Pröbstl, U., 2004, Trends in sport and outdoor recreation – should the planning for open spaces follow them?, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Pröbstl, U.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : One crucial question associated with planning recreational infrastructure in open space is to react and to incorporate new societal trends. In this contribution, I will first compare the differences between North American and European trends research. Thereafter, I will take one example from municipal planning to present how an understanding of trends of urban and suburban outdoor recreation can influence relevant planning processes. The example will document that solutions derived by simply extrapolating from past trends are insufficient, as they do not consider current and future societal demands adequately. Although statements and predictions of European trend researchers should not always be accepted unchallenged, their consideration is likely to improve planning processes significantly. Their contributions may assist technical planning aspects as well as the decision-making processes and associated discussions. An appropriate application of the concept of trends emerges as a true challenge with regards to planning policy issues.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: definition of trends, outdoor sport, sustainable design framework. [paper 7 p.]