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When urban environments meet pedestrian’s thoughts: implications for pedestrian affect

Calvert, Thomas; Jain, Juliet; Chatterjee, Kiron

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Authors

Thomas Calvert Thomas2.Calvert@uwe.ac.uk
Research Fellow in Transport and Urban Planning



Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This UK-based study explores the ways in which urban environments and pedestrians’ thoughts interact. Such interactions have implications for hedonic well-being and affect. Analysis of innovative interviews with pedestrians highlights different orientations of thought while walking in the urban environment: the pedestrian can ignore surroundings in order to reflect, solve problems, daydream or think creatively, although this process can be interrupted by features within the urban environment, particularly motor traffic. Alternatively, thoughts, positive or negative, can be provoked or inspired by urban surroundings. Thus, the paper presents evidence that interactions between urban environment and thinking are an important pathway in understanding urban walking’s influence on well-being, one that is neglected in much walking policy.

Citation

Calvert, T., Jain, J., & Chatterjee, K. (2019). When urban environments meet pedestrian’s thoughts: implications for pedestrian affect. Mobilities, 14(5), 545-560. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2019.1613025

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 7, 2019
Publication Date 2019-10
Publicly Available Date Jan 8, 2021
Journal Mobilities
Print ISSN 1745-0101
Electronic ISSN 1745-011X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 5
Pages 545-560
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2019.1613025
Keywords walking, thinking, urban, cities, wellbeing, pedestrian, affect
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/849236
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17450101.2019.1613025
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 7/7/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17450101.2019.1613025.

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