The development of a conceptual framework to assess multifunctional landscapes and the impact of land use changes on land use functions with Pimp Your Landscape
Koschke, L. ; Fürst, C. ; Lorz, C. ; Frank, S. ; Makeschin, F.
Dresden University of Technology
The assessment of land use functions (LUF) has become very important most notably in questions of sustainability and multifunctionality of landscapes. Models often are overparameterised and therefore regularly focusing on small study areas where input data are available. Systems for integrated environmental management often draw emphasize on certain land use types (LUT) (e.g. forestry, agriculture) or special issues (e.g. erosion risk, flood management). The aim of this work is to further enhance the evaluation basis for Pimp your landscape. This is an interactive tool for the visualization and evaluation of land use changes. The plan is to develop a holistic indicator-based evaluation approach on landscape level where all LUTs are considered and various LUFs can be regarded depending on the planning targets. According to a conceptual aggregation scheme the choice of suitable indicators is in progress. As expected, major constraints and problems are caused by the lack of comparability between e.g. economic parameters of different LUTs as it is depicted in this progress report. Participatory processes and expert knowledge will still be indispensable to adjust results. The beneficial aspect of the presented approach is the comprehensive manner with which we envisage to regard landscapes and their functions. Different LUTs are not considered uncoupled from other land uses but assessed in an integrative way where also structural properties of the study area will be accounted for.
land use management planning ; land use type ; land use function ; Pimp Your Landscape ; landscape evaluation ; land use evaluation
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3. Integrated socio-environmental modelling
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LandMod 2010: International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling
3/2/2010 - 5/2/2010