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Key Factors of Opening Gated Community in Urban Area: A Case Study of China

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Sino-Australia Joint Research Center in BIM and Smart Construction, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518061, China
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School of Public Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China
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School of Political Studies, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
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Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3401; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073401
Received: 29 November 2020 / Revised: 22 February 2021 / Accepted: 9 March 2021 / Published: 25 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Global Health)
Gated communities are the most popular residential pattern in the urban areas of China. However, along with the increasing population density in urban areas, this pattern may have negative influences on people’s daily lives, such as traffic jams. To avoid the negative influences, the government has encouraged residents to open their gated communities; however, few positive actions have been taken. With this background, this study aims to explore the key factors in residents’ willingness to open their gated communities. To start with, a total of 26 potential factors were identified based on a comprehensive literature review. Then, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to collect empirical data. Furthermore, logistic regression was employed to analyze the collected data. Based on the derived results, it was revealed that concerns are different between male and female residents. Male residents regarded “community safety” and “property management” as having a significant impact on their decision to open a gated community, while female residents paid more attention to the factor of “proprietary equity”. The results of this study could provide valuable references that enable the government to better understand residents’ underlying concerns and to make relevant policy decisions. View Full-Text
Keywords: gated community; logistic regression; willingness; key factors gated community; logistic regression; willingness; key factors
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Wu, Z.; Yang, L.; Xu, K.; Zhang, J.; Antwi-Afari, M.F. Key Factors of Opening Gated Community in Urban Area: A Case Study of China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073401

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Wu Z, Yang L, Xu K, Zhang J, Antwi-Afari MF. Key Factors of Opening Gated Community in Urban Area: A Case Study of China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073401

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Wu, Zezhou, Lu Yang, Kexi Xu, Jinming Zhang, and Maxwell F. Antwi-Afari 2021. "Key Factors of Opening Gated Community in Urban Area: A Case Study of China" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 7: 3401. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073401

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