- Relationship Analysis between Greenspace and the Pulsar Effect   click here to open paper content169 kb
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This paper will focus on the possibilities of optimal utilization of the existing green spaces for pulsar effect reduction using GIS modelling applications

A spatial relationship analysis between Green space and the “Pulsar effect”

Albert Mugenyi

Development involves change and good change generates sustainable development. Changes in terms of population increase and accelerated urbanization, are inevitable, use up a lot of space and consequently yield new desires in life.
By implication, these new desires in life are responsible for the emerging cases of “crowd-pulling” occasions like; Olympic games, world cup, international concerts, trade fairs, scientific congresses, religious/cultural festivities, tourism resorts etc. These activities hold positive economic implications to the hosting cities. Unfortunately the danger lies within the “hang-over” effect and the quest for city to recover and function normally. A lot is done to prepare for the occasion but next to nothing is done to cater for the after effect. It is true that whatever the size of the occasion, there is always a significant effect left behind. To the business community, this serves as an optune time to make abnormal profits while to the municipality and security organs this is a rough time. Pulsar effects like bio-diversity suffocation, loss of landscape beauty and excessive infrastructure pressure, require a lot of time and resources to restore. In some cases restoration is close to impossible.
In their search for perfection, urban planners will unreservably have to engage both spatial and non-spatial mechanisms that respond to the urban growth interests, that is, environmental sensitivity, economic viability and community interests. The regular demands (troughs), scheduled events (repeats) and high season demands (peaks) must sustainably be catered for and integrated in our urban plans.
It may appear rather late for those cities that are already constrained by limited urban space, but something can be done. There’s a need to undertake a quantitative and qualitative planning survey by exploring a diversity of possibilities using GIS. This tool can be used in sourcing for and providing relevant spatial data. Data concerning landscape value, use capacity /intensity and resource sustainability projections can easily be determined and stored using GIS. Such data, stored in a GIS system can be modeled and simulated to offer guidance in planning, design and management.
This paper will focus on the possibilities of optimal utilization of the existing green spaces for this cause. The application of landscape value data, land use capability data and resource projections within the GIS system will form the basis for case argument.

NB It is of interest for the participants to listen to views regarding the targeted sustainable use of greenspaces through strategic planning measures.Many times these greenspaces have been taken for guaranteed as a resort for the pulsar effect.

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