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The value of the sense of community and neighbouring

journal contribution
posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Leila Mahmoudi Farahani
Today, urbanites are less involved in local communities which has resulted in a claim that the significance of local communities and the role of space and neighbourhood layout in the creation of local communities has been exaggerated. Such claims imply that feeling a sense of community among neighbourhood’s residents or an attachment to the community is not a value to the neighbourhood. Community research has developed a few indices for evaluating the sense of community and community attachment, but has not focused on the significance of a sense of community in neighbourhoods. The aim of this paper is to explore and review the significance of the sense of community, community attachment and neighbouring in the context of neighbourhoods. This review suggests that feeling a sense of community, attachment to community and neighbouring relationships can increase the feeling of safety and security, residential satisfaction, community identity, civic participation and mental health and well-being.

History

Journal

Housing, theory and society

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pagination

357 - 376

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

ISSN

1403-6096

eISSN

1651-2278

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, IBF, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research.