Re: Re: Erosion of Community ethos in new housing developments

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Well there doesn’t seem to be anything in the Galway development plan about making towns and villages walkable. Designing pedestrian shortcuts into street layouts seems to improve community relations by encouraging walking. Laneways should be overlooked by residential windows.

Here’s a sample of academic papers that look at the link between urban walkability and social capital:

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ajph.org%2Fcgi%2Fcontent%2Fabstract%2F93%2F9%2F1546

You could ask one of your local councillors to add it to the next development plan. (Not Fahy)

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