EVALUATING ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC PARKS THROUGH GIS: A CASE STUDY OF TANDO ALLAHYAR CITY
This paper explores the accessibility of public urban parks within Tando Allahyar city boundaries. Parks are an essential part of urban green infrastructure, have many opportunities for residents' lives. Public park spatial equity is an integral indicator of preservation. Sustainable communities should, therefore, pursue equal access to public services and utilities for all their cohorts. Owing to the unequal spatial allocation of parks, the spatial disparity of citizens' access to parks must be assessed. The research location was split into four zones for better examination. We performed the closest neighbor study, facilities under and over coverage analysis, and network analysis. Using the GIS network analysis tool, this research studied pedestrian connectivity to Tando Allahyar urban parks and their subsequent serviceability. The study showed that the general public park service area found by network analysis was 1415933,61 sq.m, roughly one-third of the service area analyzed by traditional simple buffering approach 3925955 sq.m. The study results will help the researchers and other stakeholders understand using the GIS-based model for accessibility analysis of facilities and amenities within any city's municipality.
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