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Titel (primär) Public perception of spontaneous vegetation on brownfields in urban areas—Results from surveys in Dresden and Leipzig (Germany)
Autor Mathey, J.; Arndt, T.; Banse, J.; Rink, D.;
Journal / Serie Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
Erscheinungsjahr 2018
Department SUSOZ;
Band/Volume 29
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
Keywords Landscape planning; Public perception; Spontaneous vegetation; Urban brownfields; Urban ecology
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6;
Abstract

Urban brownfields are found in all parts of the world. They suffer from a negative image, generally being viewed as problem areas. However, urban brownfields also offer potentials for new uses as well as for the ecological regeneration of cities. Especially urban brownfields with spontaneous vegetation can contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem services in dense urban environments. Whether and how this potential is exploited depends on the perception and preferred uses of brownfields by local residents.

Through surveys undertaken in Dresden and Leipzig, this paper examines the perception and use of brownfields and their spontaneous vegetation by the urban population. Results show a range of views on brownfields with spontaneous vegetation from negative to positive evaluations. Many residents make use of brownfields, have concrete ideas about how such areas should be utilized or designed and are even prepared to take part in the transformation. The paper suggests that the use and design of green space should be rethought in unconventional ways, and discusses how the ecological and social potential of brownfields with spontaneous vegetation can be best exploited for urban residents.

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Mathey, J., Arndt, T., Banse, J., Rink, D. (2018):
Public perception of spontaneous vegetation on brownfields in urban areas—Results from surveys in Dresden and Leipzig (Germany)
Urban For. Urban Green. 29 , 384 - 392