Towards Evaluation of Environmental Spatial Order of Natural Valuable Landscapes in Suburban Areas: Evidence from Poland

Renata Różycka-Czas , Barbara Czesak , Katarzyna Cegielska

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to develop a method to evaluate and monitor environmental spatial order to delimit problem areas. The method was tested on the carefully chosen suburban areas as natural valuable areas located in suburban and peri-urban areas are particularly prone to intense and chaotic development. The number of methods of spatial order evaluation is scarce. The paper is an attempt to fill this gap. We have used following indicators: afforestation rate, landscape diversity level, density of the total road network, rate of compact development, as well as the building intensity. Indicators used in the method have been chosen based on the literature and modified to adjust it to the available data. Our findings confirm that the method gives reliable results. It can be used to evaluate the efficacy of Local Spatial Development Plans and Environmental Protection Plans. Moreover, we delimited areas in which environmental spatial order could be improved.
Author Renata Różycka-Czas (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Renata Różycka-Czas,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Barbara Czesak (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Barbara Czesak,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Katarzyna Cegielska (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Katarzyna Cegielska,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol11
No23
Pages1-14
Publication size in sheets0.65
Article number6555
Keywords in EnglishSpatial order; spatial planning; natural valuable areas; cultural landscape; protected areas
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
DOIDOI:10.3390/su11236555
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/23/6555/pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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