The study investigated the relationship between neighborhood design and individual levels of social capital. The analyses indicate that persons living in walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods have higher levels of social capital compared with those living in car-oriented suburbs. Respondents living in walkable neighborhoods were more likely to know their neighbors, participate politically, trust others, and be socially engaged.

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Published on 09/01/03

Author: Kevin M. Leyden

Collection: Benefits of Trails

Type: Article


Tags: Research, Urban