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dc.contributor.authorShimpo, N.en
dc.contributor.authorWesener, Andreasen
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliam, Wendy J.en
dc.identifier.citationShimpo, N., Wesener, A., & McWilliam, W. (2018). How community gardens may contribute to community resilience following an earthquake. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 38, 124-132. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2018.12.002en
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines community benefits provided by an established community garden following a major earthquake and discusses possible implications for community garden planning and design in disaster-prone cities. Recent studies show that following extreme storm events community gardens can supply food, enhance social empowerment, provide safe gathering spots, and restorative practices, to remind people of normality. However, the beneficial role played by community gardens following earthquakes is less well known. To fill this gap, the study examines the role played by a community garden in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. The garden's role is evaluated based on a questionnaire-based survey and in-depth interviews with gardeners, as well as on data regarding the garden use before and after the earthquakes. Findings indicate the garden helped gardeners cope with the post-quake situation. The garden served as an important place to de-stress, share experiences, and gain community support. Garden features that reportedly supported disaster recovery include facilities that encourage social interaction and bonding such as central meeting and lunch places and communal working areas.en
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dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectdisaster recoveryen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectsocial capitalen
dc.subjecturban gardeningen
dc.titleHow community gardens may contribute to community resilience following an earthquakeen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architectureen
dc.subject.anzsrc040604 Natural Hazardsen
dc.subject.anzsrc120107 Landscape Architectureen
dc.subject.anzsrc120501 Community Planningen
dc.subject.anzsrc120504 Land Use and Environmental Planningen
dc.subject.anzsrc1205 Urban and Regional Planningen
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc0705 Forestry Sciencesen
dc.relation.isPartOfUrban Forestry and Urban Greeningen
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