Forest Recreation & Tourism
Forest Recreation & Tourism Serving Urbanised Societies

International Conference

28 - 31 May 2008, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Joint Final Conference of
Forest for Recreation and Tourism (COST E33) and 11th European Forum on Urban Forestry (EFUF)

 

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The conference venue is Hotel Aulanko at the Aulanko area which is a part of the Hämeenlinna National Urban Park.

 

Download the final programme here (pdf, 1,18 Mb).

 

Programme

All the abstracts are in pdf format.

 

Tuesday 27th | Wednesday 28th | Thursday 29th | Friday 30th | Saturday 31st

 

Tuesday, May 27th

18.00–21.00
Registration in the main lobby of Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko
20.00–23.00
Welcome icebreaker at Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko terrace (outdoors)
   

Wednesday, May 28th

08.00
Registration in the main lobby continues
Aulanko Hall

09.00

Opening Plenary
Chair: Liisa Tyrväinen

 

Welcoming words by the organizers
Liisa Tyrväinen, Professor, Finnish Forest Research Institute

 

Opening address
Hannu Raitio, Director General, Finnish Forest Research Institute

 

Keynote addresses

 

Forest recreation and tourism and the EU Forest Action Plan
Marius Lazdinis, Administrator, EU Commission, DGAgri
abstract (pdf 26kb)
presentation (pdf 137kb)

 

Cost Action E33: Forest Recreation and Nature Tourism
Simon Bell, Action Chair, Cost Action E33
abstract (pdf 28kb)
presentation (pdf 11,7 Mb)

10.30

Refreshments

Press conference

11.00

Keynote addresses

Chair: Liisa Tyrväinen

 

The Finnish National Urban Park (NUP) concept
Jukka-Pekka Flander, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment
presentation (pdf 9,6 Mb)

 

The role of recreation and nature tourism in managing state owned forests in Finland
Jyrki Kangas, Director General, Metsähallitus
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 1,1 Mb)

 

Social sciences serving planning and management of outdoor recreation
Marcel Hunziker, Social Scientist, Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Research Unit Economics and Social Sciences
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 1,3 Mb)

12.30
Lunch in Restaurant Aulanko, 3. floor
13.30
Room 23
Room 24
Room 13
Room 14
 

Changing values of urbanised populations towards nature and forests (1)
Chair: Cecil Konijnendijk

Social issues of forest recreation
Chair: Tuija Sievänen

 

 

Urban forests, land use policy and urban planning (1)
Chair: Clive Davies
Planning and managing forests for recreation and tourism (1)
Chair: Jasper Schipperijn

Arne Arnberger & Renate Eder:
Place attachment of local residents with an urban forest and protected area
abstract (pdf 37kb)
presentation (pdf 2,1 Mb)

Odd Inge Vistad & Margrete Skår:
Rambling as contributor and contrast in personal daily life
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 0,2 Mb)

Leena Kopperoinen & Antti Rehunen:
Integrating information on outdoor recreation opportunities into urban land use monitoring and planning
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 8,2 Mb)

Simon Bell & Suzanne Martin:
Improving knowledge and awareness among forest managers of accessibility to Scottish forests by disabled people
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 0,7 Mb)
Nicole Bauer & Karin Wasem:
Wilderness areas: Images, perceptions and expectations of the public
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 1,5 Mb)
David Edwards & Sue Weldon:
Rooted in the community? Ethnic participation in forest recreation in Great Britain
abstract (pdf 38kb)
presentation (pdf 1,3 Mb)
Irja Löfström, Mikko Kurttila, Nella Mikkola, Jouni Pykäläinen & Jukka Tikkanen:
Multifunctional planning of municipally owned urban forests in Finland
abstract (pdf 33kb)
presentation (pdf 2,6 Mb)
Tiina Saukkonen:
City of Helsinki, a nature management policy – multiple values of urban forestry
abstract (pdf 30kb)
Anne-Marie Granet, Nathalie Lewis & Michelle Dobré:
Uses, views and values of forests in today’s French society: how nature is to be consumed and yet... be natural
abstract (pdf 39kb)
presentation (pdf 1,9 Mb)
Karin Peters, Birgit Elands, Arjen Buijs:
Social interactions in urban parks: stimulating social cohesion?
abstract (pdf 36kb)
presentation (pdf 0,6 Mb)
Raffaele Lafortezza, Clive Davies, Giuseppe Carrus & Giovanni Sanesi:
Green area effect during heat stress periods: results from research
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 1,5 Mb)
Sarah Colas & Peter Thaxter:
Forests – conserve, protect, enjoy. PROGRESS: a project based on public participation
abstract (pdf 41kb)
presentation (pdf 2,8 Mb)
Liisa Tyrväinen, Kalevi Korpela, Harri Silvennoinen & Matti Ylén:
Importance
of nature to urban Finns
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 0,4 Mb)
Katri Korhonen, Marjo Neuvonen & Tuija Sievänen:
Outdoor recreation participation among rural and urban Finns
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 0,7 Mb)
Alan Simson:
The Dalby Forest Project: incorporating urban values and aesthetics into a Regional Centre of Excellence for sustainable economic activity – a UK case study
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 12,8 Mb)
Eveliina Asikainen:
Why and how does urban forest represent wilderness
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 1,4 Mb)
15.30–18.00
Excursion to Hämeenlinna National City Park & Aulanko National Landscape
Organized by the City of Hämeenlinna
19.30–20.30
Reception at Hämeenlinna City Hall
   
