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Visual aspects in urban woodland management and planning

Ode, Åsa (2003). Visual aspects in urban woodland management and planning. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria, 1401-6249 ; 380
ISBN 91-576-6420-x
[Doctoral thesis]

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Urban woodland is an important component of people's everyday environment, both as an attractive environment to visit as well as being an intrinsic part of the surrounding landscape. This thesis focuses on one specific aspect of the urban woodland - the visual. The visual aspect is how most people experience the woodland, both when visiting and as part of their everyday landscape. In order to take visual aspects into account there is a need to have tools and approaches for analysing and describing these. This thesis highlights the importance of management context as well as providing tools for the spatial analysis of visual aspects. The methods used are a combination of predictive modelling, literature reviews and visibility analysis. Based on landscape aesthetic theories, a set of visual concepts were distinguished that were also supported by management guidelines. These visual concepts are: diversity, scale, visual accessibility, stewardship, naturalness and coherence. Visual concepts are presented both in relation to their theoretical basis and to the physical attributes influencing them. Visibility analysis was explored as a way of modelling visual aspects in urban woodland management and planning, with a focus on woodland as an important visual element in the landscape. Visibility models were developed as a way of analysing the contents of the view with regards to woodland. Using a case study area in Aberdeen, Scotland, the contents of the view were analysed both in relation to preferred forest types as well as for the concept of visual diversity. In addition to the focus on visual aspects, this thesis also highlights facets of the management context that influence visual management. These are urban pressure, cultural context and management paradigm. These three factors are important for interpreting and understanding the way management and planning strategies are carried out and hence offer insights into visual resource management. The result of the thesis provides a framework for including visual aspects in urban woodland management and planning as well as being a base for future research within the field.

Authors/Creators:Ode, Åsa
Title:Visual aspects in urban woodland management and planning
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria
Year of publishing :March 2003
Number of Pages:41
ALLI Ode, Å.K. and Fry, G. A model for quantifying and predicting Urban Pressure on Woodland. Submitted manuscript. II Ode, Å.K and Fry, G. 2002. Visual aspects in urban woodland management. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 1:15-24. III Ode, Å. Research in urban woodland management and planning – two parallel paradigm. Manuscript. IV Ode, Å.K. and Miller, D.R. Analysing the woodland content of views: A case study of Aberdeen, Scotland. Submitted manuscript V Ode, Å.K and Miller, D.R. Assessing visual aspects of woodland diversity. Submitted manuscript.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6420-x
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:urban forestry, aesthetic value, recreational areas, urban areas, landscape, planning, forest management, woodlands, models, case studies, scotland
Keywords:landscape preference, landscape aesthetic, urban forestry
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ID Code:195
Department:?? 4050 ??
Deposited By: Asa Ode
Deposited On:18 Mar 2003 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:02

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