10. Social Aspects of Urban Ecology in Developing Countries, with an Emphasis on Urban Domestic Gardens

  1. Matthias Richter2 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland3
  1. Sarel Cilliers,
  2. Stefan Siebert,
  3. Elandrie Davoren and
  4. Rina Lubbe

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch10

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Cilliers, S., Siebert, S., Davoren, E. and Lubbe, R. (2011) Social Aspects of Urban Ecology in Developing Countries, with an Emphasis on Urban Domestic Gardens, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Germany

  2. 3

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • urban biodiversity in developing countries;
  • urban domestic gardens;
  • urbanization and demographic trends;
  • urban green areas;
  • personal and community health;
  • socioeconomic status (SES);
  • human-nature relations;
  • South African urban areas, unique;
  • plant diversity patterns;
  • high-income neighborhoods and better ecosystem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Social benefits and human perceptions of urban green areas

  • Consequences of socioeconomic aspects on the urban green infrastructure

  • Urban domestic gardens

  • Conclusions

  • References