Investigating the Role of Urban Management in the Area of Urban Green Space based on Health, Safety, and Environment Management System (HSE-MS)
Faraneh Mashoufi, Ali Sheikh Azami
The present study aimed to plan urban green space based on Health, Safety, and Environment Management System, in a case study of municipality of district 13, with an emphasis on Peter Hall’s theory of sustainable urban development. Attention to green space management in urban life is a subject that attracted the attention of urban scholars in the areas of contemporary urban development and architecture more than any other subject. The increasing importance of green space in growth and development plans is significant from two main perspectives: first, as a balancing factor in urban life in terms of environment, and also in terms of beautification of cities on one hand and a suitable place for spending leisure time for citizens on the other hand. This study has six fundamental hypotheses and questions. The research method was documentary study and survey research. The questionnaires was prepared at two levels of green spaces authorities and visitors to parks. The questionnaire for visitors was completed by 400 citizens and the other questionnaire was completed by 35 authorities of green spaces of district 13. The research results indicate that from the viewpoint of authorities of parks and green space in district 13 as well as citizens and visitors to parks, safety conditions and principles, health, and environmental status of parks and green spaces in district 13 are consistent with safety conditions and principles, health, and environmental standards, and all the proposed hypotheses were approved and the fundamental questions were answered. At the end, strategies and recommendations are provided regarding the management of parks and green spaces.