of visualization tools to support public involvement in the assessment
of landscape change
Overall, it is the basic question, how to facilitate and improve public
participation in landscape policy and planning issues.
In this context, it is the main aim of the VISULANDS project to develop
visualization tools to support public involvement in the assessment of
These tools should assist planners and the public in assessing the outcomes
of landscape planning strategies. Therefore, the relationship between
visual qualities and other landscape functions have to be analysed in
Therefore, the VISULANDS project is dealing with the following objectives
develop visualization techniques to assess future landscapes.
develop quantitative indicators of landscape change.
provide a robust set of preference models applicable to European landscapes.
test the potential to link assessments of visual qualities and production,
socio-economic, ecological, cultural and amenity functions.
test the effectiveness of interactive visualization tools in communicating
outcomes of policy and planning decisions on landscape evolution.
exploit the project results and tools through the production of educational
materials and outreach schemes for professional training and the public.