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Greenways as green magnets

Title: Greenways as green magnets: The relationship between the race of greenway users and race in proximal neighborhoods.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Miles, Rebecca, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although advances have been made in research examining race and the use of public parks, there has been little attention paid to urban greenways. Using Geographic Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, this exploratory study examines whether the racial composition of neighborhoods surrounding two urban greenways in Michigan acts as a barrier to trail use or whether these urban greenways operate as "green magnets" facilitating links between neighborhoods of varied racial composition. The results of this study revealed that the racial composition of the neighborhoods greenway users passed through did not predict the race of users on a given segment. These findings suggest that greenways might facilitate racial comingling in urban public space.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0013 (IID), FSU_2015fall_greenways (IID)
Keywords: greenway; race; neighborhood; GIS; public space
Citation: Coutts, C. & Miles, R. (2011). Greenways as green magnets: The relationship between the race of greenway users and race in proximal neighborhoods. Journal of Leisure Research, 43(3), 317-333.
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-0013
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Leisure Researc.
Issue: 3, 43

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Coutts, C., & Miles, R. (2011). Greenways as green magnets: The relationship between the race of greenway users and race in proximal neighborhoods. Journal Of Leisure Researc. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0013