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Is availability of public open space equitable across areas?

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posted on 01.06.2007, 00:00 authored by Anna TimperioAnna Timperio, Kylie BallKylie Ball, Jo SalmonJo Salmon, Rebecca Roberts, David CrawfordDavid Crawford
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.

History

Journal

Health & place

Volume

13

Issue

2

Pagination

335 - 340

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

1353-8292

eISSN

1873-2054

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Elsevier