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Mapping Methodology of Public Urban Green Spaces Using GIS: An Example of Nagpur City, India

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United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, 5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
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Water Researches and Technologies Center of Borj-Cedria (CERTE)-Laboratory of Natural Water Treatment (LabTEN), University of Carthage, Soliman 8020, Tunisia
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Independent Researcher, Tokyo 100 0000, Japan
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Sustainability 2019, 11(7), 2166; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11072166
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 25 March 2019 / Accepted: 3 April 2019 / Published: 11 April 2019
Faced with a lack of fine grain data availability, in rapidly emerging urban centers of developing nations, the study explored a mapping methodology to create thematic map of public urban green space (UGS). Using GIS, a thematic map of Nagpur city, India was prepared. The objective was to prepare spatial data that are relevant for planners and policy makers, with detailed UGS typologies and to update the status of overall availability and distribution of hierarchical recreational green spaces in the city. The spatial and non-spatial data with added attributes gathered through fieldwork resulted in a holistic dataset, with high accuracy of thematic map (0.93 kappa coefficient). The recorded status of different typologies as well as the distribution of recreational UGS shows disparity in the distribution of UGS. The eastern part of the city grossly lacks UGS provisions, which is compensated by the western part with larger availability of natural green spaces. The mapping methodology is novel and effective for recording qualitative status, analyzing their spatial distribution and prioritizing the provisions of UGS. Future research integrating these spatial data with more qualitative research can provide a holistic view on benefits of UGS provisions and thus facilitate effective UGS governance aiming towards better green infrastructure and hence broader urban sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: thematic map; GIS; public urban green space; urbanization; urban planning; landscape typologies thematic map; GIS; public urban green space; urbanization; urban planning; landscape typologies
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Lahoti, S.; Kefi, M.; Lahoti, A.; Saito, O. Mapping Methodology of Public Urban Green Spaces Using GIS: An Example of Nagpur City, India. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2166. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11072166

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Lahoti S, Kefi M, Lahoti A, Saito O. Mapping Methodology of Public Urban Green Spaces Using GIS: An Example of Nagpur City, India. Sustainability. 2019; 11(7):2166. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11072166

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Lahoti, Shruti, Mohamed Kefi, Ashish Lahoti, and Osamu Saito. 2019. "Mapping Methodology of Public Urban Green Spaces Using GIS: An Example of Nagpur City, India" Sustainability 11, no. 7: 2166. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su11072166

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