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Improving the road planning process

a case study of stakeholder comments on two Swedish road projects

Hylmö, Kajsa (2005). Improving the road planning process. Environmental Practice. 7 :1 , 44-53
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1466046605050040


Two Swedish road projects were studied to find ways to shorten the time spent in the road planning process. The results indicated that the road projects developed very differently. One planning project developed rather smoothly, while the other received an escalating flood of letters. Concerns about the environment and landscape were present in the majority of these letters, pointing to the importance of involving the expertise of landscape planners or environmentalists in the management of road development projects. This article's conclusion stresses the importance of inviting early submission of viewpoints and of responding to people's questions in order to achieve acceptance of a project; it also stresses the significance of keeping communication open with affected sectors of the public from the very beginning of a project.

Authors/Creators:Hylmö, Kajsa
Title:Improving the road planning process
Subtitle:a case study of stakeholder comments on two Swedish road projects
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Practice
Year of publishing :2005
Page range:44-53
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Landscape planning
Keywords:planning projects, roads, landscape, environment, road development
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ID Code:4040
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Architecture (until 121231)
Deposited By: Jenny Casey Eriksson
Deposited On:14 Oct 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:27

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