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Greenery are the parks in the urban areas and it becomes progressively most significant as cities grow more crowded. In the end, urban parks contribute to the population’s healthiness and welfare by providing opportunities intended for physical and social activity, leisure, and relaxation. In order to construct “Digital Land,” computer and system s...
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As an important carrier of human production and life, the quality of the urban ecological environment has the most direct impact on the living conditions of the urban population. The prominence of urban problems has undoubtedly increased people’s desire and pursuit of natural ecology. As a complex with multiple functions and benefits, urban wetland...
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The degradation of ecosystems threatens the provision of ecosystem services and limits human well-being. This systematic literature review evaluates the threats surrounding cultural ecosystem services (CES), namely recreation and landscape aesthetics in European permanent grasslands. We identified underlying causes, direct threats, consequences and...
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Background: With elderly people comprising a growing share of the population, landscape planners need to consider their specific requirements to enhance the opportunities for them to engage in nature-based recreation (NBR). However, few studies have spatially assessed the recreation potential, demand, and opportunities for elderly people in cities....
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Aesthetic properties are important characteristics of any territory. Currently, there are quite a few methodological developments for evaluating the aesthetic properties of landscapes. Conventionally, they can be divided into traditional assessment methods, where the assessment is based solely on fi surveys, and the other - those based on modern ap...
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The urban and rural areas have encountered a rapid transformation and adaptation process while living quarters exposed reconstruction activities within ambiguous boundaries such as urban-nature, rural-nature and rural-urban. Ecologically-sensitive action plans have the potential to guide these activities by environmental protection and management,...
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Globally, geodiversity and the associated ecosystem services it provides, are both under threat from anthropogenic pressures and environmental changes. The UNESCO Global Geoparks Programme was established to create protected areas that not only preserve geodiversity but enhance human wellbeing and cultural heritage. Understanding the role geodivers...
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Aesthetic experience in a forest can typically be associated with attractive forest scenery that gives people a sense of visual pleasure. Characterized as a visual product based on people’s reactions towards various combinations of landscape settings, features, and objects, this type of natural visual pleasure may benefit people’s well-being, promo...
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Spurred by the degraded forest in the 2022 Chongli Winter Olympic Games area, the Chinese government initiated a national program for mountain forest rehabilitation. We developed a method to assess the quality of mountain forests using an index system composed of stand structure, site conditions, and landscape aesthetics at three criteria levels. T...
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In the middle and in the second half of the last century, the development of transport infrastructure in cities was approached in a purely functional way in planning practice. The functional approach was based on meeting the growing traffic demand, primarily individual road traffic, which resulted in huge investments in the city's road infrastructu...
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Growing attention on global de-carbonization, energy security, and sustainable development has made wind energy one of the most popular renewable energy sources. With the trend of huge-size wind turbines and more distributed wind farms constructed in densely populated areas of China, the impact of wind turbines on landscape can't be ignored. This p...
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Les lagunes, sources de grands intérêts économiques, constituent des zones de grandes attractions à Abidjan. L'extraction de sable est l'une de ces activités les plus rependus sur le front lagunaire. Le présent article met en évidence les risques environnementaux de cette activité sur le front lagunaire Ebrié d'Abobo-Doumé. Les résultats obtenus à...
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Due to the difficulty of capturing spatially explicit information on cultural ecosystem services (CES), previous studies have paid less attention to their relationships with other services. In this study, we quantified the relationships between selected CES using crowdsourced photographs, carbon storage and species richness of plants and butterflie...
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Designing green infrastructure in cities requires vegetation that has multiple outcomes and functions, particularly using plants that have both attractive visual or aesthetic features and high biodiversity values. Plantings that have high visual appeal are more highly valued by people and increase their feeling of wellbeing. Increasing biodiversity...
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Mountain areas have a substantial impact on climate dynamics and are one of the most critical water sources. Mountains were key in human evolution throughout history and supplied essential biotic and abiotic ecosystem services (ES), key for human living. This perspective article will study the importance of mountains to ES supply and the impacts of...
