Stories From Partnership Research: Active Open Space Research and Additional Findings

Conference Paper

Project:

Active Open Space

Authors:

Assoc. Prof. Garry Middle, Professor Marian Tye

Published:

2011

Conference:

PLA National Conference and IFPRA Asia-Pacific Congress, Fremantle, Perth, September 18-21

This strengths-based benchmarking study is the first to set active Public Open Space (POS) planning guidelines based on collaborative technical and social learning. This presentation identifies the reduced supply of active playing fields in the newer policy constrained Perth suburbs as the primary cause of ground shortage, calling for a change in planning policies and the more equitable, and fit for purpose to the sport, distribution of grounds. A series of data evidences an overwhelming supply of passive over active recreation space across 10% POS and ‘constrained’ suburbs, raising important concerns about the sustainable use of grounds.

How to cite:

Middle, Garry, and Marian Tye. 2011. “Stories From Partnership Research: Active Open Space Research and Additional Findings.” Paper presented at PLA National Conference and IFPRA Asia-Pacific Congress, Fremantle, Perth, September 18-21.