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How Are Urban Green Spaces and Residential Development Related? A Synopsis of Multi-Perspective Analyses for Leipzig, Germany

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Department Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management (PGM), Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Department Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany
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German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Biodiversity Economics, Halle-Jena-Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
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Department of Economics, Leipzig University, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
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Landscape Ecology and Environmental Systems Analysis, Institute of Geoecology, Technische Universität Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
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Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
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Academic Editor: Thomas Panagopoulos
Land 2021, 10(6), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060630
Received: 24 March 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 9 June 2021 / Published: 12 June 2021
The relationship between urban green spaces (UGS) and residential development is complex: UGS have positive and negative immediate impacts on residents’ well-being, residential location choice, housing, and land markets. Property owners and real estate agents might consider how prospective clients perceive UGS and act accordingly, while urban planners influence UGS location and management as well as aim at steering the built environment. Typically, studies focus on one of these perspectives at a time. Here, we provide a synopsis of results from studies, taking different perspectives for a single case study: Leipzig, Germany. We summarise and discuss the findings of eight studies on UGS and residential development. In detail, these studies focus on spatial pattern analysis, hedonic pricing analysis, mixed-methods studies on experts’ perspectives, surveys, and choice experiments exploring residents’ perceptions of UGS. We reflect on the feasibility of deriving a synthesis out of these independent studies and to what extent context matters. We conclude that both triangulating of data and methods, as well as long-term and context-sensitive studies are needed to explain the interlinkages between UGS and residential development and their context dependency. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-method approach; residential development; urban development; urban green multi-method approach; residential development; urban development; urban green
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Schwarz, N.; Haase, A.; Haase, D.; Kabisch, N.; Kabisch, S.; Liebelt, V.; Rink, D.; Strohbach, M.W.; Welz, J.; Wolff, M. How Are Urban Green Spaces and Residential Development Related? A Synopsis of Multi-Perspective Analyses for Leipzig, Germany. Land 2021, 10, 630. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060630

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Schwarz N, Haase A, Haase D, Kabisch N, Kabisch S, Liebelt V, Rink D, Strohbach MW, Welz J, Wolff M. How Are Urban Green Spaces and Residential Development Related? A Synopsis of Multi-Perspective Analyses for Leipzig, Germany. Land. 2021; 10(6):630. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060630

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Schwarz, Nina, Annegret Haase, Dagmar Haase, Nadja Kabisch, Sigrun Kabisch, Veronika Liebelt, Dieter Rink, Michael W. Strohbach, Juliane Welz, and Manuel Wolff. 2021. "How Are Urban Green Spaces and Residential Development Related? A Synopsis of Multi-Perspective Analyses for Leipzig, Germany" Land 10, no. 6: 630. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060630

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