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Planetary Futures Competition Vol. II (2023)

Urban Greening


organized by Mirjam Stockburger & Lukas Spatz

The proposed project seeks to evaluate the impact of urban greening projects on people’s health and well-being, the housing market and municipality finances.

The project will utilize a novel approach to examine causal effects by studying the award procedure of national and state garden shows using data combinations. It explores the conception of environmental justice by specifically analyzing the consequences of such greening events on the landscape, studying the effects of such green, public goods on economic outcomes (such as housing prices, local economy), and by analyzing their impacts on inhabitants’ health and well-being as well as on socioeconomic disparities.

The transdisciplinary empirical project will combine the knowledge and experience on analyzing geographical data and indicators with expertise from economists to identify such causal effects and impacts for society. The research group at JLU will collaborate with the team of Public Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Department of Geography at the Philipps-University Marburg. A two-day workshop with input from experts of different disciplines will be organized before the project is submitted for third-party funding.

Funded by the Panel on Planetary Thinking, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen