A seminar was held at Brundel University, June 12-13, 1978, designed to bring together people with interests in the urban fringe to see how current research relates to the Countryside Commission's urban fringe policies. A report of each discussion is given, followed by a list of suggested research areas. Synopses of current and completed urban fringe research projects are included. A bibliography is included listing some recent references dealing with the urban fringe. -Jennifer Clayton
Veal, AJ 1979, 'Sport and recreation in England and Wales: an analysis of adult participation patterns in 1977.', University of Birmingham, Centre for Urban and Regional Research Memorandum, vol. 74.
Presents up-to-date information on participation levels in a wide range of leisure activities. Some 30 of the more popular sports activities are analysed in detail, relating participation to a wide range of socio-economic variables such as age, income, occupation and car-ownership. A socio-economic profile is presented for each of the 30 activities. Information is also presented for each of the nine English Council for Sport and Recreation regions and for Wales and Scotland. -Author