Spatial analysis of the accessibility of urban greenspace at the city level

Authors

  • Panagiotis - Tsampikos Alexandros Koliotsis Laboratory of Physical Geography and Environmental Impacts, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical Univesity of Athens (NTUA), 9 Iroon Polytechniou, University Campus, Zografou 15780 GR
  • Maria P. Papadopoulou Laboratory of Physical Geography and Environmental Impacts, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical Univesity of Athens (NTUA), 9 Iroon Polytechniou, University Campus, Zografou 15780 GR

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14712/23361964.2020.3

Keywords:

accessible natural greenspace standards model, Athens, climate change, multicriteria analysis, urban greenspace indices

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyse the access people have to urban greenspaces at the city level (Athens) using a combination and by comparing different methods. These two approaches are the Accessible Natural Greenspace Standards (ANGSt) Model and selected urban greenspace indices. According to the results, the accessibility of areas of urban greenspace is sufficient in most of Athens, which indicates that the majority of its residents have access to urban greenspaces. The correlation of accessibility with urban greenspace indices provided a better classification for Athens, in terms of citizens’ quality of life, as 20% of the Municipalities have a higher value for greenspace than that recommended by the World Health Organization of 9 m2. If this percentage is expressed as a population equivalent, only 13.3% of the population of Athens has a higher value than the minimum recommended. In addition, 21% of the population has a much smaller value and, in particular, it does not exceed 2 m2 of greenspace per capita.

Published

2020-06-22

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