News tagged with neighbourhoods

Group effort generates more cycling interest

Improving an individual's self-belief and social support are the most useful strategies to promote the uptake of cycling in Australia, according to a study of Perth residents.

Dec 23, 2013
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Suburban green thumb denotes healthier residents

(Medical Xpress)—A first ever study by the University of Western Australia and Yale University has examined the relationship between neighbourhood greenness and weight status using satellite remote sensing.

Aug 12, 2013
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To make new friends, walk the dog

Dog-walking is one of the top five ways to meet new people, according to research at The University of Western Australia.

Jul 30, 2013
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Neighbourhood

A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town or suburb. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. "Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition. Neighbourhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighbourhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur – the personal settings and situations where residents seek to realise common values, socialise youth, and maintain effective social control."

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