Strategic Management Innovation of Urban Green Spaces for Sustainable Community Development

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This chapter aims to analyze the strategic management innovation in sustainable management of urban green spaces for neighborhood and community development. The report is intended to review the available theoretical and empirical literature on urban green spaces in the main related topics of community and neighborhood development, sustainable management, and strategic management innovation. The research methods employed are the analytical from a functionalist approach moving later into the critical analysis finally from a holistic or integrative point of view. It begins with the identification and review of cases, initiatives, and projects to demonstrate detailed examination of good practice, innovation, and creativity. However, the results of this review on strategic management innovation of urban green spaces are not conclusive, particularly because of the different local development circumstances and the nature of communities. Finally, this chapter adopts a prepositive and prescriptive strategic management approach of urban green spaces by presenting some research gaps and suggesting future research.


Community development Strategic management innovation Sustainable development Urban green spaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of GuadalajaraZapopanMexico
  2. 2.IPS Department International Planning Systems, Faculty of Spatial and Environmental PlanningTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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