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Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies

Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies.


Dr. Bharati Mohapatra, School of Planning and Architecture, India


The substantial benefit to communities of Open Space is increasingly recognised. They provide a much-needed focal point for the people they serve, where the wider community can participate in a range of activities with high potential for positive outcomes.

Mohapatra assesses the social, functional, physical and emotional aspects of neighbourhood Open Space and the resulting attitude of people towards community participation. She goes on to develop a framework for community participation by integrating the social, psychological and spatial attributes, utilising qualitative studies, quantitative methods and analytical techniques. This work can be used to formulate environmental management strategies, and address location-specific issues and complexities in the people-park relationship. The book concludes with suggestions and recommendations for effective planning and sustainable management of neighbourhood open space.

Brief Table of Contents:

1 Introduction

1.1 Overview
1.2 Research Background
1.3 Statement of the Problem
1.4 Research Need
1.5 Rationale
1.6 Aims
1.7 Objectives
1.8 Scope and Limitations
2 Literature Review
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Guidelines for Urban Open Space
2.3 Use of Public Open Spaces
2.4 Spatial Quality
2.5 Place Attachment
2.6 Place Management
2.7 Conceptual Connections
2.8 Research Gaps
2.9 Summary
2.10 Theoretical Framework
3 Research Methodology
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Study Areas
3.3 Sample
3.4 Measurement
3.5 Data Collection
3.6 Analysis
3.7 Summary 
4 Open Space in Bhubaneswar
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Profile of the City and Open Spaces: A Descriptive Analysis
4.3 Spatial Growth and Open Space: Comparative Analysis of Land Use
4.4 Population and Urban Open Space
4.5 Land Ownership and Open Space
4.6 Institutional Set Up for Development and Management Of Parks
4.7 Summary
5 Case Study of Neighbourhood Parks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Dimensional Structure Of Place Parameters: Exploratory Factor Analysis
5.3 Area-Specific Study
5.4 Overall Study
5.5 Summary
6 Findings
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Area-Specific Study
6.3 Overall Study
6.4 Summary
7 Conclusions
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Summary of Findings
7.3 Implication of the Study
7.4 Recommendation
7.5 Suggestions
7.6 Further Research 

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781785606397
ISBN Electronic: 9781785606380
Publication Date: 18 April 2016
Format print: Hardback
Format Electronic: ePub, PDF

Page count: 280
Dimensions: 152 x 229

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