Understanding impacts of pedestrian-friendly streets in urban retail areas

dc.contributor.advisorPaine, Cecelia
dc.contributor.authorProkai, F. Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-07T16:44:12Z
dc.date.available2020-12-07T16:44:12Z
dc.date.copyright1999
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to provide an understanding of the impacts on retail areas from pedestrian friendly streetscape improvements. Indicators were determined to examine the impact of streetscape changes on two sites in the City of Toronto. Vacancy rates were shown to decrease in both case study sites. No conclusions could be drawn from pedestrian counts due to limited data. Property values were shown to generally increase where streetscape improvements were done. Urban retail streets that have a more pedestrian friendly streetscape tend to attract a higher quality retail mix. The study results supports pedestrian friendly design of streetscapes as a means of improving the economic vitality of urban retail areas. The results also suggest the potential impact of design improvements on the socio-cultural characteristics of streets and surrounding communities. Recommendations with respect to a data collection model conclude the study.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/23207
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjecturban retail areasen_US
dc.subjectpedestrian-friendly streetsen_US
dc.subjectimpactsen_US
dc.subjectTorontoen_US
dc.subjectOntarioen_US
dc.subjectretail mixen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding impacts of pedestrian-friendly streets in urban retail areasen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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