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Human Walking Capacities and the Experiential Quality of Campus Design
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From Volume 39 Number 4 | July–September 2011
By David Spooner
Planning Types: Campus Planning

The study presented in this article examines human walking capacities to better understand how design of the physical environment affects the experiential quality along campus walks. The study centers on the idea of a quarter-mile (10-minute) walking radius, the variables encountered, and how these affect the perception of time and experiential quality. Data collected from 48undergraduate students who participated in six quarter-mile walks on the campus of The University of Georgia suggest that there is a positive correlation between experiential quality, the perception of time, and campus design.

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