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Vision, voice, and the community landscape: The Missouri Place Stories pilot project
01. Mai 2018
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 173 Author(s): Maris Boyd Gillette, Andrew Hurley Authorized discourses of landscape value omit key qualities that make places valuable to the people who inhabit them. Here we present a community-based research initiative in which residents of two urban St Louis neighborhoods identified meaningful sites and sights in their locale. Using photographs and narration, they traced the contours of a “community landscape” characterized by heterogeneity, social relationships, creative practice, and a communalist model...
Preference heterogeneity and scale heterogeneity in urban river restoration: A comparative study between Brussels and Guangzhou using discrete choice experiments
01. Mai 2018
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 173 Author(s): Wendy Y. Chen, Junyi Hua, Inge Liekens, Steven Broekx The discrete choice experiment approach has been widely applied in developed nations to examine individual preferences and associated heterogeneity regarding the provision of ecosystem services, and thereby a wealth of empirical evidence has been generated. Knowledge about how to inform and benefit the DCE studies in developing countries remains limited due to a lack of direct cross-country comparisons between developed and transitional...
Ecosystem services management: An evaluation of green adaptations for urban development in Dhaka, Bangladesh
01. Mai 2018
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 173 Author(s): Naeema Jihan Zinia, Paul McShane We evaluated green adaptation strategies (parks, gardens, green roof, rainwater harvest, green façades/wall, porous pavement, and green and blue belts) in the context of urban development and potential climate change impacts for the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our review of relevant literature revealed substantial environmental (cooler and cleaner environment), economic (reduced energy demand, avoided cost of drainage maintenance, increased land values) and social...
Moving beyond the neighborhood: Daily exposure to nature and adolescents’ mood
01. Mai 2018
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 173 Author(s): Dongying Li, Brian Deal, Xiaolu Zhou, Marcus Slavenas, William C. Sullivan A growing body of literature has explored the psychological benefits associated with contact with nature. Many studies have employed experimental designs that compared various levels of nature exposure, or have used exogenous neighborhood-based measures of nature. The exact places where adolescents visit, as well as their street-level experiences with nature, remain unexplored. As a result, we know very little about...
The importance of land governance for biodiversity conservation in an era of global urban expansion
01. Mai 2018
Publication date: May 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 173 Author(s): Chun-Wei Huang, Robert I. McDonald, Karen C. Seto Mitigating the effects of urban expansion on habitat with high conservation value depends largely on national and sub-national governance that can effectively shape urban growth. This paper is the first study to map urban-caused biodiversity decline and governance. The central goal of this paper is to identify where and how weak governance and future urban expansion may combine to lead to the decline of biodiversity. We identify four categories...
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01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172
Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Georgina E Southon, Anna Jorgensen, Nigel Dunnett, Helen Hoyle, Karl L Evans Evidence that urban green-space promotes health and well-being of urban residents is increasing. The role of biodiversity is unclear: perceived biodiversity may be important, but how accurately it is perceived and the factors influencing this accuracy are poorly understood. We use experimental perennial urban meadows in southern England to investigate the impact of creating biodiverse habitats on green-space...
A manifold learning approach to urban land cover classification with optical and radar data
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Hongsheng Zhang, Jiang Li, Ting Wang, Hui Lin, Zezhong Zheng, Yu Li, Yufeng Lu Urban land covers (ULC) are essential data for numerous studies of urban landscape ecology performed on various scales. Nevertheless, it remains difficult to obtain accurate and timely ULC information. This study presents a methodological framework for fusing optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data at the pixel level with manifolds to improve ULC classification. Three typical manifold learning models...
Comment on “Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to analyze brain region activity when viewing landscapes”
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Adam C. Roberts, George I. Christopoulos Modern neuroscience methods, such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), offer the unparalleled opportunity to monitor the human brain in vivo − a revolution that has had a tremendous impact on many disciplines (economics, culture, health). Thus, the paper by Tang et al. (2017) is an exciting epistemological step introducing this technology and the possibilities for those studying the health effects of landscapes. Yet, as in similar...
Exploring ecosystem services trade-offs in agricultural landscapes with a multi-objective programming approach
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Jeroen C.J. Groot, Seleshi G. Yalew, Walter A.H. Rossing In this paper, we present the LandscapeIMAGES modeling framework for multi-scale spatially explicit analysis of tradeoffs and synergies among ecosystem services provisioning across agricultural landscapes. The framework generates large sets of spatially explicit land-use and management scenarios to inform discussions among stakeholders involved in landscape planning processes. The generated plans are evaluated and optimized for multiple...
