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Trees And Urban Life Quality: A Case Study On Spatial Segregation In The Municipality Of Campos Dos Goytacazes, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

6

Published

2000

Size

588 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000141

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

V.A. Carneiro da Silva & M.A. Pedlowski

Abstract

A growing body of literature indicates that urban quality is directly related to the existence of green areas and trees. At the same time, many authors suggest that environmental amenities are increasingly becoming spatially segregated according to patterns of population income. This article focuses on a study conducted in Campos, a coastal city in the southeast of Brazil. Data gathering was done in accordance with income distribution in nine neighborhoods to establish tree abundance and species diversity. Results tend to reinforce the view that high-income neighborhoods are better served in terms of tree quantity and diversity. The implication of this study is that the traditional

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