The Impact of Third Places on Community Quality of Life

  title={The Impact of Third Places on Community Quality of Life},
  author={Leo W. Jeffres and Cheryl Campanella Bracken and Guowei Jian and Mary F. Casey},
  journal={Applied Research in Quality of Life},
Older cities struggling with issues of survival focus on jobs and the economy, but competition requires all cities to pay attention to the quality of life that attracts residents. Creating such an inviting environment includes “third places” that foster community and communication among people outside of home and work, yet we have little empirical evidence that speaks to the subject, or their importance for a community’s quality of life. Here we report on a national U.S. survey that asked… 

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