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Territorial Development and Planning of Sporting and Leisure Facilities

Aménagement et planification territoriale des installations sportives et de loisir

Local Equipment for the Major International Infrastructure

De l'équipement de proximité à l'infrastructure d'envergure internationale

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Published on Monday, March 03, 2014 by Rémi Boivin

Summary

The possibility of physical and sporting activities is an added value for territories in terms of attractiveness and vitality. The presence of modern and prestigious sporting equipment, but also more modest outreach activities, that meet local needs are at the source of the dynamism of certain cities and various communities. At all levels of government, public stakeholders, at times partnered with private players, no longer hesitate to plan the development of their sporting facilities according to prioritized strategies. In other words, following a deep reflection on the potential of each existing or envisaged piece of equipment, a hierarchic action and exploitation is developed, generally with a renowned symbolic infrastructure at the top and, at different levels, satellite equipment that has a local, regional, and national reach. It is this hierarchic and multi scale logic which will be investigated from an international analytic perspective in this special edition.

 

Announcement

Argument

Thus, more globally, the purpose of this issue is to offer renewed reflections on the spatial development and the integration of sporting equipment surrounding the conceptual multidisciplinary points of reference (studies in leisure, geography, urban studies, sociology, history, management sciences, etc.).

We therefore invite authors to focus on the following issues or to present empirical analyses:
- History and evolution of the development of certain sporting equipment;
- New trends in planning and developing sporting facilities;
- Impacts of the development of sporting infrastructures on the urban form;
- Modes of management and social issues surrounding the construction of sports facilities;
- Sporting infrastructures and life cycles;
- Spatial integration of community sporting facilities and local development;
- Large sporting facilities and “territorial branding”.

Recommendations for authors

Texts must be submitted by electronic mail to the editorial department

before November 28, 2014

and must include the following:
1. A manuscript in .rtf or .doc format;
2. A title page containing the title of the article and the author information: name of each author, titles and academic affiliations; acknowledgement (thanks, financial support); correspondence addresses. The first page of the manuscript must not contain the name or correspondence information of the authors;
3. A summary of 1 paragraph in length: 150 words at the most.
4. Tables, figures, and notes must be inserted in the correct places within the text.
5. Images and photos must have an original resolution of at least 130 ppp. We ask the authors to make sure that they possess the publication and iconographic exploitation rights.
6. We ask that the text not exceed 60 000 characters (spaces included)

7. We thank the authors in advance for using APA style (American Psychological Association) for the manuscripts (bibliography, tables, figures, etc.).

Guest Directors: Romain Roult and Charly Machemehl

Send to:
M. Romain Roult, Ph. D.
Professor
Département d’études en loisir, culture et tourisme
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
romain.roult@uqtr.ca

Editorial board

Editor and scientific editor

Denis Auger, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada (email: Denis.Auger@uqtr.ca)

Editors emeriti

  • Gilles Pronovost, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Max D’Amours, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • André Thibault, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Editorial board

  • Holly Donohoe, University of Florida, United States of America
  • Jim Herstine, UNC Wilmington, United States of America
  • Jan Jones, Southern Connecticut State University, United States of America
  • Sylvie Miaux, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Jean-Pierre Mounet, Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France
  • Ricardo Uvinha, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Julie Fortier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • François Gravelle, Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Julie Booke, Mount Royal University, Canada

International advisory board

  • Francis Lobo, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Gilles Pronovost, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Atara Sivan, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
  • Robert Stebbins, University of Calgary, Canada
  • André Thibault, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Jiri Zuzanek, University of Waterloo, Canada

Date(s)

  • Friday, November 28, 2014

Keywords

  • sport, loisir, ville, équipement, leisure, facilities, planning, urban, urbain

Contact(s)

  • Charly Machemehl
    courriel : charly [dot] machemehl [at] univ-rouen [dot] fr
  • Romain Roult
    courriel : romain [dot] roult [at] uqtr [dot] ca

Information source

  • Charly Machemehl
    courriel : charly [dot] machemehl [at] univ-rouen [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Territorial Development and Planning of Sporting and Leisure Facilities », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, March 03, 2014, https://calenda.org/277076

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