In this section of the course, we’ll learn about how the landscape can be configured to either promote or prevent neighbors from getting to know one another and developing weak social ties.
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October 8


Eicher, C. & Kawahi, I. (2011). Social capital and human health. In Dannenberg, A.L., Frumkin, H., & Jackson, R.J. (Eds), Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for health, Well-Being, and Sustainability. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
Cohen, D., Inagami, S., & Finch, B. (2008). The built environment and collective efficacy. Health & Place, 14(2), 198-208.

October 13


Leyden KM. (2003). Social capital and the built environment: the importance of walkable neighborhoods. American Journal of Public Health; 93:1546–51.
Maas, J., van Dillen, S. M. E., Verheij, R. A., & Groenewegen, P. P. (2009). Social contacts as a possible mechanism behind the relation between green space and health. Health & Place, 15(2), 586–595.

October 15

Come to the Sedentary Behavior pre-conference workshop in room 62 Krannert Art Museum.

October 20


Kuo, F.E., Sullivan, W.C., Coley, R., & Brunson. (1998). Fertile ground for community: Inner-city neighborhood common spaces. America Journal of Community Psychology, 26: 823-851.
Holtan, M.T., Dieterlen, S.L, & Sullivan, W.C. (2014). Social life under cover: Tree canopy and social capital in Baltimore, Maryland. Environment & Behavior, January, p. 1-14.

October 22


Wood, L. & Giles-Corti, B. (2007). Is there a place for social capital in the psychology of health and place? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 28, 154-163.
Wood, L., Shannon, T., Bulsara, M., Pikora, T., McCormack, G., & Giles-Corti, B. (2008).
Anatomy of the safe and social suburb: An exploratory study of the built environment, social capital and residents’ perceptions of safety. Health & Place, 14, 15-31.