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A methodology for creating greenways through multidisciplinary sustainable landscape planning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20056526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This research proposes a methodology for defining greenways via sustainable planning. This approach includes the analysis and discussion of culture and natural processes that occur in the landscape. The proposed methodology is structured in three phases: eco-cultural analysis; synthesis and diagnosis; and proposal. An interdisciplinary approach provides an assessment of the relationships between landscape structure and landscape dynamics, which are essential to any landscape management or land use. The landscape eco-cultural analysis provides a biophysical, dynamic (geomorphologic rate), vegetation (habitats from directive 92/43/EEC) and cultural characterisation. The knowledge obtained by this analysis then supports the definition of priority actions to stabilise the landscape and the management measures for the habitats. After the analysis and diagnosis phases, a proposal for the development of sustainable greenways can be achieved. This methodology was applied to a study area of the Azambuja Municipality in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (Portugal). The application of the proposed methodology to the study area shows that landscape stability is crucial for greenway users in order to appreciate the landscape and its natural and cultural elements in a sustainable and healthy way, both by cycling or by foot. A balanced landscape will increase the value of greenways and in return, they can develop socio-economic activities with benefits for rural communities.
Authors:
Selma Beatriz Pena; Maria Manuela Abreu; Rui Teles; Maria Dalila Espírito-Santo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-12-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental management     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1095-8630     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Environ. Manage.     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-09     Completed Date:  2010-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401664     Medline TA:  J Environ Manage     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  970-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura Paisagista Prof. Caldeira Cabral, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (TULisbon), Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisbon, Portugal. selmapena@isa.utl.pt
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Conservation of Natural Resources / methods*
Culture
Environment Design*
Geology
Planning Techniques
Plants
Portugal
Recreation

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