Residents perception of green spaces for urban sustainability: a case study in Dhaka city
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Urban green space reduces noise pollution and improves air quality in the cities and thus, contributes to urban sustainability. The concept of urban sustainability is gaining attention to the city side stakeholders across the world. This study aims to examine city dwellers‟ perception about green spaces and explore the relationship between green space and urban sustainability. Based on a social survey, conducted among 78 residents from Dhaka North and South City Corporations, this study found that current state of green space was not in satisfactory condition at all. It further revealed city dwellers‟ low level of satisfaction with the existing utilization of green space in Dhaka. City dwellers‟ perception of inadequate green spaces has negative social implications. Insights from this study may assist city authorities and national government to create more green spaces and formulate policies for better utilization of these green spaces towards enhancing urban livability in Dhaka city.