Fertile Ground for Community : Inner-City Neighborhood Common Spaces 1

@inproceedings{Kuo2003FertileGF,
  title={Fertile Ground for Community : Inner-City Neighborhood Common Spaces 1},
  author={Frances E. Kuo and William C. Sullivan and Liesette Brunson},
  year={2003}
}
Research suggests that the formation of neighborhood social ties (NSTs) may substantially depend on the informal social contact which occurs in neighborhood common spaces, and that in inner-city neighborhoods where common spaces are often barren no-man's lands, the presence of trees and grass supports common space use and informal social contact among neighbors. We found that for 145 urban public housing residents randomly assigned to 18 architecturally identical buildings, levels of vegetation… CONTINUE READING

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