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The Development of Planning Ideas U.K Planning: National Parks
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- Submitted: 03/12/2010
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The Development of Planning Ideas
U.K Planning: National Parks
National Parks (NP's) are according to (David et al, 2005), "a large tract of undeveloped land retaining its primeval and influence without permanent improvement or human habitation which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions". This definition excludes human activities but focuses on preserving or maintaining the old natural environment, however (Karl et al 2003), defines NP's as," ... a tract of land declared public property by a national government with a view to its preservation and development for purposes of recreation and culture." (Karl et al, 2003)
In support of the (Karl et al, 2003) definition of parks as social spaces of interaction, (Francis, 1998) adds that National Parks are, "an expressive space of interaction for community members....binding community members together". In this case National Parks provide a social environment for people to meet leisurely, chat, visit, stroll or play, by so doing they develop bonds and a sense of community and togetherness. By contrast, when people meet in malls, courtrooms or at work, their relations are more formal and therefore are more likely not to contribute to community building. Although some National
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