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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Human-environment interactions in residential areas susceptible to landsliding : the Flemish Ardennes case study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DEN EECKHAUT M. (1) ; POESEN J. (1) ; VANDEKERCKHOVE L. (2) ; VAN GILS M. (1) ; VAN ROMPAEY A. (1) ;
(1) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, Katholieke Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Environment, Nature and Energy Department, Flemish Government, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE

Abstract

The AA. investigate the role of human-environment interactions in the Flemish Ardennes, Flanders' most landslide-susceptible region. The establishment of a detailed landslide inventory brought insight into the spatial occurrence of landslides and into the different landslide types and characteristics. The Flemish Ardennes is a region where humans play an active role with regard to landslide risk. Comparison of topographic maps (1777–2001) indicate that over the last 250 years buildings and other infrastructures have been constructed on old landslides. Given that humans are living, working and driving on or close to unstable hillslopes, the landslide risk has therefore increased. The landslide inventory map and the landslide susceptibility map are important tools for landslide risk reduction

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Area / ISSN 0004-0894

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 42, no3 [pp. 339-358]

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19067

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2009.00919.x

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