examine the extent to which a public space intervention promoted $\textit{liveliness}$ and three key behaviors that enhance well-being (“connect,” “be active,” and “take notice”). The exploratory study combined directly observed behaviors with self-reported, before and after community-led physical improvements to a public space in central Manchester (the United Kingdom). Observation data ($\textit{n}$ = 22,956) and surveys (subsample = 212) were collected over two 3-week periods. The intervention brought significant and substantial increases in liveliness of the space and well-being activities. None of these activities showed increases in a control space during the same periods. The findings demonstrate the feasibility of the research methods, and the impact of improved quality of outdoor neighborhood space on liveliness and well-being activities. The local community also played a key role in conceiving of and delivering an effective and affordable intervention. The findings have implications for researchers, policy makers, and communities alike.
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant EP/P505445/1)
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectlivelinessen
dc.subjectwell-beingen
dc.subjectneighborhooden
dc.subjectpopulation interventionen
dc.subjecturban designen
dc.titleLively Social Space, Well-Being Activity, and Urban Design: Findings From a Low-Cost Community-Led Public Space Interventionen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from SAGE Publications via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013916516659108en
prism.endingPage716
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameEnvironment and Behaviouren
prism.startingPage685
prism.volume49en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.914
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0013916516659108en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-07-25en
dc.contributor.orcidRuggeri, David [0000-0002-8470-101X]
dc.contributor.orcidSteemers, Koen [0000-0001-8135-158X]
dc.contributor.orcidHuppert, Felicia Adina [0000-0003-2696-2286]
dc.identifier.eissn1552-390X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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