The existence of a shortcut as an urban space system to support physic and mental health

A. R. Harani, P. Atmodiwirjo, Y. A. Yatmo, R. Riskiyanto

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This paper investigates the role of shortcuts as a system in urban space to support the creation of a healthy city. In general, shortcuts can be understood as a form of connectivity in urban spatial systems. However, in particular, this paper explores the presence of shortcuts as part of a system that can improve physical and mental health. Health is one of the factors that are considered in today's urban design. It is believed that the development of walkability in urban spaces can improve the community's physical health. Previous studies have developed several forms of walkable urban spaces and physical activity benefits in urban spaces. Meanwhile, Indonesia's shortcut character has its peculiarities because it includes social activities that present a sense of security, intimacy, and belonging. It also affects the mental health of the local community. This paper shows another perspective that everyday life in micro-urban environments can be developed to support macro-healthy city design. Further, this paper reveals that tracing micro-spatial practices created by shortcuts in the urban space system can positively influence mental and physical health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012041
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Environment, Sustainability Issues, and Community Development, INCRID 2020 - Semarang, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Oct 2020 → …


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