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Data for an Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) of a Public Green Infrastructure and Urban Nature Space in Perth, Western Australia

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College of Science, Health, Engineering, and Education-Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth 6150, WA, Australia
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School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University, Perth 6102, WA, Australia
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Received: 23 November 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 17 December 2018
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Abstract

This Data Descriptor shares the dataset generated by a visitor satisfaction survey of users of a mixed-use public green infrastructure (PGI) space in Perth, Western Australia, that incorporates remnant and reintroduced urban nature (UN). Conducted in the Austral summer of 2016–2017, the survey (n = 393) utilized the technique of Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) to elucidate perceptions of PGI users regarding performance of the amenity and facilities at the study site. There is a growing body of research that reports the innate, inbuilt affinity of humans to natural systems and living things. As humankind has grown exponentially over the past 50 years, humanity, as a species, is living an increasingly urbanized lifestyle, resulting in spreading urban footprints and increased population densities that are causing humans to become increasingly disconnected from nature. These conflicting phenomena are driving research to understand the contribution that PGI and UN can make to enhancing the quality of life of urban residents. With diminishing opportunities to acquire or create new PGI spaces within ever-more-densely populated urban centers, understanding, efficiently managing, and continuously improving existing PGI spaces is crucial to access the benefits and services that PGI and UN provide. The IPA technique can provide the data necessary to inform an evidenced-based approach to managing and resourcing PGI and UN spaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: biophilic design; green infrastructure; Importance-Performance Analysis; IPA; public amenity; public open space; renaturing cities; urban nature; urban planning; visitor satisfaction biophilic design; green infrastructure; Importance-Performance Analysis; IPA; public amenity; public open space; renaturing cities; urban nature; urban planning; visitor satisfaction
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Simpson, G.D.; Parker, J. Data for an Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) of a Public Green Infrastructure and Urban Nature Space in Perth, Western Australia. Data 2018, 3, 69.

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