WIT Press


Impact Of Roads On The Landscape Of A Suburban Area

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040801

Volume

75

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

792 kb

Author(s)

D. Marwaić & T. Stazić

Abstract

New planned roads change the landscape of the suburban area through which they run. In order to evaluate this change, it is necessary to define landscape values of a suburban area that roads passes through and define the road corridors that influence the natural, cultural and anthropological values of the explored area. Since the route of the road is not only defined by landscape values, but is also defined by minimum construction costs, by land topography or by land use, obviously several alternative routes will appear. The analyses of route alternatives bring out criteria that are the basis for evaluation of the solutions in order to determine the one with minimum impact on the landscape. The influence of roads on the landscape of a suburban area will be presented for the example of the planning of a road from Dubovica

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