Transforming inner-city landscapes: trees, sense of safety, and preference

Kuo, F.C., M. Bacaicoa & W.C., Sullivan, 1998, Transforming inner-city landscapes: trees, sense of safety, and preference, in: Environment and Behavior, , 6

  • Author : Kuo, F.C., M. Bacaicoa & W.C., Sullivan
  • Year : 1998
  • Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 6
  • Pages : 28-59
  • Contents in English : How would inner-city resident’s response to the incorporation of trees and grass in their neighbourhoods. Previous research and analysis suggest that landscaping has the potential to transform inner-city neighbourhoods – the potential to mitigate the negative environmental impacts of urban development, providing relief from crowding, provide more humane play space for children etc. The barren common space in this study evoked neither liking nor a sense of safety; in contrast participants responded quite positively to images spicing the space with well-maintained grass and a high density of trees, and the effects of greening on both preference and sense of safety ratings were dramatic. The findings indicated not only that landscaping would be welcome but also that as far residents were concerned, the greener the space the better. KEYWORDS: preference, safety, trees, landscaping, grass maintenance, tree density, neighbourhoods, community quality, quality, planting design, environmental psychology.
  • Comments/Notes : UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.