Neighbourhood amenities and health: examining the significance of a local park.

@article{Plane2013NeighbourhoodAA,
  title={Neighbourhood amenities and health: examining the significance of a local park.},
  author={Jocelyn Plane and Fran Klodawsky},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={99},
  pages={1-8}
}
This paper reports the results of a qualitative study that examines the links between neighbourhood spaces and quality of life for nine formerly homeless women who live in a supportive housing development in Ottawa, Ontario. It explores a local park that participants subjectively identified as the most meaningful place influencing their health and quality of life. Looking at the neighbourhood from the participants' perspectives, this paper discusses the links between access to nearby urban… CONTINUE READING
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