Urban green spaces for support healthiness in Jakarta during the COVID-19 pandemic: A quantitative study

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Abstract

This research analyzes the criticality of Urban Green Spaces (UGS) environmental and health benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, restrictions on mobility, safety concerns, and restricted access during the implementation of social distancing policies tend to use UGS to provide alternative spaces for social interaction and health. This is a severe concern to Jakarta, as the epicenter of the pandemic outbreak with limited UGS. An online survey was conducted from March to April 2021 to understand better and investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the use of UGS and behavior-changing of visitation. The results show that respondents continued to use UGS during the pandemic and considered it more beneficial for health. However, the result showed that residents’ considerations of staying active for health reasons, reduced stress, and boredom. This research provides empirical evidence illustrating the value of UGS as a resilient city infrastructure, therefore, the management policy in this city can be considered with potential application to other cities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number210598
JournalEnvironmental Engineering Research
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Pandemic
  • Urban green space
  • Use
  • Visitation

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