Land Consolidation and the Value of Rural Cultural Landscape
AbstractThe formation of rural cultural landscape can be studied as an entity comprising the visible elements, the background processes which have formed and are forming these visible elements, and the values that are given to the landscape. The value of rural cultural landscape can be based, for example, on well-kept cultivated landscape, buildings, and diverse culturally affected nature. Changes in real estate and property structure have had a major influence on rural cultural landscape. Earlier forms of land use are layered in the current landscape affecting the values of the landscape at the same time. The consideration of landscape change is a pressing issue as the current scattered property structure is being enhanced by implementing land consolidations. In order to preserve the values of cultural landscape, the process of land consolidation should include a separate landscape analysis.
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