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The Usage and Environmental Characteristics Awareness of Open Spaces in Urban Neighborhoods as Women's Daily Life Place
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The Usage and Environmental Characteristics Awareness of Open Spaces in Urban Neighborhoods as Women's Daily Life Place
Kim, Myo-Jung;
The purpose of this study was to analyze the usage characteristics and environmental features awareness of women with regard to open spaces in an urban neighborhood. The survey for this study was conducted using 265 residents of Gyungsan, consisting of 179 females. For this analysis, the frequencies and means were calculated, and the chi-square test, factor analysis, and analysis of variance were performed. The survey results revealed, first, the preferred open space type and usage characteristics of males and females were obviously different . Females tended to use playgrounds and children's parks with their children, staying for short periods of time. They also wanted to supplement the playgrounds equipment and security facilities. Second, the users of the play grounds and children's parks were usually young women with young children, so they most often visited the places for playing and caring in afternoon. The female users of the neighborhood parks visited with their friends and neighbors at night, and the users of the waterside parks tended to visit them alone to exercise after dinner. Third, although the parks were far away, the females tended to visit them based on the facilities and charming features. These characteristics also influenced how long the female users stayed in the parks.
Women's Daily Life Place;Open Space;Usage Characteristics;Environmental Characteristics Awareness;
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