A municipal government needs to develop urban policies based on the residents’ needs for agreeable urban environments and sustainable urban developments. This study, therefore, offers basic research data and results for sustainable urban developments and open space policies by research and analysis about the people’s values on open space. The results are followings;
Above all, the residents prefers house gardens, village hills, school campuses and pocket parks as well as official open spaces, such as, urban parks. Therefore, the government should change the open space policy which has focused on official urban parks under the urban planing law and the urban park law. Secondly, they recognize the roles of open spaces as residents’ emotion purification(psychologistic utility) and environment preservation. Thirdly, they have used the open spaces for psychologistic, emotional consolation, such as, liberation sentiments, clear airs and natural scenes, rather than a social purpose, such as, sports, recreations, games and friendly relations, and were different according to people’s socio-economic attributes.
Hence, the government needs to develop a sustainable open space policy based on the residents’ cognitions and needs with local characteristics