Putting down routes: an examination of local government cultural policy shaping the development of heritage trails
Hayes, Deborah and MacLeod, Nicola (2008) Putting down routes: an examination of local government cultural policy shaping the development of heritage trails. Managing Leisure, 13 (2). pp. 57-73. ISSN 1360-6719 (Print), 1466-450X (Online) (doi:10.1080/13606710801933420)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores the significance of trails within local government cultural strategies by presenting the results of an audit of 1000 trails, content analysis of local cultural strategies and a series of interviews with local government cultural officers. It highlights the growing sophistication of trails as flexible and multi-faceted products promising an array of social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits. However, key issues emerge as challenges for local government cultural officers. These include the need for a realistic assessment of the relative importance of competing rationales, the design of methodologies to enable evidence-based policy making and more effective engagement with commercial organisations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||local government, trails, cultural policy|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2012 12:04|
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