Human response to greeneries in public spaces

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    Momoh, Victor
    Ayeni, Dorcas, A.
    GhaffarianHoseini, Ali
    Rotimi, Funmilayo Ebun
    2020 Conference Papers
    Carbon Reduction in Built Environments
    Conference Papers


Cities globally continue to lose contact with nature due to urbanization and consequently are experiencing a great level of thermal discomfort and a rise in global warming. The study area, Lokoja, is a developing city, experiencing massive removal of the green covers to allow for further developments. This study intends to improve the comfort level of public spaces in Lokoja through greeneries and inform stakeholders of its benefits. The study was carried out using the qualitative method of research that involved an in-depth study of literature. Also, two case studies of public spaces in Abuja and Obudu Plateau was conducted to elicit information on the impact of greeneries on their environment. It was discovered that Landscape features such as green facades, roof gardens, indoor plants, extensive lawn areas, and other green covers were identified to be beneficial to public spaces and can improve the comfort level in an urban setting. The study, therefore, emphasized the need for green public space development in Lokoja, and encouraged the habit of nature conservation in public spaces and nurturing of the existing vegetation as a concept to improve the environmental quality of the city.

Keywords: Green architecture; Greenery; Landscape; Thermal comfort.


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