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Understanding the effects of urban design on urban wellbeing

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posted on 25.05.2021, 07:15 by Michael Janik
This major research paper examines the relationship between urban design and wellbeing in an urban context. Urban wellbeing is analyzed across the built environment features of urban greenery, walkability, and density, and examined through the wellbeing dimensions of mental health, physical health, and social capital. Through a major literature review, this research highlights urban design elements and built form typologies that are strongly linked with improved wellbeing amongst urban residents. The literature also informs the analysis of two City of Toronto Secondary Plans and evaluates whether, and how, the policies address urban wellbeing through urban design. Key words: urban design, urban wellbeing, health, social capital, greenery, walkability, density

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eng

Degree

Master of Planning

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Urban Development

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

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Thesis

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