Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 2 (2012)

Comparative Analysis of Methodologies for Landscape Ecological Aesthetics in Urban Planning

Maija Jankevica


Areas with high level of urbanisation provoke frequent conflicts between nature and people. There is a lack of cooperation between planners and nature scientists in urban studies and planning process. Landscapes usually are studied using the ecological and aesthetical approaches separately. However, the future of urban planning depends on integration of these two approaches. This research study looks into different methods of landscape ecological aesthetics and presents a combined method for urban areas. The methods of landscape visual aesthetical assessment, biotope structure analysis, landscape ecology evaluation and multi-disciplinary expert level are compared in the article. A comparison of obtained values is summarized by making a comparative matrix. As a result, a multi-stage model for landscape ecological aesthetics evaluation in urban territories is presented. This ecological aesthetics model can be successfully used for development of urban territories.

Article in: English

Article published: 2012-05-11

Keyword(s): landscape aesthetics; landscape ecology; urban areas; assessment methods; evaluation criteria

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.23

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