Determining factors in the relationship between sustainability and municipal management of public recreational spaces in Northeastern Peru

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Erick Delgado Bazán, Zadith Garrido Campaña, Danny Villegas Rivas, Lilette Villavicencio Palacios, Cecilia Mendoza Alva, Carola Calvo Gastañaduy, Nancy Carruitero Avila, Teresita Merino Salazar, Henry Díaz Merino, Dora Calvo Gastañaduy, Roberto


The objective of study was identifying factors determine relationship between strategies implemented by municipal management and their impact on sustainability of public recreational spaces. The research was carried out in Tarapoto, Peru in 2020. The sample consisted of 384 people, including architects, municipal officials, and Tarapoto residents. Surveys were conducted through written questionnaires to determine if the strategies implemented by the municipal management improve the recreational public spaces sustainability. The independent variable was the strategies implemented by the municipal management, described by 9 dimensions: institutionalist, territorial programs, social control, access to information, accountability, spatial relationship, resource allocation, technology and communication, and project execution. The dependent variable was the public spaces sustainability, defined by 6 dimensions: design and equipment, accessibility, safety, environmental quality, comfort and social appropriation. It was determined that the strategies implemented by the municipal management significantly improve (p <0.01) the recreational public spaces sustainability in Tarapoto through a correlation by ranges ρ = 0.935 and a determination coefficient R2 = 0.938, suggesting that 93.8% of the variation in the recreational public spaces sustainability is explained by the strategies implemented by the municipal management. It was estimated that the implemented strategies level by municipal management is regularly efficient in 66.67% and the sustainability of recreational public spaces in Tarapoto is good in 63.54%.It was possible identify the dimensions institutional, social control, allocation of resources, access to information and spatial relationship, as well as accessibility, design and equipment and security, as determinants for study of relationship between municipal management and sustainability indicators of public recreational spaces.

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