Old neighbourhoods showcasing new urbanist principles to promote walking for transport

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Grant, Paula. 2013. "Old neighbourhoods showcasing new urbanist principles to promote walking for transport." Featherstone, Jeffrey (ed.) 49th World Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP 2013): Frontiers of Planning: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice. Brisbane, Australia 01 - 04 Oct 2013 Netherlands.
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Old neighbourhoods showcasing new urbanist principles to promote walking for transport

Presentation TypePaper
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AuthorGrant, Paula
EditorsFeatherstone, Jeffrey
Journal or Proceedings Title49th World Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP 2013): Frontiers of Planning: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice
Number of Pages11
Year2013
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISBN9789490354220
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.eventure-online.com/parthen-uploads/95/13BRI/add226192_aTpX243a9j.pdf
Web Address (URL) of Conference Proceedingshttp://www.isocarp.org/index.php?id=1324
Conference/Event49th World Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP 2013): Frontiers of Planning: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice
Event Details
49th World Congress of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP 2013): Frontiers of Planning: Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice
Event Date
01 to end of 04 Oct 2013
Event Location
Brisbane, Australia
Abstract

The built environment shapes our transport choices and has a significant impact on the environmental, economic and social wellness of communities. Compact land use patterns, as opposed to urban sprawl, can improve public health by providing the environment to make walking a feasible mode of transport. Toowoomba’s traditional inner city suburbs have the built form characteristics of compactness, connectivity, density, lot layout and mix of uses to be walkable. Using existing literature, geographic information systems, data, survey results and a walkability scoring tool, this paper will show that although being walkable and exhibiting New Urbanism characteristics very few people walk to work in Toowoomba's urban centre for a variety of reasons. This paper will argue that personal value propositions and attitudes are as influential for walking for transport as physical urban environments.

Keywordswalkability, new urbanism, public health, built environment, psycho-social barriers, East Toowoomba
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020330410. Urban analysis and development
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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