WALKING ACCESSIBILITY OF URBAN GREEN SPACES IN COMPACT CITIES: A CASE STUDY OF BAHAWALPUR
Adequate supply of urban green spaces and ease to access these spaces is essential for the sustainable livelihood in modern day cities. Promoting use of urban green spaces is not only beneficial for the physical and mental wellbeing of the citizens but also offer broad social benefits. Service area from residential areas to publically accessible green spaces was measured through network analyst tool in ArcGIS. A statistical analysis of green spaces and visitors was conducted to analyze the distribution and equity or inequity in green spaces provided to the communities. Park service area, walkability time and supply vary in different parts of city. Majority of good service areas are located in and around central part of the city. Action are needed to redress the access of public to this important health resource and motivate people to use these resources more often
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