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Governance factors shaping greenspace provision: from theory to practice

Boulton, C, Dedekorkut-Howes, A and Byrne, J ORCID: 0000-0001-8733-0333 2021 , 'Governance factors shaping greenspace provision: from theory to practice' , Planning Theory and Practice, vol. 22, no. 1 , pp. 27-50 , doi: 10.1080/14649357.2021.1879240.

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Few studies have considered greenspace governance provision from a local government perspective. This paper applies previously overlooked insights from urban planning and social research, investigate the key question: 'how do governance factors influence the provision of greenspace in cities?'. It examines governance tools, organisational leadership and culture, and political leadership. Findings reveal the tensions between a need for certainty and a desire for flexibility, highlighting inconsistencies between planning theory and practice. Better understanding the interplay of these enablers and constraints can inform policy-making to ensure that rapidly growing cities can respond to their residents’ needs using available resources.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Boulton, C and Dedekorkut-Howes, A and Byrne, J
Keywords: urban park planning policy, organisational leadership and culture, political leadership; municipal government, Australia, parks, cities, governance, greenspace, planning, politics
Journal or Publication Title: Planning Theory and Practice
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 1464-9357
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/14649357.2021.1879240
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