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Title: Visual resources and the public: an empirical approach

Author: Kaplan, Rachel;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 209-216

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Visual resource management systems incorporate many assumptions about how people see the landscape. While these assumptions are not articulated, they nonetheless affect the decision process. Problems inherent in some of these assumptions are examined. Extensive research based on people's preference ratings of different settings provides insight into people's experience of the environment. The procedure described here has several advantages: (1) It provides a means to evaluate the assumptions underlying alternative visual analysis models; (2) it provides some insights into the dilemma of agency/public mismatch; and (3) it provides a relatively straightforward mechanism whereby public input could be incorporated in visual management decisions.

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Kaplan, Rachel 1979. Visual resources and the public: an empirical approach. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 209-216

 


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