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The karst territories are characterized by landscape aesthetics, and provide knowledge for the natural systems and their specific ecosystem services. They are important part of the natural heritage and geodiversity. The aim of this study is to present karst territories as an element of the national natural heritage and as a source of cultural ecosy...
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Human interventions, i.e. settlement and construction activities, in the agricultural landscape including farmland but also natural and semi-natural habitats are a major driver of biodiversity loss. Consequently, their impacts on nature and landscape have to be compensated by no net loss policies in many countries around the world. However, their p...
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The present study is a new research in the field of ecosystem services and specifically ecosystem cultural services. Therefore, in this study, the effect of watershed management measures (educational and biological programs) on ecosystem cultural services from the stakeholder’s point of views of dehchenashak sub-watershed and experts is discussed....
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An accurate assessment of the landscapes in a region requires having sufficient information of the influential factors as well as the type, manner, and the impact rate of each of them on the user’s perception of the landscape quality. The purpose of this study is modeling landscape aesthetic quality of urban parks using an artificial neural network...
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Sustainably managing multifunctional landscapes for production of multiple ecosystem services (ES) requires thorough understanding of the interactions between ES and the ecological processes that drive them. We build upon landscape connectivity theory to present a spatial approach for assessing functional connections between multiple ES at the land...
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This article presents an innovative approach to the concept of facilitating greenways into sustainable landscape planning. The greenways can be planned by application of a landscape-ecological concept, including analysis and synthesis of selected abiotic, biotic, and socio-economic landscape-ecological factors and recreation conditions, and by revi...
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Landscape planning studies usually consider landscape values through expert assessments of landscape aesthetic quality. Combining such expert assessments with people’s perceptions as derived from citizen-based approaches is advisable, but scientific knowledge gaps exist regarding explanatory variables of perceived landscape values. This study aims...
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Alpine landscapes are projected to be degraded under climate change, which would threaten their benefits to society. Previous studies, however, have been limited to aesthetic change, and it remains unclear how much the aesthetic change would affect human welfare. To address this issue and gain insights into climate change adaptation policies, we co...
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Mountain tourism is an important part of China’s tourism market. Tourist behavior is essential to environmental protection and the sustainability of destinations. This paper takes environmentally responsible behavior (ERB) as an important tourist behavior. It breaks down the dimensions of the traditional tourism experience, such as hedonism, partic...
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Rural tourism has become a hot topic in China in the context of the nation’s rural revitalisation. Rural tourism allows tourists to experience local life and promotes local economic development. However, there is considerable controversy over the landscape design of ancient Chinese villages. Many problems, such as how to design and protect the land...
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Resumo A paisagem é um elemento comum nas análises sobre oposição/aceitação de parques eólicos, para explicar o Social Gap, ou Desencontro social. De acordo com essa abordagem, a oposição pode ser pela mudança na estética da paisagem, pela imutabilidade e imobilidades de parques eólicos (PASQUALETTI, 2000) ou mesmo pode interferir no apego ao lugar...
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This paper represents a methodological attempt to evaluate the natural and built riverside environment of the Tisza river, from the point of view of landscape-and environmental aesthetics and features, which might serve as background for river tourism. The research methodology was based on the theoretical division of the riverside into more or less...
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To improve human well-being, there is increasing awareness of elevating aesthetic benefits by landscape design, planning, and management. However, which landscape features and attributes may be associated with aesthetic value of an urban landscape, human aesthetic preference, and landscape practices is still not clear yet. We proposed a comprehensi...
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The influence of traditional residential landscapes on humans and the environment has provoked a discussion on maintaining landscapes in a sustainable way and conserving water resources. Traditional American landscapes require water-intensive management. Previous research has discussed potential negative impacts on the environment from prevalent im...
