Communication Networks and Performance of Four New Delhi City Parks
AbstractUrban green spaces are very important for human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. The efficiency of managing urban green spaces often depends on communication and integration of information. We performed a social network analysis survey for assessing the communication structure among the staff in four New Delhi city parks. We were interested in the relationship between three topological properties of the social networks (centre of gravity, MaxS, compactness) and three network-independent attributes of their performance (average satisfaction, visitor’s median expected improvements, number of species identified). The presence of a dynamic leader, improved communication and flow of information down the hierarchical chain and lastly, maximization of interaction and strengthening of relationships of the co-workers are three network properties that emerge as very important for a well-performing park. Through this study, we demonstrate the ability of social network analysis to provide simple, yet powerful, insights that can assist in improving the management of urban green spaces. View Full-Text
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Paul, S.; Jordán, F.; Nagendra, H. Communication Networks and Performance of Four New Delhi City Parks. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1551.
Paul S, Jordán F, Nagendra H. Communication Networks and Performance of Four New Delhi City Parks. Sustainability. 2017; 9(9):1551.Chicago/Turabian Style
Paul, Somajita; Jordán, Ferenc; Nagendra, Harini. 2017. "Communication Networks and Performance of Four New Delhi City Parks." Sustainability 9, no. 9: 1551.
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