Multidimensional Relation of Urban Dwellers and Green Spaces

Gyula Kothencz


Green spaces have a positive impact on the daily life of urban communities; however numerous aspects of the relation between humans and urban green spaces are not widely understood. This PhD thesis is concerned with this ambiguous relationship and focuses on three of its aspects. First, the thesis explores the relationship between humans’ subjective evaluations on urban green spaces and objective, spatially explicit indicators of the same green spaces. Secondly, the work complements green space users’ perception of services supplied by green spaces, with crowd-sourced data on actual community usage. Finally, the spatial relation between the geographic distribution of demographic groups of urban population with high green space demand and the distribution of urban biomass with the highest societal use value is identified. The expected outcome of the thesis is an improved knowledge on the multidimensional relation between urban dwellers and green spaces.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Kothencz G. (2016). Multidimensional Relation of Urban Dwellers and Green Spaces . In Doctoral Consortium - DCSMARTGREENS, (SMARTGREENS 2016) ISBN , pages 28-34

in Bibtex Style

author={Gyula Kothencz},
title={Multidimensional Relation of Urban Dwellers and Green Spaces},
booktitle={Doctoral Consortium - DCSMARTGREENS, (SMARTGREENS 2016)},

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JO - Doctoral Consortium - DCSMARTGREENS, (SMARTGREENS 2016)
TI - Multidimensional Relation of Urban Dwellers and Green Spaces
SN -
AU - Kothencz G.
PY - 2016
SP - 28
EP - 34
DO -