Community Perception of Brownfield Regeneration through Urban Rewilding

Masood, Nausheen and Russo, Alessio ORCID: 0000-0002-0073-7243 (2023) Community Perception of Brownfield Regeneration through Urban Rewilding. Sustainability, 15 (4). Art 3842. doi:10.3390/su15043842

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Brownfield regeneration using a rewilding approach could provide an opportunity to create new green spaces in our cities. However, studies on public perceptions of rewilding projects are limited. Thus, the purpose of this study was to better understand the public’s perspective of brownfield regeneration and the perceived advantages that these regenerations may give if regenerated as urban green areas as part of rewilding projects. An online survey containing 21 dichotomous and multiple-choice items was created to learn about people’s preferences for brownfield regeneration, the advantages of urban rewilding, and the value of biodiversity in urban contexts. Results show that most people are aware of the benefits of urban regeneration and receptive to the idea of rewilding for urban resilience. Our findings raise awareness of the possibility of regenerating abandoned lots to create accessible green spaces for our communities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nature-based solutions; Urban biodiversity; Ecosystem services; Urban wilderness
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469 Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Alessio Russo
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 09:40
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 15:49

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