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Putting down routes: an examination of local government cultural policy shaping the development of heritage trails

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)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: local government, trails, cultural policy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2433

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