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Public Open Space and the enhancement of urban tourists' satisfaction

Project Member(s): Veal, A., Wearing, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: CRC for Sustainable Tourism (Cooperative Research Centre In Sustainable Tourism)

Start year: 2001

Summary: Parks and open spaces are significant, and often spectacular, features of most cities, being attractions in their own right and complementing built facilities and cityscapes. Traditionally however, parks have been seen largely as an amenity managed for local residents, with research on users focusing primarily on locals. This project explores the contribution which parks and open space make to urban tourists' quality of experience and ways in which such contributions, and therefore the sustainability of tourism in urban areas, might be enhanced by appropriate design, management and service provision measures.

Publications:

Deville, A, Wearing, S & McDonald, M 2016, 'Tourism and Willing Workers on Organic Farms: A collision of two spaces in sustainable agriculture', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 111, no. B, pp. 421-429.
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