Landscape Analysis and Planning presents recent advances in landscape analysis and landscape planning based on selected landscape studies conducted in different parts of Europe. Included are methodological problems and case studies presented and discussed during scientific sessions organized by the Commission of Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning of the International Geographical Union (IGU) within the framework of the IGU Regional Conference in Krakow, Poland, 18-22 August, 2014.
The subject of landscape analysis and landscape planning has been of interest to geographers since the beginning of the twentieth century. This relatively new area of study, which focuses on the landscape resource patches and spatial interconnections, was introduced as landscape ecology (Landschaftsoekologie) by Carl Troll, one of the twentieth century's most influential physical geographers. Nowadays, landscape studies refer to a holistic view to geographic environment and are closely connected to rapidly developing ideas of ecosystem approach, sustainable landscape and ecosystem services. Modern techniques of Geographical Information Systems support the spatial landscape analyses.
Part I Landscape analysis
- The Natural Capital of Selected Mountain Areas in Bulgaria
- The Landscape Ecology According to Ggeography: A Proposal of Tools for the Analysis and Management of the Environment
- Dynamic Patterns of NDVI over the Biospere Reserve "Kampinos Forest", Poland: Vegetation and Water Relationships
- Forest Landscapes of Georgia: Potential, Conditions and Problems
- The Landscape Research in the Svratka-River Basin Using Ecosystem Services According to the CICES Methodology
- Assessment of the Exposure of Tourism-Related Landscape Values of the Silesian Beskids Based on Computed Visualisation.-Cultural Landscape Function
- Transformation of the Structure of the River Catchment Landscape Located in the Area of Intensive Coal Exploitation
Part II Landscape Planning.-Baseline Study for Establishment of the Samur-Yalama National Park of Azerbaijan Republic by Landscape Planning Method
- Principles of Landscape Planning in Mountain Regions
- A Multilevel System of Landscape Plans as a Tool for Sustainable Development Achievement in Ukraine (A Case of Pilot Project in Cerkassy Region)
- Landscape Planning and Forest Management in Urban Protected Areas: The Case of Moscow
- Regeneration of Pine and Mixed-Pine Forests in the Wooded Dunes in Kampinos National Park (Central Poland)
- Land Use and Landscape Changes. A Methodological Proposal for the Creation of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Itineraries
- Assessment of the Ecological Corridors Network at Local Scale in the Context of Planned Land Use - A Case Study from NE Poland
- Cultural Landscape Management Based on Renaturalisation and Recultivation of Queries' Landscapes
- Significance of Sustainable Landscape Concept in Landscape Planning
- Assessment of the Environmental Resilience Based on Regulating Ecosystem Services for Spatial Planning
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