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Planning walkable neighborhoods: are we overlooking diversity in abilities and ages?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 06:32 authored by Lisa StaffordLisa Stafford, Baldwin, C
Despite growing numbers of studies on planning walkable neighborhoods, few have included people with diverse abilities across the age spectrum. This article demonstrates a need for more inclusion of human diversity in walkable neighborhoods research to better inform policy, planning, and design interventions that are spatially and socially just for all ages and all abilities. Our study addresses this through a critical review of the literature, highlighting existing research practices, known person–environment influences on walkability, and limitations within current knowledge. We recommend future integrated and inclusive research directions to encapsulate diversity of abilities and ages in walkable neighborhood studies.
Publication titleJournal of Planning Literature
Department/SchoolSchool of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
PublisherSage Publications Inc
Place of publication2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, USA, Ca, 91320
Rights statementCopyright The Author(s) 2017