An analysis of walkability in a late 20th century masterplanned suburb on Australia’s Gold Coast
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This paper presents some of the findings of a case study carried out on the suburb of Robina Woods in the Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia. The study examined the barriers to pedestrian connectivity that were built into the design of the town to meet a market urbanist and car focused development ethic. Car focused design produces an urban form that causes unnecessary pollution, CO2 emissions, and fuel consumption. It also contributes to lower economic, environmental, health and social outcomes for residents associated with sprawl development (Corti et al., 2008; Ewing & Kreutzer, 2006; Frumkin H, Frank L, & Jackson R, 2004).
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