A GIS Based Approach to Measure Walkability of a Neighborhood


Abstract (Summary)
Obesity has become one of the major issues in the United States. Research done by Center for Disease Control and other organizations revealed the relationship between obesity and physical inactivity. This is a major concern to the planners today, as the built environment affects the walkability of a neighborhood and influences the pedestrians choice of walking. In this thesis, an effort is made to identify the measures of walkability and incorporate them into a GIS based model that would help in determining the level of walkability in a neighborhood. The model is then tested on a neighborhood in St Louis named Central West End.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:walkability measures of gis model communityviz central west end


Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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