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Environmental Health Diagnosis in a Park as a Sustainability Initiative in Cities

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Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Environment and Human Communities, University of Guadalajara, 2100 Ramón Padilla Sánchez Road, 45200 Zapopan, Mexico
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Physics Department, University of Guadalajara, 1421 Marcelino García Barragán Boulevard, 44430 Guadalajara, Mexico
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Sustainability 2020, 12(16), 6436; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12166436
Received: 27 June 2020 / Revised: 2 August 2020 / Accepted: 5 August 2020 / Published: 10 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Health and Sustainability)
Environmental health diagnosis was made in a sport and recreational park in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The objective of this research was to perform an environmental diagnosis in Tucson Park; it concentrated on air quality (fine and coarse particulate matter, carbon dioxide), environmental noise, water quality of springs and a pond according to national standards, and macroinvertebrates as biological indicators of water condition, as well as phytosanitary state of wooded area. Additionally, a survey was conducted to study environmental perception. Results of the study highlighted significant statistical differences concerning the amount and size of particles for the winter and spring seasons. Noise levels within the park premises exceeded the Mexican standard. Water quality measured through general criteria of integrated water quality index (WQI) qualified the park´s analyzed springs as acceptable but to abstain its use and human consumption. Finally, the perception survey identified insecurity as the major problem, followed by the lack of lighting and effective communication of courses and workshops for the community to attend. It is one of the first environmental diagnoses in sport parks in Mexico´s Metropolitan Areas as an integrated approach of ecosystem health and wellbeing of city inhabitants. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental health diagnosis; urban ecosystems; air quality; water quality index environmental health diagnosis; urban ecosystems; air quality; water quality index
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Orozco-Medina, M.G.; Martínez-Abarca, J.O.; Figueroa-Montaño, A.; Davydova-Belitskaya, V. Environmental Health Diagnosis in a Park as a Sustainability Initiative in Cities. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6436. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12166436

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Orozco-Medina MG, Martínez-Abarca JO, Figueroa-Montaño A, Davydova-Belitskaya V. Environmental Health Diagnosis in a Park as a Sustainability Initiative in Cities. Sustainability. 2020; 12(16):6436. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12166436

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Orozco-Medina, Martha G.; Martínez-Abarca, Javier O.; Figueroa-Montaño, Arturo; Davydova-Belitskaya, Valentina. 2020. "Environmental Health Diagnosis in a Park as a Sustainability Initiative in Cities" Sustainability 12, no. 16: 6436. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12166436

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