Assessing the role of spatial planning in conserving public green spaces in Bugiri Municipal Council, Uganda
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This study explores the roles of spatial planning in conserving public green spaces. An estimation survey has been conducted on public green spaces within Bugiri Municipality, to find out public perceptions toward public green spaces. This research seeks to stimulate discussions as well as to provide a survey of both existing and depleted public green spaces within Bugiri Municipality, and it would also hope to serve as an indicator for planning a new public green space development program to provide aesthetically magnificent physical and psychological environment for the urban dwellers. The research has revealed the current usage of public green spaces, reasons leading to encroachment and people's perception towards conservation of public green spaces. A total of 70 randomly selected respondents were surveyed. Interviews with semi-structured questionnaire were conducted with visitors in prominent public green spaces within Bugiri Municipality.