Ecological and psychological values of urban green space

Katherine N Irvine, Richard A Fuller, Patrick Devine-Wright, Jamie Tratalos, Sarah R Payne, Philip H Warren, Kevin J Lomas, Kevin J Gaston

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    Abstract

    In urban environments, perhaps more so than in any other setting, people and nature must coexist in close, and sometimes uncomfortable, proximity. With half of the world’s human population living in cities and a continued decline of biodiversity in the wider landscape, urban nature plays an increasingly important role in creating cities that are both ecologically and socially sustainable. However, understanding the value of urban green spaces as a resource requires an integration of several, rarely overlapping, approaches to evaluating and managing these places.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDimensions of the Sustainable City
    EditorsMike Jenks, Colin Jones
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages215-237
    Number of pages23
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-8647-2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-8646-5, 978-1-4020-8645-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameFuture City
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume2
    ISSN (Print)1876-0899

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