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Author(s):Strandberg, M.; Hedlund, B.
Author Affiliation:Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
Title:Multifunctional activities on nordic golf facilities: A survey
Meeting Info.:Manchester, United Kingdom: July 2-4, 2018
Source:6th European Turf Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 6, June 2018, p. 62-63.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Quinto Vicentino, Italy: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Economic factors; Golf facilities; Golf industry trends; Multipurpose turf; Urban habitat; Urban landscaping
Abstract/Contents:"Urban landscapes are today home to the majority of the worlds population, and it is prognosed that 66% of the worlds population will live in cities by 20501. Consequently, urban green areas are decreasing due to exploitation and the remaining green areas for recreation will be used by more people2. The decreasing amount of green area per capita increases the demands on these areas to provide multiple ecosystem services. These general challenges require new strategies and solutions on how to plan, design and manage green space in urbanizing landscapes. Multifunctional urban green areas, for example, golf courses have a large, mostly untapped potential to provide ecosystem services in our future cities3,4,5. Of the 1,000 golf courses in the Nordic countries, covering 70,000 hectares of land, many can provide important wildlife habitats6, while also offering green space for local communities7,8. The financial crisis of recent years has put many golf courses under pressure, and a broader use could improve the economy of the clubs and strengthen local partnerships as well as the role of golf in society9. To preserve golf courses from exploitation it is important that the golf courses host other activities in addition to the game of golf and that the land is used and accessible to a diversity of actors. The aim of this study was to investigate ongoing multifunctional activities on Nordic golf facilities, which is an important background information for future research and development within this area."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Strandberg, M., and B. Hedlund. 2018. Multifunctional activities on nordic golf facilities: A survey. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 6:p. 62-63.
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