Connecting Communities: Comparison of sidewalk characteristics and connectivity in existing Tucson neighborhoods

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608639
Title:
Connecting Communities: Comparison of sidewalk characteristics and connectivity in existing Tucson neighborhoods
Author:
Harris, Houston
Issue Date:
6-May-2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Sidewalk fragmentation in Tucson is the result of City Code Ordinance 25-12 that places the responsibility of sidewalk installation and maintenance on property owner. However, with an average household income 27% below the national average and 25% of Tucson residents living below poverty level sidewalk fragmentation has become a pedestrian safety concern. By using Google Earth to measure the percentage of paved, unpaved and not present sidewalks in four historic communities in central Tucson; this study found a directly proportional relationship between the length of time the neighborhood has been listed as a historic community and the percentage of paved sidewalks within the neighborhood.
Description:
Sustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project
Type:
text
Keywords:
sidewalk fragmentation; historic neighborhoods; connectivity; pedestrian safety; sustainability; built environment
Degree Name:
Sustainable Built Environments
Degree Level:
Bachelor's
Degree Program:
Sustainable Built Environments
Degree Grantor:
Ladd Keith
Mentor:
Livingston, Margaret
Instructor:
Iuliano, Joey

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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Houstonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-09T03:41:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-09T03:41:01Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608639en
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractSidewalk fragmentation in Tucson is the result of City Code Ordinance 25-12 that places the responsibility of sidewalk installation and maintenance on property owner. However, with an average household income 27% below the national average and 25% of Tucson residents living below poverty level sidewalk fragmentation has become a pedestrian safety concern. By using Google Earth to measure the percentage of paved, unpaved and not present sidewalks in four historic communities in central Tucson; this study found a directly proportional relationship between the length of time the neighborhood has been listed as a historic community and the percentage of paved sidewalks within the neighborhood.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectsidewalk fragmentationen
dc.subjecthistoric neighborhoodsen
dc.subjectconnectivityen
dc.subjectpedestrian safetyen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectbuilt environmenten
dc.titleConnecting Communities: Comparison of sidewalk characteristics and connectivity in existing Tucson neighborhoodsen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorLadd Keithen
thesis.degree.levelBachelor'sen
thesis.degree.disciplineSustainable Built Environmentsen
thesis.degree.nameSustainable Built Environmentsen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en
dc.contributor.mentorLivingston, Margareten
dc.contributor.instructorIuliano, Joeyen
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