Journal article
Structural Diversity: A Multi-dimensional Approach to Assess Recreational Services in Urban Parks



Publication Details
Authors:
Voigt, A.; Kabisch, N.; Wurster, D.; Haase, D.; Breuste, J.
Publisher:
SPRINGER
Publication year:
2014
Journal:
AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Pages range:
480-491
Journal acronym:
AMBIO
Volume number:
43
Issue number:
4
Start page:
480
End page:
491
Number of pages:
12
ISSN:
0044-7447

Abstract
Urban green spaces provide important recreational services for urban residents. In general, when park visitors enjoy "the green," they are in actuality appreciating a mix of biotic, abiotic, and man-made park infrastructure elements and qualities. We argue that these three dimensions of structural diversity have an influence on how people use and value urban parks. We present a straightforward approach for assessing urban parks that combines multi-dimensional landscape mapping and questionnaire surveys. We discuss the method as well the results from its application to differently sized parks in Berlin and Salzburg.


Keywords
Assessment, Recreation, Structural diversity, Urban parks

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