UNC-Chapel Hill DCRP Best Master’s Project of 2013: Predicting Effects of Urban Design on Public Health: A Case Study in Raleigh, N.C. Public Deposited

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  • Dennerlein, Taylor
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Every year, faculty from the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill determine the best master’s paper developed out of the graduating class. Below is only an extended abstract of the project. To obtain the original, full-length document, please visit the “Electronic Theses and Dissertation Collection” at http://dc.lib.unc.edu. This report presents results of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to quantify the health benefits of a small area plan proposed as a result of the Blue Ridge Road District Study, which focuses on increasing density, diversifying land use, and enhancing connectivity within the Blue Ridge Road Corridor (BRRC) in Raleigh, N.C. Blue Ridge Road, located at the western edge of the city, is a major north-south thoroughfare. In spite of the substantial number of residents, employees, and visitors who travel within the BRRC, the area lacks pedestrian infrastructure and has few attractions, residential areas, and retailers that are easy to visit on foot. Focus group discussions indicate that BRRC residents wanted the ability to walk more comfortably and safely within the corridor to a greater number of destinations than currently exist.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 39
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  • 54
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  • English
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