WIT Press


Outdoor Sport In The City Of The Future. Planning And Designing Issues

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC080021

Volume

117

Pages

10

Page Range

13 - 22

Published

2008

Size

497 kb

Author(s)

K. Ujma-Wąsowicz & T. Musioł

Abstract

The subject of the research are problems connected with the impact of city areas prepared for practising outdoor, active sports on the quality of life of people living there. The research comprises issues connected with planning and designing outdoor sport areas not only in the context of the quality of urbanized environment but also in the aspect of ergonomic conditions and of mental needs of future users. The research was conducted in Poland among school children (aged 16–17) living in towns of the Upper Silesian Agglomeration – postindustrial areas, subjected to restructuring processes. In the research such tools as the authors’ questionnaire, interviews and face-to-face conversations were used. The results of the research allow to determine contemporary tendencies concerning development of outdoor sport among teenagers and to sketch assignments which should be done to enable realization of their expectations. Additionally, the results of the research will constitute the basis for structures of holistic team management in the process of work, studying and active recreation. The undertaken problems were considered in the context of the vision of the future of the European cities, included in the New Charter of Athens 2003. Keywords: sustainable urban environment, city planning, public space, outdoor sport, amateur sport, sport areas, ergonomics knowledge. 1 Introduction In the 90s the research was conducted in the European counties, which revealed that in Poland (like in other counties of Eastern Europe) on average 15% of adult society regularly practices sport. This phenomenon is amazing, especially in

Keywords

sustainable urban environment, city planning, public space, outdoor sport, amateur sport, sport areas, ergonomics knowledge.