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Evaluation of open space policies for outdoor recreation, with reference to South East London

Evaluation of open space policies for outdoor recreation, with reference to South East London

Green, Vernon Peter (1980) Evaluation of open space policies for outdoor recreation, with reference to South East London. PhD thesis, Thames Polytechnic.

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Abstract

A number of policies for the provision of open space for informal recreation and sport have been developed by the Greater London Council, and other agencies including the Regional Council for Sport and Recreation and the Docklands Development Organisation. The study evaluates the extent to which these policies have been correctly formulated and are realistic, in the light of surveys of the supply of open space and the recreational use made of it by residents in south east London.

The degree of success with which these policies have been adopted and implemented by executive authorities, given their existing legislative and financial powers, is also examined. In this way deficiencies in policies are identified and a number of opportunities and alternatives are suggested.

The evaluation of both the formulation and implementation of open space policies for Greater London has not hitherto been carried out. Individual Borough Councils have produced topic reports or policy statements adapting strategic policies to local needs, but these do not look at their broader implications for the metropolitan area. Also the strategic open space policies contained in the Greater London Development Plan, the structure plan for London approved in 1976, have not been reviewed subsequently. Finally, although some research has been carried out in Britain and the United States on the general application of open space standards, there has been no detailed work specific to London.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.571366
Uncontrolled Keywords: recreation and sport, open space policies, London, Greater London,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Pre-2014 Departments: Thames Polytechnic
Thames Polytechnic > School of Humanities > Division of Geography
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 14:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8617

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