Environmental Management

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 185–193 | Cite as

A method to assess the allocation suitability of recreational activities: An economic approach

  • Hsiao-Lin Wang


Most existing methods of planning focus on development of a recreational area; less consideration is placed on the allocation of recreational activities within a recreational area. Most existing research emphasizes the economic benefits of developing a recreational area; few authors assessed the allocation suitability of recreational activities from an economic point of view. The purpose of this work was to develop a model to assess the allocation suitability of recreational activities according to the application of a concept of analysis of cost and benefit under a premise of ecological concern. The model was verified with a case study of Taiwan. We suggest that the proposed model should form a critical part of recreational planning.

Key words

Land suitability analysis Cost-benefit analysis Allocation Recreational activity 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsiao-Lin Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Landscape ArchitectureTunghai UniversityTaichungROC

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