Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
This thesis study examines the relative sense of community by isolating key factors that contribute to a sense of community: social trust, identity, and bridging/social cohesion. It also analyzes the relationship, if any, between these three factors and the built environment. Data was collected from 107 archived community impact measurement surveys from NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley. The results show that residents experienced a lack of sense of community despite the built environment although results were not significant.
Yeo, Bethany, "Building a Sense of Community: A Case Study of the Fairmount Neighborhood in Woonsocket, Rhode Island" (2018). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 214.