Byoung-Suk Kweon

Byoung-Suk Kweon
University of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park · Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

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We investigated the effects of pedestrian environments on parents’ walking behavior, their perception of pedestrian safety, and their willingness to let their children walk to school. This study was a simulated walking environment experiment that created six different pedestrian conditions using sidewalks, landscape buffers, and street trees. We us...
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Ecosystem services depend on the interrelation between people and the environment, and people are increasingly recognizing the social value of ecosystem services. Based on humans needs related to the values of ecosystem services, riparian greenways, properly planned and managed for resiliency, could provide great opportunities for social ecological...
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Healthy school environments are critical for children to learn, play, and grow. Although research focusing specifically on the benefits of green spaces on academic performance is limited, the current research does in fact point to the link between greater amounts of trees on campuses and higher academic performance. We are beginning to develop an u...
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Children with consistent exposure to air pollution have increased asthma, chronic respiratory problems, and neurobehavioral dysfunction. However, many schools are located in close proximity to highways and industrial facilities which are key sources of air pollution to children. The goal of this study is to explore the association between the proxi...
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The question of whether parks are equally available to African American and white residents is of growing concern among public officials, urban and regional planners, parks and recreation managers, and landscape architects. This paper examines the distribution of parks among African American and white residents in metropolitan Detroit and considers...
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The chapter gives an overview of a 2001 quality of urban life (QOUL) study of metropolitan Detroit area residents. Metro Detroit consists of seven contiguous Southeast Michigan counties, one of which contains the state’s largest city, Detroit. A survey of over 4,000 adult residents was the primary source of information while supplemental data about...
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Simulated virtual environments have been used as a testing tool in various disciplines. In planning, transportation planners have extensively used simulated environments to test drivers' perceptions, training, and adaptability. However, these simulators have not been used to test pedestrian environments, owing to the lack of research on the adaptab...
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Exposing children to environmental pollutants during important times of physiological development can lead to long-lasting health problems, dysfunction, and disease. The location of children's schools can increase their exposure. We examined the extent of air pollution from industrial sources around public schools in Michigan to find out whether ai...
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Quality of life (QOL) is influenced by multiple socioeconomic, psychological, and geographical factors. Earlier research has demonstrated that relationships exist between selected socioeconomic, demographic, and psychological factors and QOL. However, the influence of geographic factors on QOL has not been as extensively explored. This chapter inve...
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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and a leading cause of non-fatal injury for teenagers in the United States. Understanding teen crashes requires a good measure of crash risk. The measure of exposure that is used in the calculation of risk estimates determines what information the resulting rates and rate ratios provide and the c...
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Neighborhood satisfaction is an important component of life satisfaction. As a contributor to life satisfaction, neighborhood satisfaction is influenced by individual and household background variables. However, there is limited understanding of how physical environments influence neighborhood satisfaction. This paper examines the effect of landsca...
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Anger and stress management have become important issues in the modern workplace. One out of four American workers report themselves to be chronically angry, which has been linked to negative outcomes such as retaliatory behavior, revenge, interpersonal aggression, poor work performance, absenteeism, and increased turnover. We hypothesized that peo...
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Humans are an integral part of landscapes in landscape ecology. Theories and models of human–environment relationships suggest that human perception is essential to understand the interlocking relationship between humans and landscapes. This is particularly evident in urbanized areas. In the theories and models in landscape ecology suggesting close...
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This pilot study presents empirical findings on street trees and their effect on driving behavior, safety perception and speed. The experiment investigated the effect of trees on perception of safety and driving speeds in urban and suburban settings. Tree-lined streets were perceived to be safer in both urban and suburban conditions. Individual dri...
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Few children walk or bike to school. In fact, less than 13% of children in the U.S. walk or bike to school and 85% of trips to school are made by car or school bus (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2004). Almost 50% of children walked or biked to school in 1969 (United States Environmental Protection Agency [USEPA], 2...
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This paper examines the relationship between retail land use and neighborhood satisfaction along with the moderating and mediating effects of trees and shrubs. Neighborhood satisfaction has been related to a number of environmental factors including land uses. However, no other research has reported the potential moderating and mediating effects of...
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This article compares self-reported and objectively measured physical features in a large-scale environment. Environmental perception has been studied through object perception research but little is known about perception in full-scale environments. Also, few studies examine differences between self-reported and objective environments including th...
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For older adults, social integration and the strength of social ties are profoundly important predictors of well-being and longevity. Can the physical environment be designed to promote older adults' social integration with their neighbors? We examined this possibility by testing the relationships between varying amount of exposure to green outdoor...
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This experiment measures the effects of indoor plants on participants' productivity, attitude toward the workplace, and overall mood in the office environment. In an office randomly altered to include no plants, a moderate number of plants, and a high number of plants, paid participants (N = 81) performed timed productivity tasks and completed a su...

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