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Adaptation of Dolomite Quarry for Entertainment The Re-Use of Wastelands / Išnaudotos žemės panauda

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Author(s): Jurgis Bučas | Jurga Kučinskienė

Journal: Environmental Research, Engineering and Management
ISSN 1392-1649

Volume: 55;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: non-renewable resources of landscape | quarry | wasting lands | re-use | entertainment society | experience market | entertainment landscapes | theme parks

ABSTRACT
Due to the expansion of land resources use, the sites of non-re-cultivated resources extraction - quarries and other wasting lands are increasing in the landscape. Adaptation of such areas for re-use is becoming a problem of relevant economy: social, economic, environmental. Solution of this problem lies far beyond the current quarry re-cultivation tasks by its scope of issues and aspects of interest. This article deals with the topicalities of re-use of non-renewable environmental resources, analyzes the possibilities of adaptation of non-ore materials extraction sites for recreation. Further on it estimates theoretical and practical possibilities of creating the entertainment landscape in Lithuanian extraction sites of non-ore materials and formulates the land management paradigm of dolomite mines areas adaptation for creating entertainment landscapes theme park. The article is illustrated by examples of Lithuanian and international experience in creation and use of the theme park entertainment landscape. Graphical illustrations of identified wasting land re-use for entertainment are presented, issues of supply and services market for entertainment use are conceptually analyzed, social and economic importance of hedonistic experiences in entertainment society is discussed. The article considers a potential use of a dolomite quarry in a specific territory - Petrašiūnai (Pakruojis district) for entertainment; the land management conception of excavations application to creation of the entertainment landscape theme park is presented in a graphical plan form. There are analyzed the topicalities of non-renewed environmental resources, repetitive possibilities of used-up lands are discussed while applying to the recreational entertainment, the market of recreational supplies and services, social and economical significance in the society is analyzed, today topicalities of theme parks and theoretical and practical possibilities of establishment of recreational parks in the Lithuanian excavations of non-ore materials are presented, identified graphical illustrations are attached. The conception of repetitive usage of used-up lands is formulated, idea of entertainment landscape is given.

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