Investigators at East China Normal University Discuss Research in Urban Planning
2012 APR 27 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of a study from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, "The transition from a socialist centrally planned economy to a socialist market economy, together with a land tenure system reflecting an institutionalized urban-rural divide, has produced neighborhood and housing types characterized by distinct built-environment features and socio-occupational mixes."
"Using data from a household survey conducted in Guangzhou, this study analyzes the interrelationship between neighborly relations and community attachment on one hand, and neighborhood satisfaction on the other, and also examines how such relationships are conditioned by the built residential environment. The results show that local networks are generally weaker in commodity-housing enclaves," wrote S.M. Li and colleagues, East China Normal University.
The researchers concluded: "However, commodity-housing estates exhibit higher community attachment and neighborhood satisfaction, even though gating appears to have minimal effects on community attachment."
Li and colleagues published their study in Urban Geography (Neighborhood Type, Gatedness, And Residential Experiences In Chinese Cities: A Study Of Guangzhou. Urban Geography, 2012;33(2):237-255).
For more information, contact S.M. Li, E China Normal Univ, Dept. of Sociol, Shanghai 200062, People's Republic of China.
Publisher contact information for the journal Urban Geography is: Bellwether Publ Ltd, 8640 Guilford Rd, Ste 200, Columbia, MD 21046, USA.
Keywords: City:Shanghai, Country:People's Republic of China, Region:Asia, Economics, Urban Planning
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