Location and allocation of recreation facilities: public swimming pools in London, Ontario.

M. F. Goodchild, P. J. Booth

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Abstract

Discusses 2 approaches to the location of recreation facilities, using public swimming pools in London, Ontario as a case study. The first treats the objective as one of providing the service within a standard distance of as great a proportion of the general population as possible. The second argues that individual spatial behaviour, as expressed in patterns of use, is often markedly different from abstract standards, and forms a better basis for planning. A spatial interaction model is fitted to observed patterns of swimming trips and used as the allocation rule in a location allocation solution for two new sites. The differences in results illustrate the methodological and political issues inherent in the 2 approaches. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalOntario Geography
Volume15
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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