Simson, A.J., 2004, Neighbour woods – the benefits of a design-led approach to encouraging and facilitating public access to peri-urban woodlands, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Simson, A.J.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : Urbanisation is a phenomenon that swept the world during the later decades of the 20th century and continues apace in the 21st century. In the UK, where some 92 per cent of the population is now deemed to have an ‘urban lifestyle’, this is causing a blurring of the distinction between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’. Urban values are winning, and this is affecting the use and management of urban and peri-urban woodland. It is not only a UK issue, similar problems are beginning to be experienced across Europe. The benefits that accrue to the public from accessing urban woodland are increasingly being appreciated and a number of recent research findings have drawn attention to how such access can be improved. This paper specifically draws on work carried out under the EU’s NeighbourWoods project and considers matters of design, woodland location and access, and woodland size, shape and structure.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: neighbour woods, urban forestry, design, Europe.[paper 8 p.]