Coley, R.L., F.E. Kuo & W.C. Sullivan, 1997, Where does community grow? The social context created by nature in urban public housing, in: Environment and Behavior, 29, 4
- Author : Coley, R.L., F.E. Kuo & W.C. Sullivan
- Year : 1997
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 29
- Pages : 468-494
- Abstract in English : This study examines trees influences the use of outdoors public spaces in two public houses developments. Spaces with trees attracted larger groups of people, as well more mixed groups of youth and adults, than did spaces devoid of nature. In addition, more dense groupings of trees and trees that are located close to public housing buildings attracted lager groups of people. Natural elements such as trees may promote opportunities for social interactions.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: benefits of nature, neighbourhood, quality, social control, societal significance, trees, planting design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.