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Geodiversity potential of Oiapoque Munici- pality, located in the north of Amapá State, is rather relevant to promote environmental education, from tourism. This article aims at addressing geotourism as an option of sus- tainable tourism to promote local develop- ment and geoconservation in Oiapoque. The methodology used was based on literature...
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Austria aims to meet 100% of its electricity demand from domestic renewable sources, such as wind energy. Apart from the benefit of reducing CO2 emissions and, potentially, system cost, wind power is also associated with negative impacts at the local level, particularly its interference with landscape aesthetics. Some of these negative impacts migh...
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Cadernos do ILP: Ensino - Pesquisa - Extensão Cultural v.2 n.2 2021 p. 54-60. ISSN 2675-8865
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BIPV has gained a lot of attention in the solar world especially in recent times as the push for Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and concerns about landscape aesthetics increases. Aesthetics plays a critical role in the adoption of BIPVs as it is one of the fundamental components architects and home owners look out for. This paper discusses the pr...
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In the Northern Nigeria, landscape scene often comprises 50% or more of residential Landscape used by a household, and landscape aesthetics may take preference over Landscape-conserving elements in the landscape. This study attempted an analysis of the relationship between landscape perception and Landscape aesthetic as indices in enhancing landsca...
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Hydropower is a highly appreciated climate-friendly source of energy production. However, it has non-negligible negative impacts on the environment and landscape aesthetics where the energy is produced, affecting the recreational interests of the public using the respective local river spaces. The preferences of the local public are increasingly as...
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The traditional Romanian village has recently seen unmistakable transformations. The import of architectural styles from EU countries and the need to modernise dwellings, combined with considerable legislative voids regarding the protection of the built-up heritage, have strongly modified traditional architecture and resulted in irremediable losses...
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Visual pollution (VP) is a visual landscape quality issue, and its most consistently recognized symptom is an excess of out of home advertising billboards (OOHb). However, the VP related research concerns landscape aesthetic and advertisement cultural context, leaving the impact of outdoor billboard infrastructure on landscape openness unanswered t...
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Agriculture provides a wide range of ecosystem services and has the potential to contribute to biodiversity conservation. In Japan, many of the resources associated with agroecosystems are threatened by farmland abandonment. Identifying where and to what extent agricultural ecosystem services and farmland biodiversity are affected by farmland aband...
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Soil loss by runoff is a severe and continuous ecological problem in Neri watershed. It affects agricultural production, drinking water quality, ecosystem health, and landscape aesthetics. This study was conducted to assess spatial risk of soil by estimating the average annual soil loss, and creating a soil erosion hazard map for this watershed. Re...
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Concerning the undeniable connection of any environmental shaping with the issue of art and the relationship of this subject with philosophical concepts of beauty seems important. In addition to, discussion about the philosophical nature of the beauty related to landscape that surveys the legal and theoretical expression of design has considerable...
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Glacier landscapes attract millions of tourists every year; however, climate change induces alterations in these popular destinations. Although landscape changes can affect visitor behaviour, very few studies have investigated their impact on tourism. This study investigated how recent changes in the most-visited French glacier, the Mer de Glace (C...
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Historic mining of magnesite at Nyala Mine left a terrain with scattered mine waste dumps and open excavations. These features of the mine pose threat to the safety of the public. They also make the landscape aesthetically unpleasant. In this work, conceptual terrain models were developed to analyze areas and volumes of cut-and-fill in the rehabili...
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Recently, applications of soil and water bioengineering constructions using living plants and supplementary materials have become increasingly popular. Besides technical effects, soil and water bioengineering has the advantage of additionally taking into consideration ecological values and the values of landscape aesthetics. When implementing soil...
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Natural landscape aesthetic is the natural resource that is essential for maintaining mental and physical health of humans. Therefore, a natural landscape is the source of human life. The aim of this study was to assess the natural landscape aesthetic of Uvs province, Mongolia, using a combination of the spatial multi-criteria decision-making metho...
