Parks are placed high on the research agenda addressing their social, economic, and environmental influences. They been recognised as contributors to the physical quality of urban environments. More recently, a broader view of parks has emerged. This view goes well beyond the traditional value of parks as places for recreation and visual delight, to depict them as valuable contributors to broader strategic objectives, such as property values, place attractiveness, job opportunities, social belonging, public health, tourist development, and improving the overall quality of life (QOL) for individuals and societies. The present book aims to examine the role of parks in enhancing the quality of human life in urban environments. It measures QOL in terms of 'human needs' and 'subjective well-being'. Finally, the study concludes a understanding of the impact of public parks upon improving the QOL, as a synthesis of the findings from 'human needs' and 'subjective well-being'. This should open ways for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to realise the potentials of public parks towards improving the QOL and recognising the aspired-for individual and social development in Egypt.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-41295-0

ISBN-10:

3659412953

EAN:

9783659412950

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Rania Rushdy Moussa

Number of pages:

152

Published on:

2013-08-25

Category:

Other