Perceptions and Preferences of Urban Greenspaces: A Literature Review and Framework for Policy and Practice

Mahmoudi Farahani, L and Maller, C 2018, 'Perceptions and Preferences of Urban Greenspaces: A Literature Review and Framework for Policy and Practice', Landscape Online, vol. 61, pp. 1-22.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Perceptions and Preferences of Urban Greenspaces: A Literature Review and Framework for Policy and Practice
Author(s) Mahmoudi Farahani, L
Maller, C
Year 2018
Journal name Landscape Online
Volume number 61
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher Universitaet Bonn * Geographisches Institut
Abstract The ever-increasing process of urbanisation across the globe has major implications for the environment, biodiversity and health and wellbeing of urbanites. Urban greenspaces are considered a promising planning tool in tackling some of the problems associated with urbanisation such as pollution and urban heat island effects. It is, therefore, important to understand what encourages the extent to which urban dwellers interact with or use greenspaces. Perceptions and preferences are different ways of exploring how users interact with greenspace, but they are traditionally considered separately in extant research. The aim of this literature review is to synthesise the existing evidence for both perceptions of and preferences for greenspaces, highlighting crossovers and synergies between these two approaches. Drawing on a review of literature found in three online databases - EBSCOhost Web, Taylor and Francis Online and Elsevier -, the paper proposes a framework for understanding perceptions of and preferences for greenspaces which can assist policy makers and planners to develop and design greenspaces with higher efficiency and use or improve existing ones, ultimately improving the liveability of urban environments.
Subject Landscape Architecture
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Keyword(s) greenspace
parks
lived experiences
liveability
literature review
DOI - identifier 10.3097/LO.201861
Copyright notice © The Authors. 2018. Landscape Online. Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
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