[MCN] 2 approaches to urban parks: Which is best for people??
lance at wildrockies.org
Tue Sep 8 11:10:53 EDT 2015
"Researchers have long debated whether it is better to build compact
developments with large parks or nature reserves, as often found in
Europe and Japan, or whether it is preferable to build sprawling
suburbs with many small parks and gardens, as found in many North
American and Australian cities. Iain Stott and colleagues at the
University of Exeter, Penryn, UK and Hokkaido University, Sapporo,
Japan analyzed nine case studies of cities worldwide, concluding that
cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous
green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans. They
report their results in the September 2015 issue of ESA Frontiers."
Land sparing is crucial for urban ecosystem services. (2015) Iain
Stott, Masashi Soga, Richard Inger, and Kevin J Gaston. Frontiers in
Ecology and the Environment 2015 13(7): 387-393.
Read the full press release from the University of Exeter:
Behind complexity, there is always simplicity to be revealed. Inside
simplicity, there is always complexity to be discovered."
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