The Role of Green Space in City Branding: An Urban Governance Perspective

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

The overall purpose of the presented PhD study is to better understand how biophysically green
elements of urban green infrastructure (UGI) are currently incorporated into and impacted by green
city branding campaigns at the city level and beyond. This is achieved by examining the impacts of
three diverse green city branding cases in Denmark, Singapore and the European Union. The case
studies are analyzed and operationalized through an urban governance theoretical framework
linking changes in policy practices such as urban greening to broader structural changes in society
such as neoliberalism and globalization. Urban political ecology is applied as a critical lens.
Findings indicate that green city branding discourses impact UGI governance arrangements both at
the on-the-ground level of exploring concrete policy problems and their causes and solutions as well
as at the meta-level in terms of framing ideas about the relationships between state, market and civil
society. Study findings contribute to urban green space management practices in Denmark and
abroad as well as to the literature on urban green space governance.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
Number of pages136
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Urban Forestry Urban Greening, Governance, Urban Green Infrastructure, Urban Political Ecology

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