Is availability of public open space equitable across areas?

Timperio, Anna, Ball, Kylie, Salmon, Jo, Roberts, Rebecca and Crawford, David 2007, Is availability of public open space equitable across areas?, Health & place, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 335-340.

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Title Is availability of public open space equitable across areas?
Author(s) Timperio, Anna
Ball, Kylie
Salmon, Jo
Roberts, Rebecca
Crawford, David
Journal name Health & place
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 335
End page 340
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) physical activity
socio-economic status
disadvantage
environment
neighbourhood
availability
ecological
parks
open space
recreation
Summary This study examined whether availability of public open spaces that can be used for recreation varies according to neighbourhood socio-economic disadvantage. Density and area of public open spaces were examined using a geographic information system and postal boundaries were used to define neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood socio-economic status (SES) was stratified into quintiles. Once neighbourhood population and geographic area were considered there were no differences in the number or total area of free-access, restricted access or sporting/recreation open spaces across quintiles of neighbourhood SES. Future research should examine whether the quality of public open spaces differ by neighbourhood SES.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003803

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