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This work presents a simplified method for the application of the Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) model that aims to predict the aesthetic quality of the landscape designed by water and plants in different forms and volume. The MLP was prepared by (Rosenblat) in the field of computer science, followed by the application of a MLP in landscape aesthetic...
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The environment where we live and recreate can have a significant effect on our well-being. More beautiful landscapes have considerable benefits to both health and quality of life. When we chose where to live or our next holiday destination, we do so according to some perception of the environment around us. In a way, we value nature and assign an...
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This paper explores the visual, acoustic and olfactory impairments to landscape aesthetic quality in a river landscape case study, using hard- and soft-GIS approaches. The research objectives are (1) to develop a model that localizes the spatial distribution of areas likely perceived as unpleasant and assesses the intensity of visual, acoustic and...
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Context Effectively estimating the influences of urban expansion on multiple ecosystem services (ESs) is of great importance for improving urban planning in drylands. However, there are some shortcomings in the existing urban expansion models, which lead to great uncertainties in the assessment of the influences of urban expansion on the concurrent...
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Changes in land use/land cover (LULC) are the key factors driving biodiversity and ecosystem services decline globally. This study examines spatiotemporal LULC changes in a Ramsar coastal temporary wetland (Larnaca Salt Lake) on the island of Cyprus between 1963 and 2015. LULC changes in the area are related to variations in the provision of ecosys...
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In recent decades, urban agriculture has drawn practitioners seeking ways to increase both environmental sustainability and social equity in their cities. The practice has also drawn criticism for the ways it reproduces inequalities based on differences of class and race. In this paper, I argue contestations around urban agriculture are part of ong...
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Sustainably managing multifunctional landscapes for production of multiple ecosystem services (ES) requires thorough understanding of the interactions between ES and the ecological processes that drive them. We build upon landscape connectivity theory to present a spatial approach for assessing functional connections between multiple ES at the land...
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The ambitious Net Zero aspirations of Great Britain (GB) require massive and rapid developments of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) technologies. GB possesses substantial resources for these technologies, but questions remain about which VRE should be exploited where. This study explores the trade-offs between landscape impact, land use competition...
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The multidimensional iterative composition of urban landscapes and the formation mechanism of the aesthetic perception dimension are elucidated. The cognitive schema theory aims to reveal the intrinsic mechanism of urban landscape aesthetic activities. Using London as an empirical case to explore the representation and structure of urban landscape...
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National parks are important natural reserves of high ecological value, and the visual perception of national park landscapes is closely tied to the degree of protection that the natural resources within national parks receive. Visual cognition has a direct impact on public consciousness and plays an increasingly important role in national park man...
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Both color and structure make important contributions to human visual perception, as well as the evaluation of landscape quality and landscape aesthetics. The EEG equipment liveamp32 was used to record the EEG signals of humans when viewing landscape images, structure images with filtered color, and color images with a filtered structure. The resul...
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The phenological studies of tree species is a potential tool to develop a keen observation for monitoring the gradual impact of climate change on biology of trees, manifested through variation in timing and duration of different phenological events in their life cycle. The documentation of these phenological growth stages reflect upon the implicati...
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As the application of the Internet of Things technology continues to deepen in various fields, it also continues to develop in the agricultural field and the agricultural landscape. This article uses the agricultural Internet of Things to conduct an in-depth analysis and research on the planning and design of smart gardens and combines field resear...
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This article has developed from a broader research project on tourist representations and practices in Varanasi, India’s renowned sacred city and popular tourist destination situated by the ‘holy’ Ganges. Here, a recurring ‘sense of Venice’ emerged from Western travel narratives and landscape representations, evoked by both visual and more- than-vi...
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Landscape is a category of analysis within the scope of geographic criticism of socio-spatial inequalities. It’s considered that the landscape aesthetic will reveal several ethical relationships in the political and economic processes responsibles for the organization of urban spaces. In this text, we assume that, in contemporary Brazil, the landsc...