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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Exploring the Heterogeneity of Rural Landscape Preferences: An Image-Based Latent Class Approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Arnberger Arne (1) ; Eder Renate (2) ;
(1) BOKU—University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria and Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning, Vienna, Austria
(2) BOKU—University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria and Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning, Vienna, Austria

Abstract

Effects of depopulation, farm family income and changes in agricultural practices, etc. have resulted in the abandonment or destruction of traditional mountainous landscapes. An image-based stated choice survey was applied to explore the effects of various landscape change processes on the preferences of a mostly urban sample (N = 410). The 128 digitally generated landscape scenarios represented various kinds and intensities of agricultural and tourism use of a historic terraced area in Austria. Latent class segmentations identified four segments, with different preferences for natural, managerial and social landscape features. While a preference for a more complex, mysterious and natural landscape was found for three segments, one segment preferred more open landscapes. The results indicate that landscape change can affect humans in different ways, and that evolutionary and cultural preference theories are useful in explaining landscape preferences.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no1 [pp. 19-40]
Published in 20110201

Language

Anglais

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2010.536204

Taylor & FrancisTous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2011
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