Why are many communities so perfect and have recreational facilities around where people live? It makes life more enjoyable, more stressful, and safer for a family. People who live in these areas are healthier, happier and do the exercise they need. The quality of life resulting from proper urban development of this type is almost incalculable in terms of money.
I want to introduce you to an expert in this field, someone who has written a very good book, a book that I believe everyone should read in urban planning and design. Also for people who are building planned communities that include recreational facilities, parks, etc. should pay attention to this book. name of work:
“Recreational planning and design” By Seymour Gold, 1980
Author Seymour M. Gold holds a PhD in Urban and Residential Planning from the University of California, Davis, where he specializes in environmental planning. This book discusses how these types of societies emerged in the United States. In this book, he takes us from the 1600s to the 1980s.
- 1600-16 14 Boston Commons
- Municipal Forest 1700 to 1712 in New Hampshire
- 1800 to 1850 Chicago Park
- Central Park in the 1840s
- Golden Gate Park in 1865
- In the 1880s, these types of societies became commonplace
History itself is quite fascinating and interesting, but when placed in a modern context, Mr. Gol literally explains how to create magic. He talks about urban planning and the life cycle of the population and recreation, and how they peak over a ten-year period, and how they change when couples reach 40 years of age.
He explains the need for bike paths, horse recreation areas, skateboard parks, field sports, tennis, amphitheaters, parks and picnic tables, and hiking trails. He talks about private airports, boating, recreational boating, water features and mosquito issues. He even brings us to the present with golf communities and how they work.
He also talks about the negatives when societies are not built properly. Poverty, crime, maintenance costs, pollution, civil disobedience, social class segregation, law enforcement, tax oversight, and heavy taxation. Therefore, this book and research project brings us the full circle. Past, present and how to better design things for the future and avoid it.
Anyone with a degree in urban planning should read this book, along with all the young people who are now using SimCity design techniques to design our cities, communities and future cities. Please consider all of these.