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Land and Leisure

Concepts and Methods in Outdoor Recreation, 1st Edition

Edited by Carlton S. Van Doren, George B. Priddle, John E. Lewis


332 pages

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First published in 1974. Leisure has come to be a vital force in our lives, a part of self-discovery, essential for our well-being. With increased amounts of leisure time, there has been rapid growth in the demand for diverse recreational facilities and their subsequent overuse. With this in mind, it is clear why the planning, managing and administration of recreational resources, particularly in urban areas, is of personal interest to everyone.

Land and Leisure introduces the student to all aspects of recreational land use - spatial, economic, behavioural and physical. This second edition is designed to demonstrate some of the basic up-to-date ideas and issues of the last decade and a half that have been influential in shaping decisions, and is concerned both with urban recreation and the uses of resources within metropolitan areas and with the role of the private sector in providing facilities. The book is divided into five parts with discussions ranging over topics such as the individual's recreational needs, recreational land-use evaluation, regional planning and the problems of decision-making and the provision of recreational resources. Its interdisciplinary approach will enable students to understand the problems, concepts, methods and approaches helpful in furthering and integrating their knowledge of recreational resources.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction to the Second Edition; Part One: Recreation, Changing Social Values and Assessment; Overview; 1. Future Perspectives David E. Gray and Seymour Greben 2. Leisure in the Life Cycle Stanley Parker 3. Urban Growth and the Planning of Outdoor Recreation Harvey S. Perloff and Lowdon Wingo, Jr. 4. Recreation, Open Space, and Social Organization Diana R. Dunn; Further Reading; Part Two: Resource Utilization: Planning and Management; Overview; 5. Recreation Area Planning: Some Physical and Ecological Requirements Eugene Mattyasovsky 6. Toward a Behavioural Interpretation of Recreational Engagements with Implications for Planning B. L. Driver and S. Ross Tocher 7. Carrying Capacity: Maintaining Outdoor Recreation Quality David W. Lime and George H. Stankey 8. A Recreation Visitor Travel Simulation Model as Aid to Management Planning Robert C. Lucas and Mordechai Shechter; Part Three: Methods of Recreation Use Evaluation; Overview; 9. Economic Concepts Relevant to the Study of Outdoor Recreation E. Boyd Wennergren and Warren E. Johnston 10. Some Social Concepts for Outdoor Recreation Planning George H. Stankey 11. Comparison of Methods for Recreation Evaluation Jack L. Knetsch and Robert K. Davis 12. Recreational Travel: A Review and Pilot Study Bryan Thompson 13.Recreation Services Donald M. Fisk and Harry P. Hatry 14. Recreation Activity Packages at Water-based Resources Stephen F. McCool; Further Reading; Part Four: Provision of Resources: Public & Private; Overview; 15. Public-Private Interface C. A. Gunn 16. The Public-Commercial Joint Venture John L. Crompton 17. Private Recreation Enterprise Economics Malcolm I. Bevins 18. The Local Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation Facilities Frank W. Millerd and David W. Fischer 19. Market Analysis for Recreation Managers W. F. LaPage; Further Reading; Part Four: Recreation, Resources & Decisions; Overview; 20. Amenity Resources for Urban Living Arthur A. Atkisson and Ira M. Robinson 21. Planning for Conservation and Development - An Exercise in the Process of Decision Making Patrick E. McCarthy and Michael Dower 22. A Framework for Agency Use of Public Input in Resources Decision Making John C. Hendee, Roger N. Clark, and George H. Stankey; Further Reading; General Reading and Bibliographies

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Leisure Studies

This set of 12 volumes, originally published between 1938 and 2001, brings together research on Leisure Studies, including works on young people and leisure, the family, and political influence on the leisure industry. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and leisure.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General