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Title (Primary) Evaluating public green spaces for the quality of life in cities by integrating RS mapping tools and social science techniques
Title (Secondary) 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event; Dubai; UAE; 06 March 2017 through 08 March 2017
Author Banzhaf, E.; de la Barrera, F.;
Journal Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)
Year 2017
Department SUSOZ;
Volume 2017
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12; T13;
Keywords indicators; in-situ observation; interview; VHR imageries; vegetation composition, OBIA
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract Urban green spaces are essential for the well-being of citizens. We developed a mixed method approach by (1) exploiting RS data to estimate amount and distribution of vegetation cover and (2) conducting a social survey to add indepth knowledge on accessibility and perception of green spaces. The study area are three municipalities of Santiago de Chile characterized by different household incomes. Existing
indicators, such as the amount of green spaces per inhabitant, do not provide enough information for effective decision-making. Our aim was to develop tools to improve planning of location and quality of green spaces in complex urban areas. We apply a set of indicators to disclose existing inequalities. In addition, our in-situ observation on the usage of green spaces and conducted interviews helped to reflect the perception of green spaces by residents.
ID 18771
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18771
Banzhaf, E., de la Barrera, F. (2017):
Evaluating public green spaces for the quality of life in cities by integrating RS mapping tools and social science techniques
2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event; Dubai; UAE; 06 March 2017 through 08 March 2017
Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, NY, p. 1 - 4