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Greenspace and Environmental Justice: The case of Newcastle upon Tyne

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Elizabeth Brooks, Professor Simin Davoudi

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Abstract

The benefits of urban greenspace are both manifold and well-established; its relationship to social and spatial inequalities less so. Drawing on and updating a five-part framework (distribution, recognition, participation, responsibility and capabilities), we explore the justice dimensions of urban greenspace in Newcastle upon Tyne. We argue that justice in this respect is not just about where greenspace is located in a city, but concerns the characteristics of the greenspace itself, how these relate to the characteristics of local communities, their wellbeing and opportunities. In the context of Newcastle's changing demography and contemporary moves to transfer the management of Newcastle's parks and allotments to a charitable trust, we make the case for participation as the centre Environment Justice (EJ) dimension for the city.


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Author(s): Brooks E, Davoudi S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: People, Place and Policy

Year: 2018

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 118-136

Online publication date: 14/12/2018

Acceptance date: 06/11/2018

ISSN (electronic): 1753-8041

Publisher: Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

URL: https://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2018.3835242525

DOI: 10.3351/ppp.2018.3835242525


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