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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Rachael C.
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Brendon M.H.
dc.contributor.authorChurch, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T09:54:03Z
dc.date.available2023-11-29T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T09:54:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-29
dc.identifier.citationEdwards RC, Larson BM, Church A (2021) 'A “magic teleportation machine”: ethnically diverse green space users derive similar cultural ecosystem benefits from urban nature', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 67 (127409)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1618-8667
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127409
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625272
dc.description.abstractGreen spaces are vital to the wellbeing of urban communities, largely due to the many Cultural Ecosystem Benefits (CEB) that nature contributes to outdoor recreation experiences (e.g., relaxation, inspiration, spiritual enrichment). To ensure equity in the distribution of CEB, however, we require a better understanding of how they relate to ethnicity. Through 100 in-situ semi-structured interviews with green space users in the Lee Valley Regional Park, London, UK, this research explored variation in outdoor recreational CEB based on i) ethnicity and ii) green space activity and attribute preferences. We compared green space preferences and CEB of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and white users of two distinct types of urban green space: parks and more biodiverse Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Both white and BAME visitors to parks prioritized games/sports and built features whereas visitors to SSSIs more often undertook wildlife viewing and prioritized natural features. However, we found that white and BAME users of both types of urban green space derived similar CEB. Peace and relaxation were primary among these benefits, a result of both nature interaction and its contrast to the urban environment. These results demonstrate that nature does not have to be the focal point of outdoor recreation to contribute to wellbeing; rather, even as a backdrop to sports and cultural activities, nature provides similar benefits to green space users. To promote use of green space and foster intercultural understanding, we recommend integrating these shared benefits obtained from nature within marketing and engagement strategies. Future research is needed to explore CEB variation within and among distinct ethnic communities to fully capture the diversity of lived experiences.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for the research reported in this paper was provided by the Dean’s Doctoral Initiative, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. Funding for the research reported in this paper was provided by the Dean’s Doctoral Initiative, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866721004362en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcultural ecosystem servicesen_US
dc.subjectdiversityen_US
dc.subjectequityen_US
dc.subjectgreen spaceen_US
dc.subjectoutdoor recreationen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::N222 Recreation/Leisure Managementen_US
dc.titleA “magic teleportation machine”: ethnically diverse green space users derive similar cultural ecosystem benefits from urban natureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Waterlooen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.identifier.journalUrban Forestry and Urban Greeningen_US
dc.date.updated2021-12-15T09:49:53Z
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