ERIC Number: ED058055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Panorama of Community Development and Land Use Planning.
Suggitt, Frank W.
Transcribed in this information report is an address by Frank W. Suggitt presented to a Seminar on Budgeting, Planning, and Development at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Recreation and Park Society, Austin, Texas, November 3, 1967. The improvement of park and recreation facilities and programs as one aspect in community development and land use planning is discussed at length. The situation is described as one in which parks and recreation are increasingly important in the political sphere of activity; funding in this field is an important consideration in the entire budgeting process; questions of state, federal, local, private, quasi-public, and regional roles and responsibilities are of concern to people in high places; and professionals in the parks and recreation field have an inherent responsibility to assume leadership in these three areas and related areas as well. To understand the situation, consideration is given to the emergence of current patterns of land use and community form, dominating influences upon them, and the persistence of land use decisions. Existing trends are projected to view future needs, giving attention to assigning responsibility for land use decisions, and the guidance and direction of land use and community regional development. (BL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Recreation and Parks.
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of Texas Recreation and Park Society, Austin, Texas, November 3, 1967