Identification of Criteria for Evaluating the Location of Youth Recreation and Leisure Centers
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Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
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Submission date: 2024-02-01
Final revision date: 2024-02-18
Acceptance date: 2024-02-20
Online publication date: 2024-03-08
Publication date: 2024-03-08
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Natalia Zuzanna Rzeszowska   

Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2024;34(1):76-86
Mental comfort for any individual is an important factor on the way to achieving one's goals and objectives. Based on research focused on young people, and conducted in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical activity positively affects mental comfort and is one of the social preventive measures for maintaining mental comfort. Thus, designing spaces dedicated to young people has become a common social interest. The purpose of the article was to identify criteria for locating recreational and leisure centers for young people. For the purposes of the study, a detailed literature review was conducted, following which the most relevant locational features were listed, defining criteria for evaluating their location. In addition, a keyword co-occurrence network was developed using VOSviewer software. The research was conducted on the basis of the Scopus database. The presented review highlighted the lack of comprehensive studies on the analysis of the location of youth recreation and leisure centers, which is definitely a gap that needs to be filled. Taking such a study into consideration when conducting planning work would certainly be a valuable effort to help creating a friendly urban infrastructure and an effective network of services.
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