The planning and management of outdoor recreation settings: an integrated sustainability, health promotion and leisure research approach

Stevenson, Leah Colleen (2020) The planning and management of outdoor recreation settings: an integrated sustainability, health promotion and leisure research approach. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Leah Stevenson studied the ways to improve the planning and management of outdoor recreation settings. An Integrated Framework for the Planning and Management of Outdoor Recreation Settings was developed. Leah found that outdoor recreation areas near townships are popular among residents and contribute to the residents achieving their social well-being and physical activity requirements for good health. Visitors were mostly mountain bikers who possessed high recreation specialisation characteristics as they are more likely to volunteer for their activity, obtain club membership, travel for their activity, and also report high environmental conservation values compared to walkers.

Item ID: 76675
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: environmental health, healthy environments, sustainability, trail design, walking, mountain biking, environmental responsibility, outdoor recreation, health promotion, adventure tourism
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Leah Colleen Stevenson.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 4: Stevenson, Leah C., Pabel, Anja, MacGregor, Colin, Law, Lisa, and Judd, Jenni A. (2022) The Influence of Trail Design on the Impacts of Walkers, Mountain Bikers and Multi-use Trail Users: An Environmentally Responsible Approach. Journal of Responsible Tourism Management, 2 (2). pp. 31-54.

Chapter 6: Stevenson, Leah C., Allen, Tammy, Mendez, Diana, Sellars, David, and Gould, Gillian S. (2020) Is open defaecation in outdoor recreation and camping areas a public health issue in Australia? A literature review. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31 (3). pp. 525-532.

Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 23:41
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management @ 33%
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330404 Land use and environmental planning @ 34%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion @ 33%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1306 Sport, exercise and recreation > 130699 Sport, exercise and recreation not elsewhere classified @ 33%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180603 Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use @ 34%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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