Module Identifier RS34310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Alister Scott  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite RS22110 , RS22410  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   100%  

Syllabus / Curriculum design

he module is delivered in two parts. Part 1 examines the rationale, techniques and tools for recreational planning. In Part 2, the module changes focus to examine practical examples of strategic planning. This draws upon research expertise both within and outwith the Institute.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

i)   prepare a strategic plan for recreation at a county level;

ii)   assess the range of tools for plan making;

iii)   assess the policies/strategies of organisations involved in regional planning for recreation;

iv)   interrogate, use and evaluate databases for strategy formation.

Aims of the module

To analyse the approaches and tools for strategic recreational planning.

Reading Lists

Elson M J. (1977) A review and evaluation of countryside recreation site surveys..
Glyptis S. (1991) Countryside recreation. Longman
Groome D. (1993) Planning and rural recreation in Britain. Avebury
(1993) Visitor monitoring training manual. Scottish Natural Heritage

Technical Reports
Scott A J. (1994) A strategic plan for South Wales. Unpublished report.
Scott P. (1990) A review of countryside recreation strategies in Wales. Unpublished report..

Curry N R and Pack C. (1994) Informal county strategies for countryside recreation in England and Wales. Journal of Environmental Management 40 (1) : 91-101