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DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.09.005
Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204614002151
    Last checked: 01/27/2015
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Author(s):Halper, Eve B.; Dall'erba, Sandy; Bark, Rosalind H.; Scott, Christopher A.; Yool, Stephen R.
Author Affiliation:Halper: Ph.D. and Natural Resource Specialist, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; Dall'erba: Co-Founder, Regional Economics and Spatial Modeling and Associate Professor; Scott: Research Professor, Water Resources Policy, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Professor; Yool: Professor, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona; Bark: Visiting Researcher, Centre of Climate Change and Economics Policy, University of Leeds, UK
Title:Effects of irrigated parks on outdoor residential water use in a semi-arid city
Section:Research papera
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Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 134, February 2015, p. 210-220.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Human response to environmental features; Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; Semiarid climates; Water use
Abstract/Contents:"We investigate whether public park amenities act as a substitute for outdoor water use by single-family residential (SFR) households in semi-arid Tucson, AZ, USA. Specifically we account for the effects of a park's proximity, size, and greenness (measured by NDVI), as well as the presence of a public swimming pool. SFR households "with" and "without" home pools are analyzed separately. We control for SFR property attributes, including house size, age, yard size and property NDVI. Results suggest that SFR outdoor water use is influenced by the conditions of all parks within an 8 km (5 mile) street distance. We also find significant differences between the with and without home pool groups. Households with pools used more outdoor water per square meter of house, per year of house age and per unit of NDVI. Households without pools appeared to reduce outdoor use in response to nearby small parks and increased park NDVI. With pool households had the opposite response: they appeared to increase outdoor water use in response to these variables. However, with pool households did reduce their outdoor water use in response to nearby public pools. Medium and large parks were associated with increased outdoor water use for both groups. We conclude that public green space and pools can substitute for private versions of these amenities, and if well designed, can contribute to water demand management and urban sustainability. This may be an avenue for addressing water supply shortages in semi-arid cities and other areas where populations are growing but water supplies are finite."
Language:English
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Geographic Terms:Tucson, Arizona
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Halper, E. B., S. Dall'erba, R. H. Bark, C. A. Scott, and S. R. Yool. 2015. Effects of irrigated parks on outdoor residential water use in a semi-arid city. Landscape Urban Plan. 134:p. 210-220.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.09.005
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204614002151
    Last checked: 01/27/2015
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