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The Effects of Green Spaces and Parks on People in Nicosia - Cyprus
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 6 (December)
Pages: 173-186   |   Vol. 2, No. 6, December 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Sevinc Kurt, Department of Architecture, Cyprus International University, Nicosia, Cyprus.
[2]
Jubril Atanda, Department of Architecture, Cyprus International University, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Abstract
It is obvious that green areas and parks have enormous effects on the community or people who live in that neighborhood. Green spaces and parks help the children to have a playing area around the community, which brings more comfort. Green spaces and parks beautify the community, create a pleasant environment for the people and protect the natural environment. The aim of this article is to investigate the effects of green areas and parks on people in Nicosia considering its influence on the psychology of the community in the residential areas. This research design is a qualitative research. Case studies will be used to show how green spaces and parks affect the psychological side of the community and its environment at large and what benefits it has on the community. Interviews and mapping techniques will also be used in different areas where green spaces and parks are in the Nicosia. Data will be collected from literature sources books, journals. Photographs will be used also for existing green areas and parks in Nicosia. This research study will provide a guide in urban design and the use of green spaces and parks in communities and cities.
Keywords
Green Spaces, Parks, Nicosia, Psychology of Users
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