Social Indicators Research Series

Quality-of-Life Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Editors: Budruk, Megha, Phillips, Rhonda (Eds.)

  • This volume will address unmet needs and concerns on research and application of community quality-of-life indicators in the area of parks, recreation and management.
  • Cutting-edge research in community indicator applications of parks, recreation and tourism management will provide critical insight in these quality-of-life aspects.
  • Having indicator applications on natural resource and parks management will enable further exploration of this area of vital concern.
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About this book

Within the parks and recreation field, measuring the effectiveness of recreation programs or resource management is vitally important. The same holds true for tourism management. Community indicators represent a way to assess management frameworks and gauge their impact on quality of life. The three areas of parks, recreation and tourism comprise an integrated academic discipline.  Across the globe, researchers in this discipline are conducting innovative indicator research; however, very little literature is available.  This books rises to fill that need by providing a compendium of example studies that reflect the range of work currently being conducted.

Quality-of-Life Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management presents cutting-edge research in community indicators, focusing on quality-of-life aspects. It covers many topics, such as indicators and its standards in parks and outdoor recreation, leisure and relationship to quality-of-life satisfaction, development of a tourism and quality-of-life instrument, and sustainability indicators for managing community-based tourism as well as other sustainability issues. In addition, it details models of successful indicator systems and includes case studies from around the world. Aimed at students and researchers interested in the application of community indicator systems to pertinent issues in parks, recreation and tourism, this book simultaneously informs on the latest research in the area while providing impetus for future research efforts.

About the authors

Megha Budruk is an Associate Professor in the Parks and Recreation Program at the School of Community Resources & Development, Arizona State University.  Her primary research interests include human relationships with natural settings, specifically- place attachment and sense of place.  Other research interests include crowding and indicator-based social carrying capacity, beneficial outcomes of natural resource recreation, and visitor impacts, experience and management at natural and cultural resource settings such as parks, protected areas, and cultural monuments.

Rhonda Phillips is Professor and Director of the School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University. Her research and practice speciality has focused on community well-being including work with arts and tourism-based development and economic development planning. She is the Editor of Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Phillips, Rhonda (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Indicators and Standards in Parks and Outdoor Recreation

    Manning, Robert E.

    Pages 11-22

  • Leisure and Relationship to Quality-of-Life Satisfaction

    Rodríguez, Ariel

    Pages 23-39

  • Publicly Accessible Space and Quality of Life: A Tool for Measuring the Openness of Urban Spaces

    Németh, Jeremy (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Expectancy Theory in Quality-of-Life Leisure Indicators – Influences for Integrated Resource Management

    Field, Bill

    Pages 67-93

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality-of-Life Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Editors
  • Megha Budruk
  • Rhonda Phillips
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9861-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9861-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9860-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3445-6
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 230
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