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Adegoriola, M I, Yung, E H K, Lai, J H K, Chan, E H and Yevu, S K (2023) Understanding the influencing factors of heritage building maintenance management: findings from developed and developing regions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 605–24.

Fauth, J, Pasetti Monizza, G and Malacarne, G (2023) Understanding processes on digital building permits – a case study in South Tyrol. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 518–32.

Forooraghi, M, Miedema, E, Ryd, N, Wallbaum, H and Babapour Chafi, M (2023) Relationship between the design characteristics of activity-based flexible offices and users’ perceptions of privacy and social interactions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 588–604.

Galvin, R (2023) How prebound effects compromise the market premium for energy efficiency in German house sales. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 501–17.

Liang, R, Li, R and Chong, H (2023) Sustainable supplier selection for prefabricated megaprojects during COVID-19: a novel large group decision-making model. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 533–54.

Loosemore, M, Keast, R and Alkilani, S (2023) The drivers of social procurement policy adoption in the construction industry: an Australian perspective. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 555–67.

Zhang, Z, Fang, K, Zhang, S, Zhang, W, Wang, X and Furuya, N (2023) Physical environmental factors that affect users’ willingness to visit neighbourhood centres in China. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 568–87.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Neighbourhood centre; physical environment; willingness to visit; user perspective;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2023.2185583
  • Abstract:
    The physical environment is crucial for creating an attractive and sustainable neighbourhood centre. Previous research has explored various aspects of the physical environments of community public spaces; however, few studies have focused on neighbourhood centres in China or elucidated how to prioritize those factors to affect willingness to visit. A questionnaire survey was used to capture which potential physical environmental factors most affect residents’ perceived willingness to visit a neighbourhood centre. Three hundred fifty-six valid survey answers were collected online from residents of Zhejiang Province, China. The results highlight key physical environmental factors and their relative priorities; safety factors are the most valued by residents, whereas green spaces, number and quietness (which have been discussed in previous studies) are considered generally unimportant. The key factors were classified into three groups: spatial quality, accessibility and spatial capacity. The results presented herein provide new insights from residents about neighbourhood centres. The research developed a comprehensive framework for assessing the physical environment of a neighbourhood centre based on key factor prioritization and grouping characteristics that can guide designers and decision makers in assessing and enhancing neighbourhood centres in communities with limited resources.