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Socialising in the suburbs: the impact of neighbourhood design on social interaction in low-density housing contexts

Abass, Zainab Ibrahim 2018, Socialising in the suburbs: the impact of neighbourhood design on social interaction in low-density housing contexts, Ph.D thesis, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University.

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Title Socialising in the suburbs: the impact of neighbourhood design on social interaction in low-density housing contexts
Author Abass, Zainab Ibrahim
Institution Deakin University
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D
Thesis advisor Tucker, RichardORCID iD for Tucker, Richard orcid.org/0000-0001-9989-251X
Date submitted 2018-05-22
Summary This study investigated the impact of the provision of different neighbourhood design characteristics on social interaction and its correlates in low density Australian suburbs. The findings show that physical design characteristics significantly predicted social interaction correlates, even allowing for the interaction of sociodemographic variables. Neighbourhood characteristics such as open spaces, street type, and tree coverage were the most powerful predictors; indicating that well-planned neighbourhoods are more satisfying places to live for residents. The findings suggest that the physical design characteristics of suburban neighbourhoods can have a significant impact on social interaction through residential satisfaction.
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
120508 Urban Design
Socio Economic Objective 879800 Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Description of original 343 p.
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30110915

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