Parks for People: Meeting the outdoor recreation demands of a growing regional population

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Title Parks for People: Meeting the outdoor recreation demands of a growing regional population
Author Low Choy, Darryl Charles; Prineas, Tony
Journal Name Annals of Leisure Research
Editor Dr John Jenkins
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Production by Bruderlin Maclean Publishing Group ; printed at Griffin Press, Adelaide
Publisher Australian & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies
Abstract Rapidly growing regions such as South East Queensland strive to maintain the quality of life and standards of liveability that initially attracted the incoming population. Continued urbanisation invariably leads to a loss of open space, a loss of regional landscape quality and limitations on opportunities for outdoor recreation. This paper examines the potential role of regional parks as a policy option and as environmental infrastructure capable of addressing many challenges associated with rapidly urbanising regions. The paper proposes determining a regional parks network that can provide a full array of environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits. Investigations have considered a range of regional park types based on a recreation opportunity and level of service approach. If the concepts outlined are adopted and developed within the SEQ regional planning process, this will make a significant contribution to the achievement of the regional visions of sustainability and liveability.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.anzela.edu.au/
Alternative URI http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;res=APAFT;dn=200706770
Copyright Statement "Copyright 2006 ANZALS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.
Volume 9
Issue Number 1 & 2
Page from 86
Page to 109
ISSN 1174-5398
Date Accessioned 2007-03-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Other Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14350
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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