Study on the Impact of Urban Built Environment on Solo-Joint Activities: Taking Beijing as an Example

Authors: Tingting Fu*, Peking University
Topics: Urban Geography, Social Geography, China
Keywords: Urban Built Environment, Solo-Joint Activities, Uncertain Geographic Context, Time-space Characteristics, Beijing
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: 8229, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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China's social interaction have undergone tremendous changes with changes in the economy, institutions, and space, which have given meaning and opportunity for the study of solo-joint activities. The impact of urban built environment on solo-joint activities has attracted the attention of scholars such as urban geography, urban planning, and urban sociology. However, existing research is mainly based on the built environment of the residential area and the neighborhood, while ignoring the multiple built environments to which individuals are exposed in their daily life. Based on the multi-level structural equation model analysis method, this study used the Beijing community residents’ activity log and community integration survey data to analyze the time-space characteristics of solo-joint activities and the impact of multiple urban built environments. The study found that individuals’ multiple urban built environments have obvious social differentiation, and individuals with advantages in socioeconomic attributes are more likely to be exposed to more facilities. Individuals who experience a richer built environment in their daily lives are more likely to participate in joint activities, possibly because of less time and space constraints. In addition, different types of facilities have different impacts on solo-joint activities. The study provides an important understanding of the urban built environment and social interaction.Through the improvement of the urban built environment, it can promote the positive social interaction of residents to a certain extent.

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