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Recreation tourist areas: an exam on recreational business districts in Olbia (Sardinia)

Battino, Silvia and Borruso, Giuseppe and Donato, Carlo (2015) Recreation tourist areas: an exam on recreational business districts in Olbia (Sardinia). In: 15. International conference on computational science and its applications: ICCSA 2015: proceedings, 22-25 June 2015, Banff, Canada. Heidelberg [etc.], Springer. p. 662-674. (Lecture notes in computer science, 9156/2015). ISSN 0302-9743. ISBN 978-3-319-21406-1. eISBN 978-3-319-21407-8. Conference or Workshop Item.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21407-8_47

Abstract

Research concerned about cities paid a particular attention, particularly in the past, related to the central places of a city, or the areas where central activities characterizing cities are located. That led to the definition of the so called Central Business District - also known as “Downtown” or “the City”. Some related concepts have been also developed for addressing tourism and recreation. That led to defining the Recreational Business District, a – not necessarily geographically – central part of a city generally hosting free time and leisure, lived by locals, visitors and tourists. Here a research is carried on, in order to evaluate the ways in which recreational areas tend to distribute and concentrate on urban environments. The analysis is carried on considering the municipality of Olbia in Sardinia (Italy). The idea is that of comparing the spatial distribution and extent of such Recreational areas in parts of a territory quite different in shapes, population and, in general geographical characters. The analysis was also performed over recreational activities considering their level of connectedness by means of social networks ad media, examining the pattern they draw in a tourist area. Different techniques are used, including a point pattern analysis based on Kernel Density Estimation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:11336
Status:Published
Uncontrolled Keywords:City, urban centre, density estimation, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy, tourism, recreational business district, central business district 
Subjects:Area 11 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche > M-GGR/02 Geografia economico-politica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze economiche e aziendali
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0302-9743
Copyright Holders:© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
ISBN:978-3-319-21406-1
ISBN:978-3-319-21407-8
Additional Information:The paper derives from the joint reflections of the three authors. Silvia Battino realized paragraphs 1 and 3, while Giuseppe Borruso wrote paragraphs 2 and 4. Carlo Donato wrote paragraph 5. The geographical visualization and analysis, where not otherwise specified, have been realized using QGIS 2.6.2.)
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