Recreation and Sport Planning and Design Guidelines-2nd

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Human Kinetics, Jan 1, 2000 - Architecture - 223 pages
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Completely revised and expanded, this new edition is an invaluable guide for anyone involved in the planning and design of recreation and sport facilities and open spaces. It provides a solid introduction to this multifaceted topic and a wealth of practical information you can use to guide your efforts, whether you're planning a walking trail, professional sports arena, or other facility.

New and updated content in this edition includes the following:
-A new chapter on coastal recreation planning and management to help communities and developers locate and plan recreational facilities that support a variety of activities, promote safety, and use the natural beauty of the coast without damaging the environment.

-A chapter on the personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits of recreation and sport.

-Expanded coverage of facility planning and design issues, including new sections on swimming pool design and skateboarding facilities.

-Full-color photos showing the 10 best examples of recreation and sport planning and design in Australia, of special interest due to Australia's preparations for hosting the 2000 Olympics.

-Accurate dimensions and more than 50 sample layouts for a wide variety of sport and recreation facilities, including seven new sports not featured in the first edition.
A key issue identified in the book is consultation. There are many stakeholders involved in the creation of any recreation or sport facility, and it can be a real challenge to make sure the end result meets the needs of those who initiated the project. The author describes how to communicate effectively with consultants, financers, architects, community groups, and government officials throughout the planning and development process in order to ensure success. Other exceptional features of the book include
-A chapter on the benefits of recreation and sport;

-an overview of recreation open space legislation and official planning documents, plus open space templates to assist local, district, and regional people with early planning;

-sections on facility management and fundraising that identify key factors to help keep a facility operating smoothly; and

-numerous helpful appendixes, including sample planning documents and a detailed index for easy reference.
Recreation and Sport Planning and Designis commended by the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport of South Australia. No other book provides such broad coverage of the practical and theoretical issues that go into planning recreation and sport facilities and open spaces that are appealing, safe, and popular.

You'll find dimensions and layouts for the following sports:
-Australian football







-Rugby league

-Rugby union





New to this edition:
-American football


-Athletics (track and field)

-Beach volleyball




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About the author (2000)

James W. Dalyhas worked in the area of recreation and sport planning for most of his working life--first with the YMCA for 18 years, then with the government of South Australia in recreation and sport. He is the manager for economic and industry development in the Office for Recreation and Sport, where he is responsible for the South Australian State Recreation and Sport Strategy Plan. In this capacity Mr. Daly has years of experience managing the development of projects that involve public and private sector planning consultants. He also has traveled widely to present papers and consult on recreation and sport projects in Asia, the Pacific Rim, England, Germany, Canada, and the United States.

Mr. Daly received his master's degree from the University of Adelaide in 1981. His master's thesis was the basis for his first book, Decisions and Disasters—Alienation of the Adelaide Parklands, which has been influential in preserving the integrity of these parklands during a period when there are very real threats to their retention.

In his spare time, Mr. Daly enjoys running, cycling, and reading. He also serves on the board of the Cairnmillar Institute, which provides counseling and teaches positive living skills to Adelaide communities, businesses, and schools.

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