Publication: A mixed methods approach to measuring neighbourhood social capital: a case study in south east Queensland, Australia
This paper investigates how a mixed-methods approach to measuring social capital urban planning contexts to enhance best practice outcomes. Literature in the d capital, health, participation, resilience and sustainable development suggest capital at the neighbourhood scale can increase community cohesion, trust, recip capacity, civic participation and resilience. Exploring how bonding, bridging capital is expressed in a middle class coastal community on the Sunshine Coa Queensland, Australia, a mixed methods approach to measuring social capital benefits of qualitative methods in particular provided an in-depth and understanding of social capital at the neighbourhood unit of analysis. Further fluid construct, where growth in one dimension of social capital, such as bon contribute to growth in bridging social capital, and vice versa. The authors social capital is often invoked in an urban planning context to identify sociothe social capital construct and its comprehensive measurement holds far greater planners and developers when applied to urban planning best practice in neighbourhood.
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