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Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies
Dr. Bharati Mohapatra examines the social, functional, physical and emotional aspects of neighborhood Open Space and the attitude of people for community participation in managing the Open Space, as well as development of a framework for community participation by integrating the social, psychological and spatial attributes. The key interlinked parameters examined are: Place Use (Functional content), Place Quality (Spatial content), Place Attachment (Emotional content), Place Management (Environmental Behavior) and Levels of Participation. The book presents both qualitative studies and quantitative methods and techniques of analyzing the social and spatial parameters. Mohapatra shows how her work can be applied to formulate environmental management strategies, and location-specific issues and complexities in the people-park relationship can be addressed. Suggestions and recommendations based on the findings for effective planning and sustainable management of neighborhood open space are presented.
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Mohapatra presents readers with a study of the various social, functional, physical, and emotional aspects at play in neighborhood and community open spaces, as well as the process and function of the community management of such open spaces. The author provides readers with a general introduction, a comprehensive literature review, and an overview of her research methodology before profiling the use of open space in Bhubaneswar, India. She then goes on to provide readers with her case study of neighborhood parks, her findings and conclusions. The author is a faculty member of the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India. -- Annotation (protoview.com)