Introducing a method for mapping recreational experience

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Andrej Christian Lindholst, Nicola Dempsey, Mel Burton

The provision of recreational opportunities forms an important and long-standing urban planning and management objective. However, considering a range of experiences encountered when in such spaces currently does not form part of existing open space assessment tools in the UK. In this paper, ‘rec-mapping’, an innovative method of analysing and mapping positive recreational experiences in urban green spaces is explored and piloted within the UK planning context. Originating in the Nordic countries, this on-site method can provide urban planners and designers with data about the extent to which specific green spaces provide and support a range of recreational experiences. The exploration reported here is based on a short review of the methods background and an application in two test sites in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in early summer 2010. This paper critically appraises the application of rec-mapping at smaller spatial scales and recommends further explorations within the UK planning context, as the method adds to existing open space assessment by providing a unique layer of information to analyse more fully the recreational qualities of urban green spaces.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning
Vol/bind166
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)296-308
Antal sider13
ISSN1755-0793
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Bibliografisk note

Paper 1100012

    Forskningsområder

  • LIFE - urban forestry and urban greening

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