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Spatial modelling of landscape aesthetic potential in urban-rural fringes

Abstract : The aesthetic potential of landscape has to be modelled to provide tools for land-use planning. This involves identifying landscape attributes and revealing individuals’ landscape preferences. Landscape aesthetic judgments of individuals (n = 1420) were studied by means of a photo-based survey. A set of landscape visibility metrics was created to measure landscape composition and configuration in each photograph using spatial data. These metrics were used as explanatory variables in multiple linear regressions to explain aesthetic judgments. We demonstrate that landscape aesthetic judgments may be synthesized in three consensus groups. The statistical results obtained show that landscape visibility metrics have good explanatory power. Ultimately, we propose a spatial modelling of landscape aesthetic potential based on these results combined with systematic computation of visibility metrics.
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Yohan Sahraoui, Céline Clauzel, Jean-Christophe Foltête. Spatial modelling of landscape aesthetic potential in urban-rural fringes. Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, 2016, 181, pp.623-636. ⟨10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.06.031⟩. ⟨hal-01355342⟩



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