The Role of Urban Green Spaces in the Transformation of Community Ecosystem in Developing Countries

José G. Vargas-Hernández , Justyna Zdunek-Wielgołaska , Karina Pallagst


This chapter aims to analyze the review the existing literature on some important features of urban green spaces such as the components, functions, services, community involvement, initiatives, and actions from an ecosystem perspective. The analysis begins from the assumption that urban green spaces are ecosystems of vital importance in enhancing the quality of life in an urban environment and supplying ecosystem services such as biodiversity and climate regulation. Meeting the needs of users is related with the functions and services that urban green spaces provide to communities. The methods employed in this analysis are the empirical literature and documents review, analysis of existing data on uses and users, interviews with authorities, and more detailed examination of a case specific data. Also, as some concluding remarks, some wider environmental, economic, and social initiatives for local authorities and communities are suggested that can justify initiatives by all represented and involved stakeholders. Finally, the study advances some opportunities, challenges, and further research.
Author José G. Vargas-Hernández - University of Guadalajara [Universidad de Guadalajara]
José G. Vargas-Hernández,,
, Justyna Zdunek-Wielgołaska (FA / DPA)
Justyna Zdunek-Wielgołaska,,
- Department of Polish Architecture
, Karina Pallagst - Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern
Karina Pallagst,,
Publication size in sheets1.35
Book Developing Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Can It Really Work?, 2020, IGI Global, ISBN 9781799804413, [9781799804437], 374 p.
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 11-09-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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