Skip to main content

Visualization tools for public participation in managing landscape change

Objective

The management of land is increasingly decided at a local level, with trends across Europe of greater public participation in landscape planning processes and empowerment of local administrations to determine resource exploitation and development. Yet, understanding of the outcomes and consequences of landscape planning decisions is generally poor among the public and their elected representatives. This project analyses public preferences and land manager aims for present landscapes and scenarios of future land use to produce a set of new visualization tools that enable public participation in landscape management. It uses relationships between visual qualities and other landscape functions such as biodiversity, cultural heritage, amenity and sustainable production to support a sound stewardship of the rural and peril-urban landscape, and an increased understanding of change.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY
Norway
Address

1432 Aas
ESCOLA SUPERIOR AGRARIA DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Bencanta - Escola Superior Agraria De Coimbra
3040-316 Coimbra
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY Roslin-midlothian
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address

230 53 Alnarp