James S. Lemonides & April L. Young
Lemonides, J. S. & Young, A. L. (1). Provision of Public Open Space in Urban Areas: Determinants, Obstacles, and Incentives. Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 44(3), 286–296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01944367808976906
Problems encountered in public open space provision in the urban context are investigated through a case study of the Chicago metropolitan region. Correlation and regression analyses are utilized in an attempt to explain local public open space acreage levels in terms of readily available data. Park district directors, chief municipal executives, forest preserve and conservation district directors are surveyed and interviewed in order to gain more qualitative insights. Governmental regulations in general and funding allocation practices for the region are examined for any effect on provision levels. Basic impediments to public open land provision are identified, and several solution strategies are suggested.
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