First Annual National Conference on Recreation Planning and Development

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-200-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-200-2 (ISBN-10), 1979, Soft Cover, Pg. 757
2 vol.
Conference information: Recreation Planning and Development | Snowbird, Utah, United States | April 18-21, 1979

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Recreation planning and development is a multi-disciplined field involving engineers, planners, landscape architects, structural architects and other specialists active or interested in recreation planning. The objective of the Recreation Planning .79 Conference in Snowbird, Utah was to bring together specialists from these disciplines. The papers presented discuss models and methods for planning, public and political roles in the planning process, site selection, recreational development and management, accomodations for the physically handicapped and facility planning. Many types of recreational areas are covered, including historic districts, coastal areas, parks and resorts, and wilderness areas. Transportation, transportation facilities and systems and recreational vehicles are considered in relation to other aspects and issues involved in recreation planning and use. Environmental impacts, the sensitivity of natural resources, and the impact on endangered species are considered. Other issues concerning recreational areas include legal, safety, economic and social impacts Case studies of the planning and management of some recreational areas are presented. disciplines involved in planning and development of recreation facilities for an information exchange. An important aspect discussed was the transportation for recreation development, as would be expected with a locale such as Snowbird.

Subject Headings: Recreational facilities | Recreation | Snow | Management methods | Case studies | Architects | Water-based recreation


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