Nature in the city: popular values for a living world

Harrison, C., M. Limb & J. Burgess, 1987, Nature in the city: popular values for a living world, in: Journal of Environmental Management, 25,

  • Author : Harrison, C., M. Limb & J. Burgess
  • Year : 1987
  • Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Management
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 25
  • Pages : 347-362
  • Abstract in English : The conservation movement in Britain is underpinned by a plurality of values and confusion of purpose that is well exemplified by the new urban conservation movement. This new approach advocates that wildlife in the city should be conserved primarily because of the personal and social benefits that stem from regular encounters with the natural world. Small-group discussions held with discussions held with local people and conducted according to the principles of group analysis offer a novel means of accessing popular values for nature. This paper reports on the findings of the Greenwich open space project which has employed in depth discussion groups as part of a social survey designed to evaluate what role open areas play in lives of people living in the city
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: nature in city, assessment, nature experience, well-being, children playing, adventure. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.