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Id 537
Author Villanueva C.M.S.
Title Transformations of Urban Space in Community and Pedestrian Wellbeing

Villanueva C.M.S.; Transformations of Urban Space in Community and Pedestrian Wellbeing ;IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering vol:636.0 issue: 1 page:

Keywords Community and Pedestrian Wellbeing; Transformations; Urban Space
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Abstract Resiliency and well-being are pressing issues in communities worldwide as we cope with the challenges of economy, climate change, and the sustainable development goals. Resilience is the ability of ecological systems to absorb changes of state variables, driving variables, and parameters, and still persist (Holling, 1973). The measure of one nations ability to adapt to these evolving issues may vary greatly with another because of their culture and way of life. The ultimate goal of a resilient society is the wellbeing of its community. Wellbeing is when individuals have the psychological, social, and physical resources they need to meet a particular psychological, social, and/or physical challenge. When individuals have more challenges than resources, the see-saw dips, along with their wellbeing, and vice-versa (Dodge, 2012). With two-thirds of the worlds population is being expected to reside in cities by 2050, it is clear that urban areas will be the engines of economic growth and sustainable development (UNODC, 2019). Cities across the globe are undermined by chronic insecurity, violence, and corruption, which are often connected to crime challenges originating beyond urban boundaries (UNODC, 2019). Studies show that street crimes are affected by the physical characteristics within a communitys field of vision (Lee, et al, 2017). This study attempts to model the collective experiences of stakeholders and pedestrians from 2015 - 2018. This study will feature the existing conditions on the urban spaces, such as the sidewalks, the road networks, and barangays (barangays are the smallest unit of government in the Philippines). Mapping the social impacts of lighting, noise, crime, and accidents will feature their geographical distribution along España Boulevard; a major access route in the countrys University Belt. Findings show that the manifestations of transformations in urban space occur in fluid trajectories that can be in patterns of horizontal, vertical, and cyclical schemes in achieving community and pedestrian wellbeing. © 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.


DOI 10.1088/1757-899X/636/1/012002
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