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dc.contributor.authorChile, Love
dc.contributor.authorBlack, Xavier
dc.description.abstractThe concept of community connectedness has become increasingly important in inner-­city residential development planning as high-­‐rise apartment living becomes consolidated in inner cities. The distinct nature of the built environment of inner-­city apartment living creates particular challenges for residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectedness. This is further exacerbated by the growing ethno-­cultural and socio-­economic diversity of inner cities. This paper examines the experiences and expressions of community connectedness by Auckland inner-­‐city residents with a view to extending our understanding of what constitutes community connectedness for high-­rise inner-‐city communities. Using multi-­stage, multi-‐method research consisting of a survey questionnaire, intensive interviews and focus group discussions, the study found significant association between residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectedness and their socio-­economic and ethno-­cultural backgrounds. The findings suggest that planners, city authorities and community service provider organizations need to take account of sense of community, belonging and connectedness in developing high rise apartment neighbourhoods to pre-­empt some of the social issues that impact on residents’ well-­‐being and quality of life.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-­‐NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectinner-city livingen_NZ
dc.titleAuckland inner-­city residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectednessen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studiesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120501 Community Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChile, L. and Black, X. (2015) Auckland inner-­city residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectedness, Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 1(2), 34-­52. Unitec Institute of Technology. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionDeloitte New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Developmenten_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationDeloitte New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaCommunity Development

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