Outdoor Recreation in Change
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Major research venture on outdoor recreation

Outdoor recreation, defined as spending time outdoors in natural and cultural environments for the purpose of wellbeing and enjoying the landscape without any competitive requirements, can both be an objective in itself or a means to achieve other aims.

When considering the term outdoor recreation, it is essential to broaden the outlook and see the full spectre of the term and the changes over time; outdoor recreation as environmental history, civilisation criticism, class perspektive, regional development, wellfare politics, economic policy, association activity, pedagogical tradition, etc; in many ways an unexploited area and if the delimitations are too restrictive, the interesting findings risk falling outside the framework.
A research program with a wide scope
In the research program we aim to capture the changes and dynamics in outdoor recreation. This is the reason why the program engages researchers from seven universities and colleges in Sweden with competence that spans geography, economics, sociology, spatial planning, statistics and pedagogy.
The research within the program will use a common empirical arena , forming an essential basis for the program´s remaining five research projects, which focus on outdoor recreation patterns, urban-proximate nature, spatial planning, outdoor recreation and nature conservation, as well as nature-based tourism and regional development.

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New journal welcoming submissions!

A new scientific journal, Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, relevant to research in social...
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Conferencees about research in outdoor recreation

Here are some information about two research conferences that might be of interest for people with...
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New journal: Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (JORT) is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary...
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MMV 2012 welcome 250 participants from more than 30 different countries

The 2012 MMV symposium in Stockholm starts on Tuesday August 21. The program includes more than 180...
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