Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale - Land Use Mix Access Subscale

Measure Definition:

The Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) is a comprehensive and widely used instrument for measuring neighborhood characteristics based on 68 items concerning perceptions of multiple aspects of the environment such as land use mix, safety and connectivity (Saelens et al. 2003).  


Built Environment

Construct Definition (and Source):

The man-made physical elements of the environment (e.g., homes, buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure). (MeSH)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Black JB, Chen D. Neighborhood-based differences in physical activity: an environment scale evaluation. Am J Public Health. 2003 Sep;93(9):1552-8. doi: 10.2105/ajph.93.9.1552. PMID: 12948979; PMCID: PMC1448009.