 
 
Thursday, May 29th
Aulanko Hall

09.00

Plenary session
Chair: Simon Bell

 

Socio-economic benefits of recreation and tourism in Europe
Murray Simpson, Senior Research Associate, Oxford University

presentation (pdf 1,3 Mb)

 

Suggestions for assessing the demand and supply of forests for recreation in Europe
Tuija Sievänen, Researcher, Finnish Forest Research Institute
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 2,4 Mb)

 

Joint goals in managing forests for recreation and tourism; results of a regional approach
Ulrike Pröbstl, Professor, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 2,4 Mb)

Room 22

10.30

Poster session

Refreshments

Press conference

11.30
Room 23
Room 24
Room 13
Room 14
  Changing values of urbanised populations towards nature and forests (2)
Chair: Frank Søndergaard Jensen
Integrative approaches in landscape research
Chair: Ulrike Pröbstl
Urban forests, land use policy and urban planning (2)
Chair: Cecil Konijnendijk
Planning and managing forests for recreation and tourism (2)
Chair: Clive Davies
Jørund Aasetre & Vegard Gundersen:
Urban forest values – taxonomy and case studies from Norway
abstract (pdf 39kb)
presentation (pdf 3,9 Mb)

Miika Temisevä, Liisa Tyrväinen & Ville Ovaskainen:
Market-based compensation mechanisms for recreation and nature tourism services in privately owned lands
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 0,5 Mb)

 

