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Record number 311221
Title Landscape assessment method at a European level; a case study of polder landscapes
Author(s) Klijn, J.A.; Bethe, F.; Wijermans, M.; Ypma, K.W.
Source Wageningen : SC-DLO (Report 173) - 64 p.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Research report
Publication year 1999
Abstract International and national policies relating to landscape values rely on an adequate assessment method. The SWOT method (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats) proposed here combines geographical data, valuation procedures, insight into trendsin land use, and identification of threats and opportunities. Recommendations are made for policy making. The method has been tested on polder landscapes and proved to be satisfactory. Improvements are suggested for follow-up research and applications.
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