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Percieved Urban Design Qualities and Affective Experience of Walking

Johansson, Maria LU ; Sternudd, Catharina LU and Kärrholm, Mattias LU (2016) In Journal of Urban Design 21(2). p.256-275
Abstract
This study investigates associations between perceived micro-level urban design qualities, the affective experience of walking, and intention to walk specific routes in the neighbourhood. A total of 106 residents assessed on-site three routes planned for walking in semi-central neighbourhoods. In the prediction of the residents’ intention to choose to walk and intention to avoid walking the route, perceived urban design qualities were mediated by the affective experience of valence of the walk. The perceived complexity and aesthetic quality, upkeep and order, and the presence of well-maintained greenery, were identified as important. These perceived urban design qualities and affective experiences varied between the three routes, but also... (More)
This study investigates associations between perceived micro-level urban design qualities, the affective experience of walking, and intention to walk specific routes in the neighbourhood. A total of 106 residents assessed on-site three routes planned for walking in semi-central neighbourhoods. In the prediction of the residents’ intention to choose to walk and intention to avoid walking the route, perceived urban design qualities were mediated by the affective experience of valence of the walk. The perceived complexity and aesthetic quality, upkeep and order, and the presence of well-maintained greenery, were identified as important. These perceived urban design qualities and affective experiences varied between the three routes, but also within the routes. It is proposed that understanding of site-specific affective experience of walking environments could serve as guidance for urban design practices. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This study investigates associations between perceived micro-level urban design qualities, the affective experience of walking, and intention to walk specific routes in the neighbourhood. A total of 106 residents assessed on-site three routes planned for walking in semi-central neighbourhoods. In the prediction of the residents’ intention to choose to walk and intention to avoid walking the route, perceived urban design qualities were mediated by the affective experience of valence of the walk. The perceived complexity and aesthetic quality, upkeep and order, and the presence of well-maintained greenery, were identified as important. These perceived urban design qualities and affective experiences varied between the three routes, but also within the routes. It is proposed that understanding of site-specific affective experience of walking environments could serve as guidance for urban design practices.},
  author       = {Johansson, Maria and Sternudd, Catharina and Kärrholm, Mattias},
  issn         = {1357-4809},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {256--275},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Urban Design},
  title        = {Percieved Urban Design Qualities and Affective Experience of Walking},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2015.1133225},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2016},
}