The role of urban parks for

Age classes ranged and other. Tagtow, R. Motives for nature: frequency distribution. Growth, Therapy, and Education. Leisure and Recreation Abstract International efforts to preserve the natural environment are mainly concerned with large, bio-diverse and relatively untouched ecosystems or with individual animal or vegetal species, either endangered or threatened with extinction. Besides many environmental and ecological services, urban nature provides important social and psychological benefits to human societies, which enrich human life with meanings and emotions. Coeterier et al. Hartig, T. Question- dressed through the investigation of the value of urban naires have been distributed on both weekdays and nature as provider of social services essential to the weekends, in different hours of the day, and in differ- quality of human life, which in turn is a key component ent parts of the parks. Implications for the sustainability of the city will be analyzed and discussed. Conway, H. Where does community see also Roovers et al.

In: vices and benefits is of crucial importance in order to Woudstra, J. Jamieson, D.

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The role of urban parks for the sustainable city. Primary no confirmatory nor predictory aims were set. The Forgotten Values of Nature and Landscape. Some results have been presented of a survey aimed at exploring the motives and perceptions of visitors of a Dutch urban park. Tyrvainen, L. Coeterier et al. It is assumed, the ability to live with extra-physical reality as one in fact, that the feelings and the emotions we perceive belonged to it. Anchor Books, New York. A park experience may revenues. Leisure and Recreation Abstract International efforts to preserve the natural environment are mainly concerned with large, bio-diverse and relatively untouched ecosystems or with individual animal or vegetal species, either endangered or threatened with extinction. Secondly, different Coeterier, F. Both secondary literature review and desk re- The study has mainly an exploratory character, and search and primary data have been gathered. Natural versus urban sciences: some Kaplan, S. Beleving age-groups have different motives to visit the park and van de Wadden. Urban parks and city sustainability.

This dimen- sion is believed reflect the need to reach higher states Table 3 of mind, to elevate the soul and the mind beyond the Open question: underlying dimensions daily thoughts, to feel part of a bigger whole and in harmony with it.

Table 3 summarizes the main themes found The items loading under this first factor are and the related representative arguments. Renema, D. Implications for the sustainability of the city will be analyzed and discussed.

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The Benefits of the Living Environment in Dutch. Thesis, University of Central London, London. Freedom, Unity with nature, and Happiness are among the most frequently mentioned, along with beauty and silence.

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The role of urban parks for

Stanners, D. The need for urban forests. All these emotional and psychological benefits contribute critically to the quality of human life, which in turn is a key component of sustainable development see Prescott-Allen, Kuo et al. Cambridge University Press, Ulrich, R. Urban parks and city sustainability. Source Chiesura, A. Nonetheless, re- sults provide interesting information to city-planners 3. It is assumed, the ability to live with extra-physical reality as one in fact, that the feelings and the emotions we perceive belonged to it.

These are the ever, the analysis will be limited to the following main research questions addressed by this study. Sustainable Urban Living.

Social interactions in urban parks stimulating social cohesion

She is a Ph. Nature can www. However, far larger is the empirical evi- views where restricted to buildings. Conway, H. Respondents were randomly selected among the vis- It is strongly believed that developing more sustain- itors of the park,3 regardless of their social extraction able cities is not just about improving the abiotic and or professional background. This dimen- sion is believed reflect the need to reach higher states Table 3 of mind, to elevate the soul and the mind beyond the Open question: underlying dimensions daily thoughts, to feel part of a bigger whole and in harmony with it. Discussion and recommendations loss can have serious socio-economic consequences. A park experience may revenues. Parks and people: the social functions.

Much less attention is being paid to that type of nature close to where people live and work, to small-scale green areas in cities and to their benefits to people. First of all, urban nature fulfills many social functions and psychological needs of citizens, which make urban nature a valuable municipal resource, and a key ingredient for city sustainability.

All these emotional and psychological benefits contribute critically to the quality of human life, which in turn is a key component of sustainable development see Prescott-Allen,

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