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Title: A Study of Walkability in Kuwait: A Comparison of Three Different Neighborhood Types in jabriya
Authors: Hawra M. Almousawi 
Supervisor: Dr. Hussain Dashti
Keywords: Walkability in Kuwait , Neighborhood Types
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: This research examines walkability as a mode of travel in different neighborhood types in Kuwait in order to understand the relation between walkability and the built environment. The case study for this research was Jabriya district, for which data were collected from different resources. The analysis identified three different types of neighborhoods while focusing on two different street types in each neighborhood. A total of six streets were thoroughly observed and examined. Empirical data analysis was utilized for data related to land use, population density, population intensity as well as information regarding bus routes and bus stops. In addition to descriptive statistics, multivariate regression analysis and correlation analysis were used to study the relation between walkability as a dependent variable along with several independent variables. Based on the findings of the statistical model, it was proven that there is a direct relation between walkability and other factors such as population density and land use patterns. Therefore, this research recommends that urban planners and decision makers consider these factors in current and future neighborhood development. Although the main approach of this research was empiric, a normative approach was used to discuss the impact of density and land use heterogeneity on social interactions. iv
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