(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Longitudinal trends in equity of park accessibility in Yokohama, Japan: an investigation into the role of causal mechanisms

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YASUMOTO S. (1) ; JONES A. (2) ; SHIMIZU C. (3) ;
(1) Institute of Economic Research, Univ., Kyoto, JAPON
(2) School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Faculty of Economics, Reitaku Univ., Chiba, JAPON


This article investigates the association between sociodemographic indicators and public park provision over an eighteen-year period in the city of Yokohama, Japan. The results suggest evidence of two causal processes: new parks are located in more affluent communities; yet new parks also appear to encourage further move-in of affluent populations. They also demonstrate that park provision by administrative authorities in less-affluent neighbourhoods may be required to maintain equity in access to these valuable community resources. Economic incentives, such as subsidy provision, may have a role to play to encourage park provision by developers


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 682-699]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 tabl., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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