Public green spaces provide essential benefits supporting people’s health and well-being as well as triggering environmental attachment and stewardship, eventually resulting in a positive impact on the ecosystem as a whole. For these reasons, a research developed within URBAG, a larger research project at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB), which investigates how green infrastructures contribute to urban sustainability, aims to understand the perceived benefits people obtain from public green spaces.
Through this study, researchers will explore the accessibility, structural and infrastructural determinants (e.g. sense of security, presence of shadowing vegetation, places for gathering, etc.) as well as spatial and temporal patterns of benefits uptake, also in relation to respondents’ social group of belonging. In addition, the way people communicate on social media about those same benefits and the effect of the Covid-19 lockdown in changing their perceived benefits will be analysed as well.
We would like to thank you in advance for contributing to the study with your local knowledge and for disseminating the survey throughout your networks.