Urban and Landscape Perspectives

Landscape Modelling

Geographical Space, Transformation and Future Scenarios

Editors: Anděl, J., Bičík, I., Dostál, P., Lipský, Z., Shahneshin, S.G. (Eds.)

  • Presents different approaches to the landscape modeling
  • Emphasizes practical applications and provides specific results
  • Highlights the local and regional aspects of the changing European landscape
  • Presents methodological and terminological diversity
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Landscape modelling integrates the differing perspectives of the many disciplines that deal with the landscape. It is motivated not only by the desire for scientific understanding, but also by the real-time demands of 21st century postindustrial society, which include the twin imperatives of stabilizing damaged ecosystems on the one hand, and finding effective ways to use the landscape on the other. The discipline has the specific goal of designing and assessing future scenarios of landscape development, while not losing sight of its past history, both ecological and socio-cultural.

This book encompasses the interrelated disciplines of geography, landscape ecology and geoinformatics, and by drawing on their theories and methodologies introduces the concept of a living landscape with human action an inseparable part of its evolution. It offers researchers and decision-makers a number of ideas on how our landscape can best be utilized.

The content reflects the need for sustainable landscape development, at the same time as considering long-term continuity as a major condition which enables us to maintain the diversity and multifunctionality of landscapes at regional and macro-regional scales. Employing advanced terminology and methods, this book provides specific results especially for scientists and landscape professionals. The methodological approaches include environmental analyses, sociological inquiries (landscape perception), heuristic methods

(landscape histories) and sophisticated statistical modelling and geoinformatic tools.

Jirí Andel graduated from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, and a member of the Demographic Society of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Ivan Bicík received his doctorate at Charles University in Prague. He is the Chairman of the IGU LUCC Commission (International Geographical Union Commission on Land Use/Cover Change).

Petr Dostál is Professor of Geography at Charles University in Prague. His research focuses on regional development, risk processes and European integration.

Zdenek Lipský is a Landscape Ecologist and Geoecologist who received his doctorate at Charles University in Prague. His research interests are landscape change, typology and assessment in relation to the overall face of a landscape as well as to its specific functions.

Siamak G. Shahneshin is Professor of Urban Planning, Ecological Landscape Architecture, and Sustainable Architecture. Educated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, and Politecnico di Torino, S.G. Shahneshin worked with many renowned architects before he co-founded SHAGAL/iodaa, Interdisciplinary Office for Design Architecture & Arts, based in Zurich.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Weeping Landscape

    Shahneshin, Siamak G.

    Pages 3-10

  • Present Changes in European Rural Landscapes

    Lipský, Zdeněk

    Pages 13-27

  • Environmental Stressors as an Integrative Approach to Landscape Assessment

    Anděl, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Environment and Regional Cohesion in the Enlarged European Union – Differences in Public Opinion

    Dostál, Petr

    Pages 45-60

  • Cross-Border Relationships of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

    Kowalke, Hartmut (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Modelling
Book Subtitle
Geographical Space, Transformation and Future Scenarios
Editors
  • Jiří Anděl
  • Ivan Bičík
  • Petr Dostál
  • Zdeněk Lipský
  • Siamak G. Shahneshin
Series Title
Urban and Landscape Perspectives
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3052-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3052-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3051-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3213-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 226
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