Journal article

Urban green space distribution related to land values in fast-growing megacities, Mumbai and Jakarta-unexploited opportunities to increase access to greenery for the poor

YH Hwang, IK Nasution, D Amonkar, A Hahs

Sustainability | Published : 2020

Abstract

Many studies on disparities in the distribution of urban green space (UGS) focus on the quantity and accessibility of designated open spaces. However, when all types of UGS, including unmanaged green areas, are accounted for, claims of green space distributive injustice become more complicated. We conducted a preliminary investigation questioning the common Global North assumption that the poor have less access to the benefits of green space, using the cities of Mumbai and Jakarta as case studies as, in their respective countries, wealth inequality has grown at a higher rate than in other Asian countries. We employed four sets of geospatial data to analyze green space distribution patterns a..

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