When green is grievous: downsides in human-nature interactions in informal urban settlements

@article{Adegun2018WhenGI,
  title={When green is grievous: downsides in human-nature interactions in informal urban settlements},
  author={O. Adegun},
  journal={Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={347 - 361}
}
  • O. Adegun
  • Published 2018
  • Geography
  • Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability
  • Abstract Considering how poor households relate with natural ecosystems is crucial to achieving environmentally sustainable low-income communities in South Africa and beyond. This paper presents negative experiences associated with residents’ interactions with, perceptions of, and appropriations of natural ecosystems and green spaces in informal settlements in Johannesburg. In-depth interviews with residents in two communities, key informants, and transect walks were used to identify problems… CONTINUE READING
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