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Environmental assessment: Landform Classification for Land Use Planning in Developed Areas: An Example in Segovia Province (Central Spain)

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Martín Duque, José Francisco and Pedraza Gilsanz, Javier de and Sanz Santos, Miguel Angel and Bodoque del Pozo, José María and Godfrey, Andrew E. and Díez Herrero, Andrés and Carrasco González, Rosa María (2003) Environmental assessment: Landform Classification for Land Use Planning in Developed Areas: An Example in Segovia Province (Central Spain). Environmental management, 32 (4). pp. 488-498. ISSN 0364-152X

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Abstract

Landform-based physiographic maps, also called land systems inventories, have been widely and successfully used in undeveloped/rural areas in several locations, such as Australia, the western United States, Canada, and the British ex-colonies. This paper presents a case study of their application in a developed semi-urban/suburban area (Segovia, Spain) for land use planning purposes. The paper focuses in the information transfer process, showing how land use decision-makers, such as governments, planners, town managers, etc., can use the information developed from these maps to assist them. The paper also addresses several issues important to the development and use of this information, such as the goals of modem physiography, the types of landform-based mapping products, the problem of data management in developed areas, and the distinctions among data, interpretations, and decisions.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Land claSSification; Landform mapping; Terrain analysis; Physiography; Landscape; Land use/territorial planning; Segovia
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:20021
Deposited On:22 Feb 2013 09:24
Last Modified:23 Apr 2015 11:39

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