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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060110.

Construction of Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) in Urban Landscape Areas - A Case Study of Chongqing, China


Wang Lu

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Wang Lu

Faculty of Innovation and Design, City University of Macau, Macau, China


Urban beautiful spaces are essential sources of relaxation for visitors and play a vital role in urban ecosystem management. The Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) theory, a mature recreation resource planning and management tool proposed by the US Forest Service and developed in the practise of many countries' recreation areas, is used in this study to take typical urban scenic areas in Chongqing's main urban area as examples. The research area determines the natural, social, and management environment of urban scenic areas three major environmental classifications, divided into natural scenic recreation, ecological and humanistic recreation, rural landscape recreation, urban services recreation four types of urban scenic area environment, and then establishes the urban scenic area environment.


urban landscape, recreation opportunity spectrum, Chongqing

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Wang Lu. Construction of Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) in Urban Landscape Areas - A Case Study of Chongqing, China. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 67-76. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060110.


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