Environmental implications of privatised public space in gated residential neighbourhood: case study of China's small residential district

Deng, Wu, Cheshmehzangi, Ali and Yang, Tong (2015) Environmental implications of privatised public space in gated residential neighbourhood: case study of China's small residential district. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 5 (11). pp. 944-947. ISSN 2010-3646

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Abstract

Gated neighbourhood is well-defined by enclosed walls and gates with clear physical boundaries. The most distinctive feature of gated neighbourhoods is that their public spaces are normally privatised. The construction and operation of the public space within a gated neighbourhood consumes energy and resources, and sequentially has impacts on the environment. This paper argues such environmental impacts from the construction and operation of the public space should be also “privatised”, i.e. it should be jointly owned by all property owners of a gated neighbourhood. Through examining a case study neighbourhood in China, this research indicates the environmental outcomes due to the privatisation of the public space cannot be ignored. De-privatising the public space from gated neighbourhoods through sound urban planning can help to improve environmental sustainability as well as social sustainability in tandem.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 22356
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Depositing User: Tong Yang
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 06:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22356

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