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dc.contributor.authorY.H. Lo, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorJim, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:05:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:05:18Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-04T22:48:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2010.07.001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42610
dc.description.abstractThe social profiles of residential communities exert differential effects on expectations and demands on urban greenspaces. We studied the diversity of public perception towards urban greenspaces in compact urban Hong Kong. Random household samples were selected from four dominant residential communities: old-core public housing (OP), old-core residential (OR), suburban residential (SR), and new-town public housing (NP). They denote gradations in income, housing quality, physical and social milieu, and development age. Face-to-face interviews were conducted using a structured questionnaire. Residents' attitude, visiting pattern, greenspace preference, and assessment of neighborhood quality were investigated. SR presented distinctive results in comparison with others. The moderate differences between the remaining three communities were mainly linked to local traits in park environs. OP more emphasized the function of communal places for neighborly interactions associated with better social relationship of an older population. Parks in OR were the more frequently visited, even though its residents were sensitive to the negative impacts of urban greenspaces, which was related to urban blight in the environs. SR respondents highly appreciated greenspaces as pleasant settings for family activities and aesthetic enjoyment. NP residents were less frequent visitors despite generous park provision, due to the youthful population, weak social cohesion, and limited integration of new migrants. Community quality factors such as neighborhood relationship and urban density influenced the perception. Social qualities were more important than the physical aspects of parks in influencing visitorship. The findings suggest future research to deepen understanding of public perception towards urban greenspaces to inform park design.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom430en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto442en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRecreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban Designen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160402en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120508en_US
dc.titleDifferential community effects on perception and use of urban greenspacesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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