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Locational influence of land use type on the distribution of uses along urban river greenways

Title: Locational influence of land use type on the distribution of uses along urban river greenways.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This descriptive case study examines the influence of the land use type on the level of use of greenways for physical activity, and is intended to inform the construction or expansion of multi-use greenway systems. Greenway use data was collected through direct observation, making multiple passes over two city greenways and recording the location of users with a Global Positioning System device. The distribution of uses was then examined with land use data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to determine if use was heaviest on segments of the greenway adjacent to areas with distinct land use characteristics. The study reveals that use is heaviest on sections of the greenway that intersect parks and in downtown areas where there is a concentration of commercial land use. Use is also significant on segments that connect parks to the downtown when these two land uses are separated by relatively short distances.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0008 (IID)
Keywords: Greenways; Parks; Recreational facilities; Public health; Land usage
Note: Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers. This is a post-print, peer-reviewed version of the article published in Urban Planning and Development.
Citation: Coutts, C. (2009). Locational influence of land use type on the distribution of uses along urban river greenways. Urban Planning and Development, 135(1), 31-38.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0008
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Urban Planning and Development.
Issue: 1, 135

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Coutts, C. (2009). Locational influence of land use type on the distribution of uses along urban river greenways. Urban Planning And Development. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0008