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Land use proportion and walking: application of isometric substitution analysis

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posted on 2019-05-01, 00:00 authored by Takemi Sugiyama, Jerome N Rachele, Lucy D Gunn, Nicola W Burton, Wendy J Brown, Gavin Turrell
Entropy measures of land use mix are a commonly used component of walkability. However, they present methodological challenges, and studies on their associations with walking have produced mixed findings. This study examined associations of the proportion of discrete land uses with walking, using isometric substitution models that take the complementary nature of land use proportions into account. Analysis of data collected from middle-aged adults living in Brisbane, Australia (n = 10,794) found that replacing residential or other land with commercial land was associated with higher levels of walking. The isometric substitution approach may explain the potential impact of land use changes on residents' walking.

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Journal

Health and place

Volume

57

Pagination

352-357

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1353-8292

eISSN

1873-2054

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Elsevier Ltd.

Publisher

Elsevier

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