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  • Date and time: Tuesday 21 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    ENV/105X, Environment Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only), the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join us for the next in our YESI International Fellows Seminar Series with Dr Aysha Hanif, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Lahore College for Women University.

Aysha will share findings from her research on the ecosystems services of Lahore's parks, as perceived by the city's park users. Park users at 15 parks located across Lahore were surveyed. Questions explored motivations to visit parks, satisfaction with park facilities, and perspectives on the benefits that parks can provide. The role of socio-demographic factors in the use of parks, and attitudes towards parks, was also investigated.

The findings are relevant to policymakers, park managers and others who are interested in addressing park users' needs and preferences in the design and management of urban parks. 


Headshot of Dr Aysha Hanif

Dr Aysha Hanif is an Assistant Professor in the department of Geography at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Pakistan.

Dr Hanif’s research explores the role of urban parks in providing ecosystem services for peoples physical and mental well-being. Her research also focuses on ways to achieve Sustainable development goal 11, to make sustainable cities and communities through the contribution of urban green spaces in mitigating environmental challenges. She is currently a YESI International Fellow at the University of York.