The live-work-play district: from vision to implementation

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Show simple item record Jurey, Nathan W. D. 2012-04-27T19:32:57Z 2012-04-27T19:32:57Z 2012-04-27
dc.description.abstract The concept of Live-Work-Play has grown in popularity in the field of planning, as various strands of the planning literature increasingly have highlighted the potential benefits of providing places to live, work, and play in close proximity. This study explores the theoretical foundations of the Live-Work-Play concept and discusses its effectiveness as a strategy for creating vibrant urban areas by reforming the spatial arrangement of the built environments. More specifically, the present study empirically examines how the segregation or the mixture of places to live, work, and play may create differences in terms of growth, inequality, education, the built environment, and transportation by analyzing the Boston metropolitan region as an example. The empirical analysis with the use of census tract level socio-economic data shows that the Live-Work-Play mixes can encourage more desirable travel patterns, while the mixes may not significantly promote growth in small areas. However, the analysis also revealed racial and income inequalities exist in the provision of the mixes in the Boston region. These findings suggest planners carefully should consider the equity issues when adopting the Live-Work-Play concept and providing its potential benefits. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Mixed use en_US
dc.subject Planning en_US
dc.subject Boston en_US
dc.subject Spatial mismatch en_US
dc.subject Transportation efficiency en_US
dc.subject Economic development en_US
dc.title The live-work-play district: from vision to implementation en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Jae Hong-Kim en_US
dc.subject.umi Area Planning and Development (0341) en_US
dc.subject.umi Land Use Planning (0536) en_US
dc.subject.umi Urban Planning (0999) en_US 2012 en_US May en_US

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