Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites

dc.contributor.authorLampinen, Jussi
dc.contributor.authorTuomi, Maria
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Leonie K.
dc.contributor.authorNeuenkamp, Lena
dc.contributor.authorAlday, Josu G.
dc.contributor.authorBucharova, Anna
dc.contributor.authorCancellieri, Laura
dc.contributor.authorCasado-Arzuaga, Izaskun
dc.contributor.authorČeplová, Natálie
dc.contributor.authorCerveró, Lluïsa
dc.contributor.authorDeák, Balázs
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Ove
dc.contributor.authorFellowes, Mark D.E.
dc.contributor.authorFernández de Manuel, Beatriz
dc.contributor.authorFilibeck, Goffredo
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Guzmán, Adrián
dc.contributor.authorHinojosa, M. Belen
dc.contributor.authorKowarik, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorLumbierres i Bardají, Belén
dc.contributor.authorMiguel, Ana
dc.contributor.authorPardo, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorPons i Domènech, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-García, Encarna
dc.contributor.authorSchröder, Roland
dc.contributor.authorSperandii, Marta Gaia
dc.contributor.authorUnterweger, Philipp
dc.contributor.authorValkó, Orsolya
dc.contributor.authorVázquez, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorKlaus, Valentin H.
dc.description.abstractGrasslands are widespread elements of urban greenspace providing recreational, psychological and aesthetic benefits to city residents. Two urban grassland types of contrasting management dominate urban greenspaces: frequently mown, species-poor short-cut lawns and less intensively managed, near-natural tall-grass meadows. The higher conservation value of tall-grass meadows makes management interventions such as converting short-cut lawns into tall-grass meadows a promising tool for urban biodiversity conservation. The societal success of such interventions, however, depends on identifying the values urban residents assign to different types of urban grasslands, and how these values translate to attitudes towards greenspace management. Using 2027 questionnaires across 19 European cities, we identify the assigned values that correlate with people's personal greenspace use and their preferences for different types of urban grasslands to determine how these values relate to the agreement with a scenario of converting 50% of their cities’ short-cut lawns into tall-grass meadows. We found that most people assigned nature-related values, such as wildness, to tall-grass meadows and utility-related values, such as recreation, to short-cut lawns. Positive value associations of wildness and species richness with tall-grass meadows, and social and nature-related greenspace activities, positively correlated with agreeing to convert short-cut lawns into tall-grass meadows. Conversely, disapproval of lawn conversion correlated with positive value associations of cleanliness and recreation potential with short-cut lawns. Here, people using greenspaces for nature-related activities were outstandingly positive about lawn conversion. The results show that the plurality of values assigned to different types of urban grasslands should be considered in urban greenspace planning. For example, tall-grass meadows could be managed to also accommodate the values associated with short-cut lawns, such as tidiness and recreation potential, to support their societal acceptance.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work was supported by the Institut Municipal de Parcs i Jardins of the Barcelona city Council, the European Union FP7 collaborative project Green Surge (Leonie K Fischer; FP7-ENV.2013.6.2-5-603567, Grant Agreement No. 603567), the Kone Foundation (personal grant to Jussi Lampinen), Ramon y Cajal fellowship to Josu Alday (RYC-2016-20528), and the grants NKFI KH 133038 & KKP 133839 (both Balázs Deák) and NKFI FK 124404 (Orsolya Valkó).ca_ES
dc.publisherElsevier GmbH on behalf of Gesellschaft für Ökologieca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofBasic and Applied Ecology, 2021, vol. 50, p. 119-131ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Lampinen et al., 2020ca_ES
dc.subjectUrban biodiversity conservationca_ES
dc.subjectLawn managementca_ES
dc.subjectNature-related valuesca_ES
dc.subjectUrban grasslandsca_ES
dc.subjectEcological restorationca_ES
dc.subjectSocio-ecological systemsca_ES
dc.subjectGreen infrastructureca_ES
dc.subjectUrban greenspaceca_ES
dc.titleAcceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanitesca_ES
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