Search for dissertations about: "walkability"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word walkability.

  1. 1. Walkability as an Urban Design Problem : Understanding the activity of walking in the urban environment

    Author : Eunyoung Choi; Lars Marcus; John Peponis; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Walkability; Pedestrian; Urban Design;

    Abstract : The planning and design of the walkable environment is receiving more and more attention for its various benefits related to public health, sustainability, economy, or social life. Therefore, there is a growing need for knowledge about the walkability of the built environment. READ MORE

  2. 2. Neighborhood environment and physical activity

    Author : Ulf Eriksson; kardiovaskulär epidemiologi och levnadsvanor Allmänmedicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; walkability; land use; residential density; physical activity pattern; accelerometer; public health; walking; GIS; physical activity; Neighborhood;

    Abstract : Introduction Insufficient levels of physical activity are one of the top contributors to global mortality, and it is an important public health priority to increase the proportion of physically active people in the population. The interest in environmental determinants of physical activity has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. READ MORE

  3. 3. Urban outdoor lighting : Pedestrian perception, evaluation and behaviour in the lit environment

    Author : Johan Rahm; Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Outdoor lighting; Street lighting; Pedestrian; Walking; Walkability; Perceived safety; Urban design; Perception; Environmental psychology; Elderly; Mobility;

    Abstract : Walking plays an essential role in sustainable transport systems, as nearly all journeys in the urban environment incorporate walking in one way or another. In parts of the world, for long periods of the year, seasonal variation in daylight hours means that pedestrians must rely on outdoor lighting to make cities accessible after dark. READ MORE

  4. 4. Spatial Analysis and Modeling for Health Applications

    Author : Lars Skog; Yifang Ban; Matthew Smallman-Raynor; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Sweden; spatial analysis; spatial modeling; spatio-temporal spread; epidemiology; pandemic; walkability; health; Russian influenza; Asian influenza; A H1N1 pdm09; GWM; climate factors;

    Abstract : Despite the benefits of applying methods of geographic information science (GIScience), the use of such methods in health service planning and provision remains greatly underutilized. Spread of epidemic diseases is a constant threat to mankind and the globalization of the world increases the risk for global attacks from multi-resistant bacteria or deadly virus strains. READ MORE

  5. 5. Walking as a transport mode : Examining the role of preconditions, planning aspects and personal traits for the urban pedestrian

    Author : David Lindelöw; Trafik och väg; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Walking; walkability; built environment; everyday life; transport planning; pedestrian;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to examine how walking as a transport mode is constructed in the planning realm, affected by the built environment and perceived by the individual. This aim is related to the following research questions: (1) How are pedestrians and walking understood, constructed and perceived in the planning context? (2) How does individual traits and the built environment affect the propensity of walking?The thesis starts off by arguing for the need of a holistic take on walking as a mode of transport (Study A). READ MORE