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|Title: ||Green Leisure Resort|
|Authors: ||Ofori, Prince Abrokwa|
|Issue Date: ||22-Mar-1997|
|Series/Report no.: ||2334;|
|Abstract: ||A few decades ago any suggestion that the people of Ghana should tax themselves to provide outdoor recreation would have been considered ridiculous. A rural atmosphere prevailed; rivers and streams were unpolluted and more numerous, the towns and cities were ringed by open land, forests and hunting grounds. The goal was to wrest land from the wilderness and convert it o urban use. Since independence, however, the cumulative effect of new forces upon the urban way of life has radically changed our philosophy with respect to conserving open lands tor public recreation. These factors include:
- the uncontrolled sprawl of urban areas and the increasing numbers of urban residents, resulting in the loss of outdoor recreation opportunities amid natural surroundings near residential areas.
- the increasing amount of leisure time resulting from shorter working days and weeks as well as longer vacation periods.
- the increasing use of automobiles for personal transportation.
- the increasing number of older people seeking ways to occupy leisure time.
- the increasing popularity of all form of outdoor recreation.
These forces will be intensified in the years to come, More people will be dwelling in compact urban areas. The trend towards more leisure time will continue. Automobiles and high ways will continue to provide better transportation and there will be a larger population of older people than there is today who would want to travel to ideal relaxation spots which are not immediately available in the community or even in the country.
Tourism has become a highly organized and competitive activity. Tourism has also become one of the most important and fastest growing sectors of the global economy and a major socio-economic activity throughout the world.
The increasing influx of tourists into the country coupled with the large voluntary movement of people from place to place for a variety of reasons has brought to the fore the problems and inadequacies of tourist attractions especially with regard to accommodation, services and other related facilities.
Fortunately the Suntreso Park offers a unique environment which with the upgrading and provision of the relevant facilities should serve as the proverbial “oasis in the desert” for a thirsty tourism industry.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture Examination, 1997|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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