PEOPLE AND THE RIVER

PERCEPTION AND USE OF
CHICAGO WATERWAYS FOR RECREATION

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Overview of ChicagoRivers Demonstration Project

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO PEOPLE AND THE RIVER
Paul H. Gobster and Lynne M. Westphal

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  Plates 1-12

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  Plates 13-24

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CHAPTER 2:  NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS' IMAGES AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE RIVER
Paul H. Gobster

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CHAPTER 3: USE PATTERNS AND USER PREFERENCES OF ON-SITE RIVER RECREATIONISTS
Lynne M. Westphal

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CHAPTER 4: RESOURCE EXPERTS: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES RELATED TO KEY RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES
Paul H. Gobster

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CHAPTER 5: ANALYSIS OF CHICAGO RIVER RECREATION HABITATS
Charles Nilon with Scott Huckstep
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CHAPTER 6: CITYSPACE: UNDERSTANDING CHICAGOANS' OUTDOOR NEEDS
Dan Stolze
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CHAPTER 7: OPEN SPACE NEEDS IN CHICAGO'S CHINATOWN AREA
Tingwei Zhang
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CHAPTER 8: USE OF THE CHICAGO RIVER BY CANOEISTS, KAYAKERS, AND ROWERS
Joan M. O'Shaughnessy
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CHAPTER 9: SUMMARY OF PEOPLE AND THE RIVER
Paul H. Gobster and Lynne M. Westphal
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