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Virtual worlds — real decisions: model- and visualization-based tools for landscape planning in Switzerland


Walz, A; Gloor, C; Bebi, P; Fischlin, A; Lange, E; Nagel, K; Allgöwer, B (2008). Virtual worlds — real decisions: model- and visualization-based tools for landscape planning in Switzerland. Mountain Research and Development, 28(2):122-127.

Abstract

Prominent construction projects in Switzerland, such as the Sawiris luxury resort in Andermatt planned by Orascom Hotels & Development, Cairo (Egypt), or the idea of a hotel and apartment tower at Schatzalp, Davos, demonstrate how rapidly Alpine landscapes may undergo major changes. Decisions on whether or not such changes are supported by policymakers should be based on the best information available and in agreement with the local population to ensure longterm sustainable development. The present article investigates the potential and limitations of computer-based tools to support such decisions in the area of landscape planning, with a particular focus on Alpine landscapes.

Abstract

Prominent construction projects in Switzerland, such as the Sawiris luxury resort in Andermatt planned by Orascom Hotels & Development, Cairo (Egypt), or the idea of a hotel and apartment tower at Schatzalp, Davos, demonstrate how rapidly Alpine landscapes may undergo major changes. Decisions on whether or not such changes are supported by policymakers should be based on the best information available and in agreement with the local population to ensure longterm sustainable development. The present article investigates the potential and limitations of computer-based tools to support such decisions in the area of landscape planning, with a particular focus on Alpine landscapes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:09 Feb 2009 07:55
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:58
Publisher:International Mountain Society
ISSN:0276-4741
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1659/mrd.0965
Related URLs:http://www.mrd-journal.org/index.htm

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