Parks and Recreation System Planning: A New Approach for Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities

July 21, 2020|
Parks and Recreation System Planning: A New Approach for Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities by David Barth
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Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spaces have become recognized as essential green infrastructure with the potential to contribute to community resiliency and sustainability. To capitalize on this potential, the parks and recreation system planning process must evolve as well. In Parks and Recreation System Planning, David Barth provides a new, step-by-step approach to creating parks systems that generate greater economic, social, and environmental benefits.

Barth first advocates that parks and recreation systems should no longer be regarded as isolated facilities, but as elements of an integrated public realm. Each space should be designed to generate multiple community benefits. Next, he presents a new approach for parks and recreation planning that is integrated into community-wide issues. Chapters outline each step-evaluating existing systems, implementing a carefully crafted plan, and more-necessary for creating a successful, adaptable system. Throughout the book, he describes initiatives that are creating more resilient, sustainable, and engaging parks and recreation facilities, drawing from his experience consulting in more than 100 communities across the U.S.

Parks and Recreation System Planning meets the critical need to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive approach for planning parks and recreation systems across the country. This is essential reading for every parks and recreation professional, design professional, and public official who wants their community to thrive.
David Barth is the founding principal of Barth Associates, LLC, a firm that specializes in creating more livable, sustainable, and resilient communities through transformative public realm projects. Dr. Barth has developed parks and recreation system plans for over one hundred communities throughout the United States, and has led ...
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Title:Parks and Recreation System Planning: A New Approach for Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communitie...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:296 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 inPublished:21 juillet 2020Publisher:Island PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610919335

ISBN - 13:9781610919333

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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