Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: UI - Nature based recreation opportunities (LUISA Platform REF2014)

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Public, local, nature-based, outdoor recreational activities include a wide variety of practices ranging from walking, jogging or running in the closest green urban area or at the river/lake/sea shore, riding bike in nature after work, picnicking, observing flora and fauna, organizing a daily trip to enjoy the surrounding beauties of the landscape, among a myriad of other possibilities. These activities have an important role on the human well-being and health, since they provide physical, aesthetic, cultural benefits and offer an opportunity to experience directly a relationship with nature. In addition, fruition of nature-based recreational activities may induce people’s support for ecosystem protection. The model estimates the capacity of urban ecosystems to provide recreational opportunities.

Contributors (in alphabetical order)
Carlo Lavalle
Grazia Zulian
How to cite
Zulian, Grazia; Lavalle, Carlo (2015):  UI - Nature based recreation opportunities (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2015-08-20
Issue date 2015-08-20
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Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage (start date) 2010-01-01
Temporal coverage (end date) 2050-12-31
Update frequency annual
Language English
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 72 GEOGRAPHY

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