Aino Leino:
New Leinelä – a housing area in the forest
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 3,3 Mb)
Vyacheslav G. Zaikanov & Vera V. Kiseleva:
Recreation and nature conservation: resolving the problem of balance
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 1,6 Mb)
Carsten Mann, Andreas Bernasconi, Sandra Gentin, Anne-Marie Granet, Frank Søndergaard Jensen, Geert van Kerckhove, Erodotus Kokouris, Eija Pouta & Urs Schroff:
Forest recreation in policy and legislation – a European comparison
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 0,3 Mb)
Mária Bihuňová & Daniela Hrebiková:
Recreation potential and recreational value evaluation of the different types of the landscape
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 13,7 Mb)
Ole Hjorth Caspersen & Anton Stahl Olafsson:
Recreational mapping and planning for enlargement of the green wedges in Greater Copenhagen
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 8,1 Mb)
Kirsi Mäkinen:
Routes, rhythms and practices – a study of urban woods and forest suburbs through motion
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 2,4 Mb)
Michelle Gauthier & Fabio Salbitano:
Sustainable cities in the developing world. The Role of FAO: promoting partnership for better livelihood – update on FAO initiative
abstract (pdf 29kb)
presentation (pdf 3,7 Mb)
Marja Uusitalo:
Landscape analyses in managing ecologically, culturally and visually sustainable land-use at tourist destinations
abstract (pdf 29kb)
presentation (pdf 2,2 Mb)
Stefano Casalegno & Tracy Durrant Houston:
Urban and periurban forest habitat suitability: current fitness and future trends under climate change scenario
abstract (pdf 35kb)
presentation (pdf 4,3 Mb)
Rik De Vreese & Gudrun Van Langenhove:
10 years play forests in Flanders – a review
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 3,7 Mb)
    Rekha Kharel-Bastola:
Recreational use of urban forestry in East London, an analysis of visitor’s use survey of two urban parks
abstract (pdf 34kb)
presentation (pdf 1,6 Mb)
Minna Komulainen:
Classification of landscape types as the tool for forest landscape management
abstract (pdf 31kb)
13.00
Lunch in Restaurant Aulanko, 3. floor
14.00
Room 23
Room 24
Room 13
Room 14
  Urban forests, land use policy and urban planning (3)
Chair: Irja Löfström
Planning and managing forests for recreation and tourism (3)
Chair: Marcel Hunziker
Challenges and achievements of recreation monitoring
Chair: Tuija Sievänen
Nature tourism, protected areas, and rural development (1)
Chair: Andreas Muhar
  Jinyang Deng & Kathryn G. Arano:
Linking urban forests and urban tourism: a structural equation modeling approach
abstract (pdf 37kb)
presentation (pdf 1,4 Mb)
Agata Cieszewska & Renata Giedych:
Basis of regional park management in metropolitan area. A case study of Chojnowski Regional Park, Poland
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 1,7 Mb)
Peter Fredman & Ulla Romild:
Outdoor recreation in Sweden – a first look at a national survey
abstract (pdf 37kb)
presentation (pdf 0,3 Mb)
Catherine Delhoume, Christine Farcy, Gaël Réveillé:
Social role of the forest and the reception of the public. Which contribution of private forest owners?
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 0,2 Mb)
  Jasper Schipperijn, Ulrika Stigsdotter & Thomas B. Randrup:
What do Danish users want from their urban green space?
abstract (31kb)
presentation (pdf 11,4 Mb)
Giuseppe Colangelo, Marco Fiore, Giovanni Sanesi & Raffaele Lafortezza:
Integrated criteria to enhance forestry activities in Mediterranean Regions
abstract (pdf 36kb)
presentation (pdf 1,0 Mb)
Marjo Neuvonen, Tuija Sievänen, Eija Pouta & Vesa Virtanen:
Experiences on web-based survey on monitoring outdoor recreation participation
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 0,7 Mb)
Veronika Wirth, Ulrike Pröbstl & Wolfgang Haider:
Protected areas in tourists’ destination choice in the alpine space
abstract (pdf 29kb)
presentation (pdf 0,9 Mb)
  Jari Lyytimäki, Risto Willamo & Petri Tapio:
Integrative framework for understanding urban ecological disservices
abstract (pdf 36kb)
presentation (pdf 0,2 Mb)
Martin Goossen:
Recreational experiences as a guide for management and designing nature areas
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 3,5 Mb)
Vincent Colson, Serge Garcia, Jacques Rondeux & Philippe Lejeune:
Map and determinants of forest visiting in Wallonia
abstract (pdf 41kb)
presentation (pdf 0.7 Mb)
Magdaléna Pichlerová, Peter Patuš, Viliam Pichler & Mária Bihúnová:
Temperate primeval forests and their potential and use for recreation
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 3,0 Mb)
  Jan Supuka & Roberta Štepánková:
The recreation potential assessment as assumption for tourism regionalization of Slovakia territory
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 3,5 Mb)
Liisa Kajala & Joel Erkkonen:
Demand and supply information in planning and management of recreation services
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (pdf 2,6 Mb)
Matthias Buchecker, Barbara Degenhardt & Felix Kienast:
Developing a spatial explicit model of nearby outdoor recreation use as a tool for forest planning and recreation monitoring
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 3,5 Mb)
Katja Kangas, Pirkko Siikamäki, Miska Luoto & Antti Ihantola:
Ecological impacts of tourism on birds in protected areas
abstract (pdf 26kb)
    Bénédicte Rulleau, Jeoffrey Dehez, Sandrine Lyser& Patrick Point:
Heterogeneity of recreational services and varying preferences of users: an application of choice experiment to French forests
abstract (pdf 40kb)
presentation (pdf 0,4 Mb)
Petri J. Shemeikka:
Challenges in using GIS data and methods to yield information for recreational supply assessments
abstract (pdf 30kb)
presentation (pdf 1,6 Mb)
Diana Surová & Teresa Pinto-Correia:
Evaluation of the Montado in the region of Alentejo in Southern Portugal by users of non-production functions
abstract (pdf 26kb)
presentation (pdf 0,4 Mb)
16.00–22.30
Excursion to the Evo Hiking Area and supper in the forest
Organized by Metsähallitus
   
 
 
Friday, May 30th
Aulanko Hall

09.00

Plenary session
Chair: Liisa Tyrväinen

 

How are trends in society impacting on recreation and tourism
Wendy Thompson, Principal Specialist, Natural England
abstract (pdf 32kb)
presentation (ppt 14,8 Mb)

 

Changing demand for U.S. national parks: causes and ethical implications for preservation
Thomas More, Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service
abstract (pdf 26kb)
presentation (pdf 0,4 Mb)

