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Urban Residents’ Preferred Walking Street Setting and Environmental Factors: The Case of Chengdu City
School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
School of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 611756, China
School of Architecture, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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Buildings 2023, 13(5), 1199; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13051199 (registering DOI)
Received: 31 March 2023
Revised: 24 April 2023
Accepted: 25 April 2023
Published: 30 April 2023
To date, most studies on building environments and walking behavior have utilized top-down approaches (e.g., big data or social media data) yet lack bottom-up approaches to verify their findings. Therefore, this study divided urban streets into three main settings (community streets, waterfront paths, and urban greenways) and collected data from a sample of 411 urban residents in Chengdu via an online questionnaire to examine the impact of street environmental factors on their choice of walking path. It was found that: (1) people with higher levels of education preferred streets with water bodies as walking paths; (2) the environmental quality of the physical and aesthetic aspects both had an impact on residents’ choices, and the aesthetic environmental quality had a stronger impact; (3) the impact of most infrastructures on community streets was stronger than on other streets; (4) residents were more concerned about the environmental quality of waterfront paths and urban greenways. Based on these findings, three design patterns for residents’ preferred street environments are proposed.
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Yan, Q.; Luo, S.; Jiang, J. Urban Residents’ Preferred Walking Street Setting and Environmental Factors: The Case of Chengdu City. Buildings 2023, 13, 1199.
Yan Q, Luo S, Jiang J. Urban Residents’ Preferred Walking Street Setting and Environmental Factors: The Case of Chengdu City. Buildings. 2023; 13(5):1199.
Yan, Qian, Shixian Luo, and Jiayi Jiang. 2023. “Urban Residents’ Preferred Walking Street Setting and Environmental Factors: The Case of Chengdu City” Buildings 13, no. 5: 1199.
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