Data on Urban Forestry Described by Researchers at Indian Institute of Management
2012 JUL 13 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators discuss new findings in Urban Forestry. According to news originating from Kozhikode, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated "Despite the fact that the multifaceted values of urban green spaces in the public and private domain constitute the core of urban sustainability, their importance is not adequately investigated in the context of developing countries. We undertook a survey of homegardens on private properties in Kozhikode, a city located in the state of Kerala, India."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research by the authors from the Indian Institute of Management, "Our investigation reveals a substantial loss of private green spaces, defined in terms of the added economic value homegardens provided to households during the last decade. We hypothesise and validate empirically that this loss, over time, is negatively associated with technological infusion at the household level, which we measure by assessing the increase in the number of personal computer(s) possessed by households. We provide an economic framework to discuss the implications of our proposition."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "We conclude that the nature of positive externalities associated with private, urban green spaces demands policy intervention by the State."
For more information on this research see: Technological infusion and the change in private, urban green spaces. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2012;11(2):205-210. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening can be contacted at: Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Office Jena, P O Box 100537, 07705 Jena, Germany. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Urban Forestry & Urban Greening - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/701803)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K. Gangopadhyay, Indian Inst Management Kozhikode, Kozhikode 673570, Kerala, India.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Kozhikode, Urban Forestry
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