A key aspect of town planning, landscape planning and landscape architecture is to identify and then use the distinctive features and characteristics of space, place and landscape to achieve environmental quality. Landscape Analysis provides an introduction to the field both in theory and in practice. A wide range of methods and techniques for landscape analysis is illustrated by urban and rural examples from many countries.
Analysing landscapes within a planning context requires both skill and insights. Drawing upon numerous concrete examples, together with an examination of some theoretical concepts, this book guides the reader through a wide range of different approaches and techniques of landscape analysis that may be applied at different scales, from elementary site analysis to historical and regional studies. This is an essential book for students and graduate practitioners working in landscape architecture, planning and architecture.
Table of Contents
1. Landscape Change and the Need for Analysis, 2. Framing Analysis: Values, Experts, and Citizens, 3. Analysis of Natural Factors, Biophysical Attributes and Land Use, 4. Historical Analysis, 5. Spatial Analysis, 6. Regionalisation and Landscape Character Assessment, 7. Site Selection and Landscape Potential, 8. Impact Assessment and Futures Analysis, 9. Landscape Analysis in Research and Practice
Per Stahlschmidt is a Landscape Architect and until 2008 was partner in a landscape firm and Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He worked mainly with landscape planning and landscape design. Now he is retired.
Simon Swaffield is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University in New Zealand, and from 2011 has been Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a registered Landscape Architect in New Zealand.
Jørgen Primdahl is a Landscape Architect and Professor of Countryside Planning at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He works mainly with rural landscape policy and planning.
Vibeke Nellemann is a Landscape Architect and was responsible for research, development and teaching in methods for landscape analysis, planning and management at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, until her retirement in 2015.