lecture 11

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3 Nov 2010
- political economy Æ approach to cultural geography that studies human-
environment relationships through the relationships of patterns of resource use to
political and economic forces
- connections between politics and nature
- social creation of nature
- contingent on factors: space and place, history, temporal, real & perceived
- can be defined and vary
o greenfields
o greenlands
o greenways
o agricultural lands
o gardens
o neighbourhood parks
o protected areas national, provincial, local
o wildlands
o urban or rural
o small or large
- there are (urban/rural and small/large) both official, jurisdictional, political,
social and cultural aspects tied to greenspaces
greenspaces as places
Edawrd Osborne Wilson (1929-)
- American biologist
- Biophilia (1984): humans as a consequence of evolution have “the innate
tendency to focus on life and life-like processes (p. 1)
- Humans are bound to living things
- Inscribed in brain expressing evolutionary experience
Recreation and leisure
- sport
- tourism
- free time
- the time available to an individual when the basic disciplines of work, sleep,
and other basic needs have been met
- The attainment of a desired condition, an improved condition, and or the
prevention of an unwanted condition.
- Personal physical/mental
- Social strengthening of relationships
- Economic increased productivity, reduced health costs
Restorative effects
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