(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Assessing the Landscape Value of Public Works: Validation of the Methods in the Lowlands of the Middle Section of the Tajo River, Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Berrocal Menárguez Ana Belén (1) ; Holgado Pedro Molina (2) ;
(1) Department of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Environment, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
(2) Department of Geography, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


This paper proposes a method of landscape characterisation and assessment of public works associated with fluvial landscapes, which is validated in the middle section of the Tajo River. In this method, a set of criteria is identified that unifies various characteristics of the landscape associated to the infrastructures. A specific weight is then assigned to each criterion in such a way as to produce a semi-quantitative value ranging from a minimum value of 0 to a maximum value of 10. Taken together, these criteria enable us to describe and assess the value of the public works selected for study, in this case helping us to evaluate the sections of the River Tajo analysed in our study area. Accordingly, the value of all the infrastructures associated to a stretch of the river covering several hundred kilometres was determined and after dividing this stretch into sections, they were compared under equivalent conditions to provide a hierarchal ranking.


Article of periodic

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no3 [pp. 305-323]
Published in 20140601



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2012.707397

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