A1 Journal article – refereed
Nearby Nature and Experiential Farming: How are their Roles Perceived within the Rural-Urban Fringe?




List of Authors: Reija Hietala, Harri Silvennoinen, Beáta Tóth, Liisa Tyrväinen
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Place: ABINGDON; 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Landscape Research
Journal name in source: Landscape Research
Journal acronym: Landscape Res.
Number in series: 5
Volume number: 38
Issue number: 5
ISSN: 0142-6397

Abstract
This paper presents the preferences of residents towards green areas and, in particular, for agricultural environments in Vantaa City, southern Finland. The study area includes three growing suburbs and farming land immediately adjacent to the city centre. During the study period, new residential areas in the fringe area, combined with a simultaneous build-up of the road network, resulted in fragmentation and increased land use diversity. We found that the farming land at the fringe of the city had a greater recreational role than its basic function linked to either food or fodder production. Visual mapping of pleasant places proved the importance of public traditional farms and that preserved nature areas were preferred more than constructed parks for residents living in the urban fringe. This suggests that an emphasis in careful urban land use policy might be placed more upon the maintenance of natural areas that remain unchanged.


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