Assessing the landscape value of public works: validation of the method in the lowlands of the middle section of the Tajo river (Spain)

Berrocal Menárguez, Ana Belén and Molina Holgado, Pedro (2012). Assessing the landscape value of public works: validation of the method in the lowlands of the middle section of the Tajo river (Spain). "Landscape Research" ; pp. 1-19. ISSN 1469-9710. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2012.707397.

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Title: Assessing the landscape value of public works: validation of the method in the lowlands of the middle section of the Tajo river (Spain)
Author/s:
  • Berrocal Menárguez, Ana Belén
  • Molina Holgado, Pedro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Landscape Research
Date: 2 October 2012
ISSN: 1469-9710
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method of landscape characterisation and assessment of public works associated with fluvial landscapes, which is validated in the middle section of the Tajo River. In this method, a set of criteria is identified that unifies various characteristics of the landscape associated to the infrastructures. A specific weight is then assigned to each criterion in such a way as to produce a semi-quantitative value ranging from a minimum value of 0 to a maximum value of 10. Taken together, these criteria enable us to describe and assess the value of the public works selected for study, in this case helping us to evaluate the sections of the River Tajo analysed in our study area. Accordingly, the value of all the infrastructures associated to a stretch of the river covering several hundred kilometres was determined and after dividing this stretch into sections, they were compared under equivalent conditions to provide a hierarchal ranking.

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Item ID: 19850
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19850/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19850
DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2012.707397
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01426397.2012.707397#.Us1STFM461s
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Jan 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 21:31
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