Urban Green Spaces for Sustainable Community Development: A Strategic Management Approach

Urban Green Spaces for Sustainable Community Development: A Strategic Management Approach

José G. Vargas-Hernández (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), Karina Pallagst (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany) and Justyna Anna Zdunek-Wielgołaska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5448-6.ch013

Abstract

This chapter aims to analyze the strategic management innovation in sustainable management of urban green spaces for neighborhood and community development. The report is intended to review the available theoretical and empirical literature on urban green spaces in the main related topics of community and neighborhood development, sustainable management, and strategic management innovation. The research methods employed are the analytical from a functionalist approach moving later into the critical analysis and finally from a holistic or integrative point of view. Finally, this chapter adopts a provocative and prescriptive strategic management approach of urban green spaces by presenting some research gaps and suggesting future research.
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Typology Of Green Spaces

Biodiversity in urban spaces varies among the different types of city green space projects, an aspect to consider since it is the first action to take for the design, such as the diversity, biotope, creation, species of plants, running water, etc. Thus, it is important to investigate if the different types of urban green spaces meet the needs and expectations of users, the social, economic and environmental contributions and benefits, barriers and encouraging factors to use them, in such a way that a typology of users can be developed. Resourcing urban green space management is more than an increase in funding to become a creative and innovative orientation of available resources, the associated costs, partnerships, and comparing the spending between the different types.

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