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Special Issue "Urban Green Space Use Behaviours and Equity"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Contexts and Urban-Rural Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 February 2023) | Viewed by 12136
Special Issue Editors
Interests: green building; healthy buildings; urban green space; urban microclimate; urban renewable energy; solar PV utilization in cities
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: green building; healthy building; sustainable landscape
Interests: architecture and urban studies; social design; heritage; tourism and cities; regional development
Special Issue Information
Urban green space has been associated with many benefits, such as physical activities, stress alleviation, relaxation, health and well-being . This has been addressed in recent studies about COVID-19, demonstrating the vital necessity of green spaces . On the other hand, studies have disclosed the inequity of green space distribution, accessibility and ownership in cities , some even forecasting that inequity and injustice will be likely to become severe after the pandemic . Furthermore, recent studies introducing green gentrification and the Gini coefficient measure the economic impact of urban green spaces [5, 6], which is not negligible. Therefore, it is of great necessity and importance to have this critical understanding to inform policies, planning and design and to bring this issue into decision-making processes. This Special Issue aims to collect efforts from different perspectives to investigate, disclose, and understand the inequity and injustice of urban green spaces in cities as well as in urban–rural contexts. The Special Issue will cover but not be confined to the following topics:
- Inequity in green space use;
- Green space for urban minorities, vulnerabilities;
- Urban green space injustice;
- Demographics of urban green space use;
- Spatiotemporal analysis of urban green space use;
- Urban green space and resilience.
 Owen Douglas, Mick Lennon, Mark Scott. Green space benefits for health and well-being: A life-course approach for urban planning, design and management. Cities, 2017, 66: 53-62;
 Zander S Venter, David N Barton, Vegard Gundersen, Helene Figari, Megan Nowell. Urban nature in a time of crisis: recreational use of green space increases during the COVID-19 outbreak in Oslo, Norway. Environmental Research Letters, 2020, 15: 104075;
 Tim G Williams, Tom M. Logan, Connie T Zuo, Kevin D Liberman, Seth D Guikema. Parks and safety: a comparative study of green space access and inequity in five US cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 2020, 201: 103841;
 Frank J. Elgar, Anna Stefaniak, Michael J.A. Wohl. The trouble with trust: Time-series analysis of social capital, income inequality, and COVID-19 deaths in 84 countries. Social Science & Medicine, 2020, 263: 113365.
 Shue Feng, Liding Chen, Ranhao Sun, Zhiqiang Feng, Junran Li, Muhammad Sadiq Khan and Yongcai Jin, The Distribution and Accessibility of Urban Parks in Beihing, China: Implications of Social Equity, Int. Journal of Environmental Research Public Health, 2019, 16 (24): 103390.
 Kenneth Gould, Tammy Lewis, Green Gentrification: Urban Sustainability and the Struggle for Environmental Justice, 2016 Routledge, DOI: 10.4324/9781315687322
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Gou
Dr. Xiaohuan Xie
Prof. Dr. Karine Dupre
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