Application of social carrying capacity to sustainable environment planning: A case study of coastal community in Taiwan

Siu Lai Lei, Heng Zhang

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Community development must aptly meet social needs in order to be sustainable. One such need, the psychological well-being of residents, is closely tied to the environmental quality of the community. In developing tourism, communities face the issue of impact on their environmental quality by influxes of visitors. Social carrying capacity is an important tool used in the environmental management of tourism areas to ensure the recreational quality. It is often assessed by visitors' perception of crowding. Despite residents' views being critical because their lives are directed impacted by the development of their community, no study has been conducted on residents' crowding perception of their living environment. The characteristic of the environment is a key factor influencing crowding perception in addition to the use level. This study thus aims to examine residents' crowding perception in reaction to various environmental characteristics in the community. ANOVA results indicate environmental characteristics carry a significant effect: at the same use level, natural and historical scenes were perceived to be more crowded than a recreational one. The findings help planners to better zone a community into multiple use areas based on residents' crowding perception. In doing so, they can effectively minimize negative psychological impact on the residents, thereby protecting the environmental quality of a community.

原文English
主出版物標題Frontiers of Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering
頁面1925-1928
頁數4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2011
事件2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011 - Shangri-La, China
持續時間: 2011 八月 222011 八月 23

出版系列

名字Applied Mechanics and Materials
71-78
ISSN(列印)1660-9336
ISSN(電子)1662-7482

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, GBMCE 2011
國家/地區China
城市Shangri-La
期間11-08-2211-08-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 工程 (全部)

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