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The design and management of urban parks: the process of delivering a public good

Research project
Active research
Project period
2019 - 2023
Project owner
Unit for Human Geography, Department of Economy and Society

Short description

Urban parks are increasing in number due to substantial urban development. Furthermore, urban densification has resulted in increased expectations placed upon urban parks to play a role in recreation and green infrastructure, but also climate change mitigation, integration, health and wellbeing. Whilst an ever increasing amount of public funds are utilised for the design and construction of urban parks, lesser consideration is taken with regards to their ongoing management and maintenance.

Doctoral student: Shelley Kotze
Supervisor: Marie Stenseke