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Governance factors shaping greenspace provision: from theory to practice


Boulton, C and Dedekorkut-Howes, A and Byrne, J, Governance factors shaping greenspace provision: from theory to practice, Planning Theory and Practice, 22, (1) pp. 27-50. ISSN 1464-9357 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14649357.2021.1879240


Few studies have considered greenspace governance provision from a local government perspective. This paper applies previously overlooked insights from urban planning and social research, investigate the key question: 'how do governance factors influence the provision of greenspace in cities?'. It examines governance tools, organisational leadership and culture, and political leadership. Findings reveal the tensions between a need for certainty and a desire for flexibility, highlighting inconsistencies between planning theory and practice. Better understanding the interplay of these enablers and constraints can inform policy-making to ensure that rapidly growing cities can respond to their residents’ needs using available resources.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:urban park planning policy, organisational leadership and culture, political leadership; municipal government, Australia, parks, cities, governance, greenspace, planning, politics
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:143337
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2021-03-11
Last Modified:2021-09-21

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