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Understanding Student Perceptions of Arizona State University's Downtown Campus Built and Social Environments and their Perceived Impact on Student's Wellbeing

Abstract The United Nations projects that 68% of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. As urban areas continue to grow, it is critical to consider how cities will be redesigned and reimagined to ensure that they are healthy and beneficial places that can properly support their residents. In addition, college students have been identified as a vulnerable population in regards to overall wellness. In Downtown Phoenix, one the biggest elements of concern will be the built environment and its influence on wellbeing as the city itself and Arizona State University’s Downtown campus populations continue to expand. Given this, the purpose of this study is two-fold. I applied Social-Cognitive Theory as a framework to first, understand studen... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Rood, Sydney Kirsten (Author) / Budruk, Megha (Advisor) / Jordan, Evan (Committee member) / Cloutier, Scott (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public health / Urban planning / Environmental health / built environment / college wellness / public health / social environment / urban design
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Community Resources and Development 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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