And 2 of their 7 factors for ‘great neighborhoods’ focus on social capital (numbers 4 and 5):
Characteristics of a Great Neighborhood include:
- Has a variety of functional attributes that contribute to a resident’s day-to-day living (i.e. residential, commercial, or mixed-uses).
- Accommodates multi-modal transportation (i.e. pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers).
- Has design and architectural features that are visually interesting.
- Encourages human contact and social activities.
- Promotes community involvement and maintains a secure environment.
- Promotes sustainability and responds to climatic demands.
- Has a memorable character.
See the list of what APA thinks are the great neighborhoods in America.