Theme 9 – Recreation

Urban, rural, and agricultural – e.g. farm visits

Parks and pathways are important elements of urban recreation, and their supply should be tailored to the needs of neighbourhoods. As well, rural areas have the potential to address some of the recreational needs of urban residents. An Eco-City project that coordinated the rural supply of recreational areas, such as camping and picnic sites, could provide enjoyment, while generating rural income. Another possibility is farm visits, which are an educational experience that brings urban people closer to nature. This also provides extra income that helps to maintain traditional farms, with benefits for both the environment and rural society.