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Social Aspects of Urban Forestry: the Role of Arboriculture in a Healthy Social Ecology

@article{Kuo2003SocialAO,
  title={Social Aspects of Urban Forestry: the Role of Arboriculture in a Healthy Social Ecology},
  author={F. E. Kuo},
  journal={Journal of arboriculture},
  year={2003},
  volume={29}
}
  • F. E. Kuo
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of arboriculture
In urban communities, arboriculture clearly contributes to the health of the biological ecosystem; does it contribute to the health of the social ecosystem as well? Evidence from studies in inner-city Chicago suggests so. In a series of studies involving over 1,300 person–space observations, 400 interviews, housing authority records, and 2 years of police crime reports, tree and grass cover were systematically linked to a wide range of social ecosystem indicators. These indicators included… Expand

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