Room 22

10.00

Poster session

Refreshments

Press conference

11.00
Room 23
Room 24
Room 13
 
 

Planning and managing forests for recreation and tourism (4)
Chair: Ulrike Pröbstl

Nature tourism, protected areas, and rural development (2)
Chair: Peter Fredman
Participatory planning of environments for local people and tourists
Chair: Seija Tuulentie
 
Hans Skov-Petersen:
A family of recreational accessibility indicators
abstract (pdf 26kb)
presentation (pdf 7,4 Mb)
Simo Sarkki:
Managing forests adaptively in Muonio, Northern Finland
abstract (pdf 26kb)
presentation (pdf 0,6 Mb)
Arjen Buijs:
Social conflict and stakeholder involvement: the dynamics of conflicting social representations of nature
abstract (pdf 24kb)
presentation (pdf 1,1 Mb)
 
Sjerp de Vries & Tineke de Boer:
Recreational accessibility of rural areas: its assessment and impact on visitation and attachment
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 0,3 Mb)
Pirkko Siikamäki & Katja Kangas:
Challenges of protected area management to combine nature protection and recreational use
abstract (pdf 25kb)
presentation (psd 3,1 Mb)
Seija Tuulentie & Maria Hakkarainen:
Villages and villagers’ participation in development and planning processes of Lapland tourism
abstract (pdf 24kb)
presentation (pdf 0,6 Mb)
 
Olgirda Belova:
Co-existence of nature tourism and wildlife in Lithuania
abstract (pdf 28kb)
presentation (pdf 7,3 Mb)
Dominik Siegrist & Karin Wasem:
Regional economic impact of naturebased tourism in forest regions. The example of Simmental and Diemtigtal (Switzerland)
abstract (pdf 24kb)
presentation (pdf 1,3 Mb)
Maija Sipilä, Liisa Tyrväinen & Johanna Jokinen:
Social information to promote sustainable use of urban forests
abstract (pdf 31kb)
presentation (pdf 0,6 Mb)
 
Sandra Notaro & Maria De Salvo:
Assessing tourism benefits of urban forestry: the cypress in the landscape of Lake Garda (Northern Italy)
abstract (pdf 33kb)
presentation (pdf 0,9 Mb)
Riikka Puhakka, Stuart Cottrell, Mylene van der Donk & Pirkko Siikamäki:
Socio-cultural sustainability of tourism and the role of PAN Parks status in Oulanka National Park, Finland
abstract (pdf 27kb)
presentation (pdf 1,1 Mb)
Ari Jokinen:
Using a focal animal as a ‘probe for learning’ in creating adaptive governance of urban forests
abstract (pdf 25kb)
presentation (pdf 0,8 Mb)
 
Kirsi-Maria Korhonen:
Natural resource planning in Metsähallitus
abstract (pdf 25kb)
presentation (pdf 1,4 Mb)
     
13.00
Lunch in Restaurant Aulanko, 3. floor

14.00

Round table/panel discussion on forest recreation & tourism serving urbanised societies
Chair: Simon Bell

 

Panel members:
Frank Jensen, KVL (DK)
Sjur Baardsen, COST
Marcus Sangster, Forestry Commission (UK)
Cecil C. Konijnendijk, IUFRO 6.14.00
Erik Kosenkranius, EUSTAFOR
George Pattichis, COST E33, (CY)
Liisa Tyrväinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute (FIN)
Jukka-Pekka Flander, Ministry of the Environment (FIN)

 

Close of the conference business

15.30
Refreshments
Room 13
Room 14
16.00–17.00
Final management committee meeting Cost E33 Business meeting EFUF, including presentation of next year's Forum.
17.30–19.00
Lake Experience: cruising in Vanajavesi
19.30–22.00
Conference dinner and cultural programme in Restaurant Aulanko, 3. floor
   
 
 
Saturday, May 31st
Post conference excursion in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

organized by Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa Cities

08.30
Departure from Aulanko by bus
09.45–11.30

Urban forest planning in Matinkylä district, Espoo

  • Collaborative planning practices and social values of urban forests
  • Coffee and refreshments
12.00–13.00
Helsinki Central Park - Recreation and urban forest practices
13.30
Lunch at the Old File Factory of Vantaankoski, Vantaa, and walk in the rapids area
15.30
Urban forest at a new housing area, Leinelä, Vantaa
Farewell at Tikkurila arboretum, Vantaa
17.00
Transportation to airport
  Possibility for sightseeing of Helsinki Urban Parks for participants staying in Helsinki
   
 
 
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