The role of green spaces in increasing social interactions in neighborhoods with periodic markets

Aram, Farshid and Solgi, Ebrahim and Holden, Gordon (2019). The role of green spaces in increasing social interactions in neighborhoods with periodic markets. "Habitat International", v. 84 ; pp. 24-32. ISSN 01973975. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.12.004.

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Title: The role of green spaces in increasing social interactions in neighborhoods with periodic markets
Author/s:
  • Aram, Farshid
  • Solgi, Ebrahim
  • Holden, Gordon
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Habitat International
Date: 2019
ISSN: 01973975
Volume: 84
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Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

In this research, the effects of green spaces on the extent of residents’ socialization behavior as well as the actual presence of people in neighborhood open spaces where daily markets are held, were investigated. The statistical population of this research included residents in six neighborhoods in Hamadan City where daily markets are held. More specifically, social participation in three neighborhoods where the venue of daily markets enjoys green space was compared with three corresponding neighborhoods, where the venue of daily markets lacked green space. The results of the research indicated that in neighborhoods where periodic markets are held in venues with green space, the extent of visits to the market and social behavior, specifically, acquaintance of neighbors with each other, sense of belonging, and the level of cooperation, were greater than that of neighborhoods with no green space. Moreover, effective indices that influence the quality of green spaces were also obtained. These indices, in order of significance, are 1. The aesthetic allure of urban furniture; 2. Suitable vegetation; 3. Sufficiency of urban furniture and; 4. Suitable flooring.

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Item ID: 62470
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/62470/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:62470
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.12.004
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.12.004
Deposited by: Farshid Aram
Deposited on: 11 Apr 2020 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2020 09:28
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