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.