1st December 2005
What was the event?
Landscapes are under pressure to change from both natural and anthropogenic causes. Some changes can be controversial, whilst others can be a cause for comment or enquiry from local stakeholders. However, the understanding among decision-makers, the public and their elected representatives over the outcomes and consequences of landscape planning decisions, is generally poor.
This workshop was held to:
- Increase understanding of the potential held by the latest techniques for visualising landscape change
- Address the challenges of integrating non-visual information about the landscape (e.g. ecological indicators)
- Discuss case studies of public involvement in landscape management.
The workshop drew upon results from a major European research project on the development of tools for supporting public participation in landscape change (VISULANDS), including work in Scotland co-funded by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department and also involving Forestry Commission Scotland.
At this workshop Forest Research gave the following presentions:
- Chris Quine: "Landscape Indicators - Case study from the United Kingdom"
- Max Hislop: "People and participation - Case studies from across Europe"
Who was the event suitable for?
Researchers, decision-makers and those with responsibility for landscape planning.
Where did the event take place?
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
Tel: 01224 498200
Fax: 01224 311556