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A GIS Based Measurement of Accessibility of Urban Parks in Faisalabad City, Pakistan

Journal: Academic Research International (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 94-99

Keywords : Accessibility; Neighborhood; Urban Parks; Buffer analysis;

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Urban parks are crucial part of whole urban environment. A starting point for inquiries about park utilization and the potential benefits of urban green spaces must begin with an assessment of their geographical accessibility. This comparative study focuses on spatial accessibility of existing neighborhood parks in Faisalabad city. The knowledge has been driven through systematic random sampling of visitors within the parks. Systematic random sampling method was used to collect the qualitative as well as quantitative data. Data were analyzed by applying statistical techniques like tabulation, chi square, and correlation for the comparison. Findings suggest a strong association between parks and spatial accessibility of park visitors. Results shows that the majority of park visitors in Gatwala Park come from the distance of 2-3 km and in Jinnah park 5-7 km distance is traveled by the most of the visitors.

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