This study aims to explore the relationship between physical environments and sense of community in high-rise and high-density apartment complexes in Seoul, Korea. This relationship in apartment complexes has not been adequately researched so far. To do this, this study compared a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood (PON) and an auto-oriented neighborhood (AON). Survey results showed that residents of PON were more likely to feel a sense of community in their neighborhood than were residents of AON. The results also revealed that social interaction factors and walkability among pedestrian environment factors positively influence a sense of community. In particular, the findings did support the hypothesis that a well-designed pedestrian environment in apartment complexes can contribute to the enhancement of a sense of community.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Cultural Studies
- Building and Construction
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)