Unequal access to cultural ecosystem services of green spaces within the city of Rome – A spatial social media-based analysis

Giulia Benati, Fulvia Calcagni, Federico Matellozzo, Andrea Ghermandi, Johannes Langemeyer*

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This groundbreaking study sheds new light on the unequal distribution of cultural ecosystem services (CES) within Rome's urban green spaces (UGS). Employing a novel methodology, we assess UGS quality through georeferenced social media data from Twitter, evaluate the green cover of UGS, and assess accessibility to these spaces using network analysis in a GIS environment. This unique methodology allows us to unveil marked disparities in both UGS accessibility and the provision of CES. Unlike traditional approaches, our analysis provides a more nuanced understanding of UGS quality and accessibility. Our findings reveal areas with high UGS accessibility, yet limited CES provision. These insights are crucial for targeted urban planning interventions, advocating for a more equitable distribution of UGS benefits. This research challenges traditional green space planning with a focus on green space availability. Importantly, our study goes further by identifying specific disadvantaged areas, offering valuable insights for promoting equity in urban areas, emphasizing the importance of UGS quality and accessibility. Thereby, this research provides a foundation for a more nuanced, equal, and quality-driven approach to UGS planning.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número d’article101594
Nombre de pàgines16
RevistaEcosystem Services
Volum66
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - d’abr. 2024

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