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Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment

Current Approaches to Characterisation and Assessment

Edited by: Graham Fairclough , Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin , Carys Swanwick

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138803886
eBook ISBN: 9781315753423
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In this multi-authored book, senior practitioners and researchers offer an international overview of landscape character approaches for those working in research, policy and practice relating to landscape.

Over the last three decades, European practice in landscape has moved from a narrow, if relatively straightforward, focus on natural beauty or scenery to a much broader concept of landscape character constructed through human perception, and transcending any of its individual elements. Methods, tools and techniques have been developed to give practical meaning to this idea of landscape character.

The two main methods, Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) were applied first in the United Kingdom, but other methods are in use elsewhere in Europe, and beyond, to achieve similar ends. This book explores why different approaches exist, the extent to which disciplinary or cultural specificities in different countries affect approaches to land management and landscape planning, and highlights areas for reciprocal learning and knowledge transfer.

Contributors to the book focus on examples of European countries ? such as Sweden, Turkey and Portugal ? that have adopted and extended UK-style landscape characterisation, but also on countries with their own distinctive approaches that have developed from different conceptual roots, as in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The collection is completed by chapters looking at landscape approaches based on non-European concepts of landscape in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

This book has an introductory price of £125/$205 which will last until 3 months after publication - after this time it will revert to £140/$225.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Landscape character approaches in global, disciplinary and policy context Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Landscape character Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Historic landscape characterisation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Landscape characterisation in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  5:  New approaches for new regions Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Developing a landscape character map of Cyprus Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Multi-method approaches to cultural landscape assessment in Croatia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Landscape Character Assessment across scales Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The collaborative, Participatory Process of Landscape Character Mapping for Land and Forest Planning in Zanzibar, Tanzania Download PDF
Chapter  10:  US approaches related to Landscape Character Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Atlas du paysage  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Landscape assessment in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The landscape biography approach to landscape characterisation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  He tangata, he tangata, he tangata  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Caring for country Download PDF
Chapter  16:  On calling place Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Perspectives on landscape Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The embodied city and metropolitan landscape Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Landscape, local knowledge and democracy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Conclusion Download PDF
Plate_Section Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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