Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Series A (Natural History)
Online ISSN : 2435-7545
Print ISSN : 1348-2653
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The forecast of the environmental changes in the urban green spaces by using the index of the degree of naturalness in vegetation — A case study in Kitakyushu city —
Dai IsonoKeitaro ItoTohru ManabeTakashi Umeno
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2007 Volume 5 Pages 33-38

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Characteristics of the deteriorated spaces, which were defined as the spaces that the degree of naturalness in vegetation was decreased from 1983 to 1996 at the urban green spaces, were evaluated from some indices such as their area, elevation, slope degree, naturalness, and so on by using the frequency distribution in Kitakyushu City. Most of the spaces were characterized by the woodlands, smaller than 5 ha in area, lower than 200 m in altitude and smaller than 3° in slope degree, abutted on the urban green spaces of smaller than 600 ha in area. The ranks of naturalness, which were defined by the degree of naturalness in vegetation, were predicted by the single regression for choosing one of their indices that showed the highest correlation coefficient as the predictor variable. The map indicating the probability of the urban green spaces in the future were drawn by overlapping the ranks of naturalness and two kinds of spaces specified by the City Planning Law (the Urbanization Promotion Area or the Urbanization Control Area). The quantitative indicator for managing the urban green spaces in the city was showed by the map.

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