دانشگاه: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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زندگی اجتماعی تحت پوشش: تاج درخت و محله ارتباطات اجتماعی
Abstract: I investigated the relationship between tree canopy coverage and neighborhood social capital. I linked social survey data (n=361) from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study with socioeconomic, urban form, and green space data at the census block group level using a geographic information system. A bivariate correlation yielded a .241 Pearson\'s r, significant at the .01 level. Regression analyses showed that tree canopy added a small but significant increase in explanatory power (1.5%) to the model for neighborhood social capital. Additional analysis showed that the statistical relationship was stronger for respondents who perceived a greater problem with safety and security in their neighborhood. The results suggest a small positive but significant relationship between social capital and tree canopy. This research adds neighborhood tree canopy to the typologies of green space that affect human social connection. Trees are a relatively inexpensive and easy intervention to enhance neighborhood social fabric.
Keywords: Crime,Green space,Neighborhood,Social capital, Tree canopy