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Access to urban green spaces and environmental inequality in post-socialist cities

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dc.contributor.author Csomós, György
dc.contributor.author Farkas, Jenő Zsolt
dc.contributor.author Kovács, Zoltán
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-18T13:07:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-18T13:07:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 69:(2) pp. 191-207. (2020) hu
dc.identifier.issn 2064-5031 hu
dc.identifier.uri https://ojs.mtak.hu/index.php/hungeobull/article/view/3715
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11155/2239
dc.description.abstract Access to urban green spaces and environmental inequalities are increasingly on the agenda in contemporary cities due to increasing density of people, widening social inequalities, and limited access to Urban Green Spaces (UGS). This is even so in post-socialist cities where recent urban sprawl and suburbanisation could be strongly linked to the scarcity of adequate green spaces in the inner-parts of cities. This paper examines the provision and accessibility of public green spaces in Debrecen, a second tier city in post-socialist Hungary, with applying a walking distance approach. Using GIS technology and socio-demographic data of residents the study assesses the availability and accessibility of green spaces in the city, and their social equity. According to research results the geographical distribution of UGS is very uneven in the city, some neighbourhoods lack public green spaces, while others are well-supplied. This is partly due to the natural environment and the post-WWII development of the city. Research findings show that the quality of residential green spaces is generally poor or very poor. Research also confirmed the widening environmental inequalities within the local society. New upmarket residential areas, where the wealthiest section of population reside are rich in high-quality (private) green spaces. Other lower-status neighbourhoods, including some of the socialist housing estates, suffer from the lack of good quality green spaces. Authors argue that environmental justice should be a core concept of city-planning considering not only the officially designated public green spaces, but also other forms of urban green (institutional, private etc.). hu
dc.language angol hu
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0) Nevezd meg!-Ne add el!-Ne változtasd! hu
dc.subject zöldfelületek hu
dc.subject környezetvédelem hu
dc.subject városi tér hu
dc.subject környezeti igazságosság hu
dc.title Access to urban green spaces and environmental inequality in post-socialist cities en
dc.type journalArticle hu
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.15201/hungeobull.69.2.7 hu
dc.author.mtmtid 10013647
dc.author.mtmtid 10014635
dc.author.mtmtid 10000305
dc.author.affiliation ATO hu
dc.author.affiliation NONRKI hu
dc.identifier.mtmt-recordid 31365753
dc.coverage.mtmt mtmt hu
dc.type.description folyóiratcikk hu
dc.relation.ispartofjournal Hungarian Geographical Bulletin hu
dc.relation.ispartofjournalissue 2 hu
dc.format.extentvolume 69 hu
dc.description.access szabadon elérhető / Open access hu
dc.format.extentfirstpage 191 hu
dc.format.extentlastpage 207 hu


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