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Contextual variations in perceived social values for ecosystem services in urban park land: A comparative study of China and Australia (2014)

This study investigates the use-diversity of urban parklands in a developed and a developing countries’ context. It further examines contextual difference of users’ perceptions of ecosystem services provided by the respective urban greens.

Research Team

  • Mohammad Swapan (Leader)
  • Sayed Iftekhar (Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, University of Western Australia)


SWAPAN, M. S. H. (2014) Realities of community participation in metropolitan planning in Bangladesh: a comparative study of citizens and planning practitioners' perceptions, Habitat International, 43, 191-197.

KHAN, S., & SWAPAN, M. S. H. (2013) From blueprint master plans to democratic planning in South Asian cities: Pursuing good governance agenda against prevalent patron-client networks, Habitat International, 38, 183-191.

KHAN, S. & SWAPAN, M. S. H. (2012) Rethinking Participation in the Planning Process: Search for an appropriate model in Bangladesh context. In: DIMMER, C., NISHIMURA, Y., eds.  Planning for Sustainable Asian Cities, University of Tokyo.