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DOI 10.3390/land10121367
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Integrating quantity and quality to assess urban green space improvement in the compact city
Author Chen, S.; Haase, D.; Xue, B.; Wellmann, T.; Qureshi, S.
Source Titel Land
Year 2021
Department CLE
Volume 10
Issue 12
Page From art. 1367
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords green city; land surface temperature; hotspot analysis; public engagement; planning practices; remote sensing
Abstract Urban green space (UGS) has gained much attention in terms of urban ecosystems and human health. Measures to improve green space in compact cities are important for urban sustainability. However, there is a knowledge gap between UGS improvement and planning management. Based on the integration of quantity and quality, this research aims to identify UGS changes during urban development and suggest ways to improve green space. We analyse land use changes, conduct a hotspot analysis of land surface temperature (LST) between 2005 and 2015 at the city scale, and examine the changes in small, medium and large patches at the neighbourhood scale to guide decision-makers in UGS management. The results show that (i) the redevelopment of urban brownfields is an effective method for increasing quantity, with differences depending on regional functions; (ii) small, medium and large patches of green space have significance in terms of improving the quality of temperature mitigation, with apparent coldspot clustering from 2005 to 2015; and (iii) the integration of UGS quality and quantity in planning management is beneficial to green space sustainability. Green space improvement needs to emphasize the integration of UGS quantity and quality to accommodate targeted planning for local conditions.
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Chen, S., Haase, D., Xue, B., Wellmann, T., Qureshi, S. (2021):
Integrating quantity and quality to assess urban green space improvement in the compact city
Land 10 (12), art. 1367 10.3390/land10121367