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Title: Human–environment interactions in urban green spaces — A systematic review of contemporary issues and prospects for future research

Scientific papers on landscape planning underline the importance of maintaining and developing green spaces because of their multiple environmental and social benefits for city residents. However, a general understanding of contemporary human–environment interaction issues in urban green space is still incomplete and lacks orientation for urban planners. This review examines 219 publications to (1) provide an overview of the current state of research on the relationship between humans and urban green space, (2) group the different research approaches by identifying the main research areas, methods, and target groups, and (3) highlight important future prospects in urban green space research. - Highlights: • Reviewed literature on urban green pins down a dearth of comparative studies. • Case studies in Africa and Russia are marginalized – the Europe and US dominate. • Questionnaires are used as major tool followed by GIS and quantitative approaches. • Developing countries should contribute in building an urban green space agenda. • Interdisciplinary, adaptable and pluralistic approaches can satiate a knowledge gap.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Geography, Humboldt-University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin (Germany)
  2. (Germany)
  3. (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22447499
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 50; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AFRICA; BUILDINGS; CURRENTS; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ECOLOGY; ENVIRONMENT; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INTERACTIONS; MANAGEMENT; ORIENTATION; PLANNING; REVIEWS; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; SPACE; STANDARD OF LIVING; SUSTAINABILITY; TOOLS; URBAN AREAS