Bibliography of Zhai and Baran’s Article About Relations Between Park Pathways and Seniors

Central Park Zhai, Yujia, and Perver Korça Baran. “Research Paper: Do Configurational Attributes Matter In Context Of Urban Parks? Park Pathway Configurational Attributes And Senior Walking.” Landscape And Urban Planning 148.(2016): 188-202.ScienceDirect. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. Yujia Zhai is from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University while Pever Korca Baran is from the College of Natural Resources and College of Design in North Carolina State University. Zhai and Baran believe that ” park pathway characteristics can promote or limit senior walking” ( Zhai and Baran 188). Examples of limitations is when a pathway in the park leads to no source of intersections which prohibits the walker from moving in multiple directions while an intersection allows the walker to decide on a different route. Also, ” pathways with good local accessibility and connectivity will draw a large number of walkers.” (Zhai and Baran 192). Variables like “average depth to gates (park entrances), average depth to landmarks, control value, and global integration” are characteristics that can “influence senior walking behavior” (Zhai and Baran 192). Also there are “pathway connection with activity zones, presence of shade and lateral visibility” that can be a factor as well ( Zhai and Baran 192). Pathway Average Depth The purpose of this journal article is to promote builder who design parks to enable more spatial areas and pathways to allow seniors to walk more comfortably and frequently. The intended audience are park designers, and owners of the park. Example of a Park Pathway The article is useful because it provides the reader a general knowledge of how park pathways lead walkers to certain directions and motivates to walk...
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