European Forest Recreation and Tourism: A Handbook

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-26
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci

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"Looking at all aspects of forest recreation and nature tourism, this book has a particular focus on Europe. It takes a regional approach, considering different aspects of recreation and tourism around many parts of Europe, presenting case studies from all over the region." "Useful for a wide audience of forest planners and managers, recreation and tourism specialists and landscape planners and designers, relevant across Europe and beyond, this book is written by the top European specialists in the subject."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Simon Bell is Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, where he is a director of the OPENspace research centre, Associate Professor at the Estonian University of Life Sciences and also a landscape consultant. Murray Simpson is a geographer based at the School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford. Liisa Tyrvainen is Professor of Nature Tourism at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. Tuija Sievanen is a forester and researcher with the Finnish Forest Research Institute in Helsinki. Ulrike Probstl is Professor of Landscape Planning at the University of Applied Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. xi
Notes on the authorsp. xii
Contact detailsp. xvi
COSTp. xxi
Acknowledgementsp. xxii
List of abbreviationsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Forest recreation and nature tourism in Europe: context, history, and current situationp. 12
p. 33
Evaluating the economic and social benefits of forest recreation and nature tourismp. 35
Integrating forest recreation and nature tourism into the rural economyp. 64
Instruments for developing recreation and nature tourism in forestsp. 86
p. 103
Monitoring of forest recreation demandp. 105
Assessing and planning the supply of opportunities for forest recreation and nature tourismp. 134
p. 149
Strategic planning of forest recreation and nature tourismp. 151
The recreation planning processp. 177
Site planning and design for recreation and nature tourismp. 207
Indexp. 230
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