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Lawal Marafa   Professor  Other 
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Lawal Marafa published an article in April 2018.
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Indicator development for sustainable urban park management in Hong Kong Chung-shing Chan, Fung Hoi Si, Lawal M. Marafa Published: 01 April 2018
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2018.01.025
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Urban park managers in densely-populated metropolises such as Hong Kong have to cope with dynamic user expectations, the impacts of recreation, and the shortage of resources over time, and the goal to improve park management strategies is ongoing. Indicators are potentially effective yardsticks for measuring park conditions and explaining the implications of various conditions on sustainable park management. This study solicits an indicator set through a two-tiered process of indicator selection, screening and rating, and a tripartite engagement by 20 park managers, 9 local scholars, and 743 park users in Hong Kong. The findings from the user-perceived level of importance of each indicator suggest that users pay close attention to landscaping, and that users consider the environmental quality of parks to be important management aspects. User-associated components of urban park management are identified, which reveal gradual changes in park features over the years.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Call for Papers Lawal Marafa Published: 06 September 2017
World Leisure Journal, doi: 10.1080/16078055.2017.1365457
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BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Protected area tourism Lawal Marafa Published: 01 January 2016
Encyclopedia of Tourism, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_153
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Historically, protected areas represent areas of land and water set aside for protection by legislation or culture bequeathed by past civilizations, subjected to a wide range of management requirements. While these areas receive protection because of their ecological and natural values, some are recognized because of their cultural value or wilderness with need for perpetuation (Marafa 2003; Strickland-Munro et al. 2010). There is evidence that protected areas constitute a cultural artifact having a very long history. Some scholars (Holdgate and Phillips 1999) claimed that this dates back to over two million years ago when protection of natural reserves was undertaken in India.Given the nature of the resources, protected areas are those places in which human occupation and activities regarding exploitation of resources are limited. In this regard, some were protected in Europe to provide hunting grounds for the rich and powerful over 1,000 years ago. A growing number of countries also ...
Article 1 Read 3 Citations Public parks in city branding: Perceptions of visitors vis-à-vis residents in Hong Kong Chung Shing Chan, Mike Peters, Lawal M. Marafa Published: 01 January 2015
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2015.10.016
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Highlights•Familiarity, favourability and uniqueness are the three elements largely contribute to place brand equity.•Public parks in Hong Kong are a clear set of resources to show the presence of familiarity, favourability and uniqueness of city brand equity.•Weak familiarity and favourability of the city brand expressed by locals and potential visitors.•Marine Parks and the Geo-Park were given a strong level of uniqueness for green brand development in Hong Kong. AbstractThis study develops an approach to measure the potential of public parks as a theme of resource for city branding. Brand potential connects with place brand equity, where familiarity, favourability and uniqueness are the three basic elements. This paper reveals the weak familiarity and favourability of the city brand especially expressed by locals and potential visitors. In Hong Kong, Marine Parks and the Geopark have a strong level of uniqueness, which indicates their potential to be distinctive attractions for green branding though perceptual divergence causes obstacles in realizing that potential.
Article 1 Read 2 Citations Creating Social Safeguards for REDD+: Lessons Learned from Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Vietnam Mucahid Bayrak, Tran Tu, Lawal Marafa, Mucahid Mustafa Bayr... Published: 22 August 2014
Land, doi: 10.3390/land3031037
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Currently, many studies on benefit sharing mechanisms (BSM) and the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme (REDD+) focus on poverty alleviation and livelihood development. However, relatively few studies incorporate an integrated livelihood framework. This study employs the sustainable livelihoods framework to assess the impact of BSM in Vietnam. The lessons learned could be used in creating social safeguards for REDD+. The communities in Central Vietnam involved in BSM were impacted by the programme on various dimensions. These dimensions, expressed in different types of capital, are interconnected and contribute to a person’s well-being. While the communities have restricted access to their natural forests, they benefited in terms of income diversification, knowledge improvement and network expansion. On the other hand, they faced food insecurity, they were more vulnerable to natural hazards, and their human, social and cultural capital faced risk of deterioration.
BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Protected area tourism Lawal Marafa Published: 01 January 2014
Encyclopedia of Tourism, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_153-1
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