|Title:||MAPPING OF URBAN MORPHOLOGY TYPES AND ASSESSMENT OF RECREATIONAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF BISHOFTU TOWN, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE|
|???metadata.dc.contributor.*???:||Kumelachew Yeshitela (PhD)|
|Publisher:||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract:||Identifying, describing and mapping of land cover are important for global monitoring studies, resource management, and planning activities. Differing characteristics of urban areas can be conceptualized and subsequently mapped through the idea of Urban Morphology Types (UMTs). The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2003) divides ecosystem services (ES), benefits that ecosystems provide to people, into four categories: provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural ecosystem services (CES), the non-material benefits obtained from ecosystems; e.g. recreational ecosystem service obtained from recreational parks. The general objective of the study was identification and mapping of UMTs, assessment of recreational ecosystem services provided by recreational parks and providing planning recommendations for the development and management of urban green spaces in Bishoftu Town. To achieve these objective, intensive desktop work was done on identification of UMTs of Bishoftu town based on the Structural Plan of the town and image from Google earth. Based on collected data from structural plan and image from Google earth, UMTs of the town were defined by ArcGIS and Auto CAD. The data during the recreational ecosystem service assessment period were obtained from primary and secondary sources. Regarding the sampling method female and male users of the recreational parks were asked to fill questionnaires. The result indicated that Bishoftu town have 12 high level UMT classes and 37 UMT sub classes; and most people who visit recreational parks in the town gained recreational ecosystem services from the landscapes of parks, fresh air obtained in these areas, the different kinds of activities they practiced while staying in the recreational parks, like fishing, swimming in pools and boat ridings. Mapping of UMTs facilitate the assessment of ecosystem services provided by different groups of UMT classes. So, to maximize the recreational ecosystem services delivered from recreational parks, combined work amongst local government bodies, environmental planners, investors and professionals is obligatory. Generally, co-operative work is crucial between different stakeholders for the attainment of maximum recreational ecosystem services from recreational parks.|
|Appears in Collections:||Thesis - Environmental Planning and Landscape Design|
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