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Availability of Public, Near-residential Green Spaces



Out the door and into the garden! Easier said than done in a big city. If you live in the city centre, you often have to walk for a while to see some green. Parks and green spaces serve an important recreational purpose and residents should be able to get there easily.

The work results of the inventory analyses accompanying the “Availability of Public, Near-Residential Green Spaces” map reveal where Berlin’s vegetation flourishes. A distinction is made between “near-residential” and “near-development” green spaces. “Near-residential” green spaces are located in a catchment area of 500 metres surrounding the residence. Due to the proximity to the flat or house, this type of open space is of great importance for less mobile residents such as children, older or disabled people and is also suitable for after-work recreation. Green spaces of more than 10 hectares within a catchment area of 1,000 or 1,500 metres fall into the “near-development” category, depending on the exact size of the area. These include the Großer Tiergarten and the Volkspark Wuhlheide.

This map presents green spaces, forests and their availability to residential areas. Residential area segments are divided into twelve colour classes. These range from the combination of “availability of public green spaces provided and a high share of private or semi-public open spaces” to the combination of “availability of public green spaces not provided and a low share of private or semi-public open spaces”.

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