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DeveLoP – A Rationale and Toolbox for Democratic Landscape Planning

Blennow, Kristina and Persson, Erik and Persson, Johannes (2021). DeveLoP – A Rationale and Toolbox for Democratic Landscape Planning. Sustainability. 13 , 12055
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A rationale for an individuals-oriented landscape approach to sustainable land-use planning based on an analysis of bio-geo-physical components as well as the human components of the landscape is presented. A toolbox for analysing individuals’ decision-making and valuations in the landscape is described. The toolbox can provide evidence on the drivers of individuals’ decision-making in the landscape and the decision strategies they apply. This evidence can be used to identify communication needs and to design guidelines for effective communication. The tool for value elicitation separates the instrumental values (means) and end values (goals) of individuals with respect to locations in the landscape. This distinction, and knowledge of the end values in the landscape, are critical for the achievement of policy goals and for spatial planning from a democratic point of view. The individuals-oriented landscape approach has roots in geography and draws on behavioural decision research together with a model for integrating “science and proven experience” that is widely used in public decision-making in the Nordic countries. The approach differs from other scholarly disciplines addressing sustainable land-use planning. It is suitable for application on decision-making problems that include trade-offs between values. An overview of empirical studies is provided in which the individuals-oriented landscape rationale is applied to climate change.

Authors/Creators:Blennow, Kristina and Persson, Erik and Persson, Johannes
Title:DeveLoP – A Rationale and Toolbox for Democratic Landscape Planning
Series Name/Journal:Sustainability
Year of publishing :2021
Article number:12055
Number of Pages:20
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Keywords:landscape analysis, local knowledge, effective communication, decision analysis, instrumental value, end value, climate change, subjective attribution, tipping point thinking, blocked beliefs
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Alternative URL:https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/21/12055/pdf
ID Code:26004
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
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Deposited On:01 Nov 2021 15:25
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