Riparian canopy expansion in an urban landscape: Multiple drivers of vegetation change along headwater streams near Sacramento, California
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Joanna P. Solins, James H. Thorne, Mary L. Cadenasso Urbanization is thought to decrease riparian tree canopy cover, but this outcome may vary depending on geographic context. We examined changes in land cover and riparian tree canopy near Sacramento, California, a Mediterranean climate region impacted by agriculture before urbanization. We used aerial imagery to quantify changes in land cover and the area, width, and density of riparian tree canopy between 1937 and 2014 for the 85-km2 Arcade...
Greenway use and preferences in diverse urban communities: Implications for trail design and management
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Samuel J. Keith, Lincoln R. Larson, C. Scott Shafer, Jeffrey C. Hallo, Mariela Fernandez Greenways represent corridors of benefits with a unique capacity to contribute to sustainable urban development, yet more research is needed to understand the extent to which greenway-related benefits are realized and distributed across diverse populations and settings. Using intercept surveys of greenway users during summer 2015, our study explored use patterns and preferences along two trails...
Life-cycle energy assessment and carbon footprint of peri-urban horticulture. A comparative case study of local food systems in Spain
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): David Pérez-Neira, Anibal Grollmus-Venegas In a context of oil depletion and urban population growth, the development of peri-urban agriculture is of special socio-environmental and economic interest in the articulation of local food systems. The quantification and analysis of the environmental impact of peri-urban agriculture is a fundamental element for the design of policies aimed at agrifood and urban sustainability. Based on primary data, the life-cycle assessment of the energy and carbon...
Restricted home ranges reduce children’s opportunities to connect to nature: Demographic, environmental and parental influences
01. April 2018
Publication date: April 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 172 Author(s): Kathryn L. Hand, Claire Freeman, Philip J. Seddon, Mariano R. Recio, Aviva Stein, Yolanda van Heezik While many studies have documented the decline in the extent of children’s independent movements, none have explicitly evaluated the impact of this change in behaviour on opportunities to connect with nature. We estimate and compare the biodiversity values within urban children’s home ranges, and relate exposure to biodiversity to children’s perceptions and use of their...
Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171
Urban-rural-natural gradient analysis with CORINE data: An application to the metropolitan France
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171 Author(s): Marco Vizzari, Mohamed Hilal, Maurizia Sigura, Sara Antognelli, Daniel Joly Urbanization and agriculture can be considered as main drivers of landscape change in many parts of the world, including France, producing particular interacting environmental gradients, which in combination with natural components, give rise to the urban-rural-natural (URN) gradient. Along this gradient, many complex transitional landscapes, in which dynamic processes and unstable conditions occur, can be...
Evolving landscape-urbanization relationships in contemporary China
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171 Author(s): Zhifang Wang The lack of interaction between ecological science and landscape practice has directly contributed to the many challenges related to the unprecedented urbanization of China. However, powerful political support for addressing landscape change with ecological knowledge makes this an opportune time to merge these two approaches. Focusing on the clear and critical knowledge gap regarding landscape–urbanization relationships in contemporary China, this article examines the fundamental...
Examining fear-evoking factors in urban parks in Hong Kong
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171 Author(s): Bonnie K.L. Mak, C.Y. Jim Understanding fear-evoking factors in urban parks is important for planning and management, but such research is lacking in many cities. This study examined three groups of fear-evoking factors, including inherent park characteristics (IPC), park design and management issues (PDMI), and visitor-related concerns (VC). Besides mainly environmental factors reported in the literature, new ones such as social and personal have been proposed to explore how they may evoke fear...
Testing spatial measures of public open space planning standards with walking and physical activity health outcomes: Findings from the Australian national liveability study
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171 Author(s): Paula Hooper, Bryan Boruff, Bridget Beesley, Hannah Badland, Billie Giles-Corti Green public open spaces (POS) are an important component of healthy, liveable, and sustainable urban environments. Planning policies for POS provision however tend to be evidence-free. A review of Australian state-level POS planning policies and standards was conducted and policy-specific spatial measures generated in GIS. These were linked with health data from the RESIDE survey and relationships examined...
Amenity proximity analysis for sustainable brownfield redevelopment planning
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 171 Author(s): Alistair Beames, Steven Broekx, Uwe Schneidewind, Dries Landuyt, Maarten van der Meulen, Reinout Heijungs, Piet Seuntjens Idle brownfields in urban settings are potential resources that could be put to productive use, meeting the goals of urban intensification, helping to curb urban sprawl on the periphery and benefiting communities living around sites. Various decision support tools exist in order to evaluate redevelopment scenarios. Spatial decision support systems have recently been...

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