853110 Basics of leisure and recreation planning

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Arnberger, Arne , Brandenburg, Christiane
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


History of recreation and leisure, definitions of leisure, recreation and eco-tourism
Leisure trends
User characteristics and recreation areas
Conflicts between recreation and nature and
Conflicts among users of recreation areas
Crowding theories and concepts

Selected visitor monitoring methods
Analysis of visitor data
Visitor management and management frameworks

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students are able to identify different user groups visiting recreation and conservation areas, and know their recreational needs
Students know causes for user conflicts and visitor crowding
They know methods to solve user conflicts and conflicts between user groups and conservation issues
They know methods to monitor and manage recreational use
Students can develop basics for a sustainable visitor management
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.