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dc.contributor.authorY.H. Lo, Alex
dc.contributor.authorJim, C.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:05:18Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:05:18Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2012-06-04T22:48:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2010.07.001
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom430
dc.relation.ispartofpageto442
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCities
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRecreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120508
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1604
dc.titleDifferential community effects on perception and use of urban greenspaces
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorLo, Alex


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