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A systems approach to natural recreation resource management: A case study of Taiwan.

Wang, Hsiao-Lin (1993) A systems approach to natural recreation resource management: A case study of Taiwan. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Owing to decades of accumulated economic achievement, the development of recreation resources has been a matter of urgency in Taiwan. Natural recreation resources mean different things for different people. A sound recreation management policy must take care of all requirements needed to operate the natural recreation resource protection, as well as effect their continued and profitable use. It is necessary to develop a theoretical and empirical, quantitative and humanistic framework for establishing a comprehensive recreation planning structure to maintain a balanced relationship between human needs and natural recreation resources. The main purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate resource management strategy for the recreation area in Taiwan. Part One of this study is devoted to the theoretical aspects of formulation methodology. To this end existing planning methods and optimisation techniques were examined. It concluded that a recommended method which includes a decision model by combining the planning technique of Landscape Ecology Planning Method with Multiple Objective Programming technique, in conjunction with recreation carrying capacity and cost-benefit analysis as planning concepts should be introduced for planning and managing the recreation area. In order to illustrate the use of the method, the planning and management of a recreation area in Taiwan was considered as a case study in Part Two of this study. A preliminary planning structure of the recreation area is formulated on the basis of Landscape Ecology Planning Method. Several land use alternatives were evaluated through the decision model to achieve satisfactory results within the given planning and managing environment of conflicting socio-economic and ecological objectives. It can help planner and manager to judge which management strategy could be approved for further study.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recreation
Sets: Collections > ProQuest Etheses

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