Schroeder, H.W., 1988, Visual impact of hillside development: comparison of measurements derived from aerial and ground level photographs, in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 15, 1
- Author : Schroeder, H.W.
- Year : 1988
- Journal/Series : Landscape and Urban Planning
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 15
- Pages : 119-126
- Abstract in English : Development on forested hillsides in and around cities has a serious impact on the visual quality of the urban landscape. In this research, measurements of development intensity taken from aerial photographs of urban hillsides have been compared with measurements of visual impact taken from ground level of the same hillsides. Then measurements of both development intensity and visual impact were used to predict observers’ rating of the perceived attractiveness of the hillsides. For the observers who rated the slides in this study on the hillsides clearly detracted from the attractiveness of hillsides. This result is consistent with other studies that show widespread preference for landscapes with vegetation and natural features rather than man-made features. Furthermore this study suggest that vertical structures have a stronger impact on the extent of visible development than horizontal.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban forestry, quality, visual quality, landscape, preference, buildings. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.