How Do Spatial Forms Influence Psychophysical Drivers in a Campus City Community Life Circle?

authored by
Shi Ying Li, Zhu Chen, Lian Huan Guo, Fangbing Hu, Yi Jun Huang, Dan Cheng Wu, Zhigang Wu, Xin Chen Hong

The physical environment of urban public facilities is an important driver for public health and work efficiency. Unfortunately, citizens are exposed to negative physical environments because of inappropriate spatial forms in urban growth boundaries. This study aims to explore psychophysical drivers and their spatial distribution in campus city community life circles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questionnaires and measuring equipment were used to gather psychophysical information in a 15 min campus city community life circle in Fuzhou, China. To this end, acoustic, light and thermal environments were used to map spatial distributions. We then explored relationships between spatial form and psychophysical parameters. The study results show that the distance to road (DTR), green area ratio (GR) and street width (SW) are all potential spatial drivers for psychophysical information. Furthermore, the acoustical, light and thermal environments provide interactions for the public understanding of the environment. These findings contribute to the understanding and evaluation of psychophysical drivers, spurring regional industry in community life circles and contributing to developing suitable plans and industrial distribution in urban areas.

Institute of Environmental Planning
External Organisation(s)
Fuzhou University
University of British Columbia
Southeast University (SEU)
Sustainability (Switzerland)
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Peer reviewed
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Computer Science (miscellaneous), Geography, Planning and Development, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Hardware and Architecture, Computer Networks and Communications, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being, SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
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