Home About Browse Search
Svenska


Dynamics of integrating landscape values in landscape character assessment

the hidden dominance of the objective outsider

Butler, Andrew (2016). Dynamics of integrating landscape values in landscape character assessment. Landscape research. 41:2, 239-252
[Journal article]

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
223kB

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2015.1135315

Abstract

While there has been extensive research undertaken on the values which insiders attribute to landscape there is a lack of literature which looks at how planning professionals handle landscape values. In this article, I develop a framework for questioning how landscape values are taken up in landscape planning, with the aim of conceptualising what landscape values mean in practice. This is undertaken through addressing landscape assessment, more specifically analysing how landscape character assessment (LCA) represents a critical point in the framing of landscape values. Through a synthesis of research on landscape values I examine the underlying logic of the LCA documents. I conclude that the values communicated in these assessments tend to be those of ‘objective' outside experts, predominantly based on aesthetics and focusing on the physicality of landscape. This I argue leads to a questioning the legitimacy of the LCA approach.

Authors/Creators:Butler, Andrew
Title:Dynamics of integrating landscape values in landscape character assessment
Subtitle:the hidden dominance of the objective outsider
Series/Journal:Landscape research (1469-9710)
Year of publishing :25 January 2016
Volume:41
Number:2
Page range:239-252
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1469-9710
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Agrovoc terms:landscaping, assessment, aesthetic value
Keywords:landscape values, landscape character assessment, objective outsider, European Landscape Convention
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3573
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3573
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000371919800007
ID Code:13531
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Aug 2016 08:35
Metadata Last Modified:25 Jul 2017 23:15

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Downloads

Downloads per year (since September 2012)

View more statistics

Downloads
Hits