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1st Edition

Land and Leisure
Concepts and Methods in Outdoor Recreation

ISBN 9780367133382
Published November 1, 2020 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

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 ShechterPart 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 ReadingPart 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

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