Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture

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Protecting Urban River Views with Geodesign Approach

The James River holds an undeniable importance in the foundation and development of the City of Richmond. The Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Project, initiated in 2013, aims to find the balance between the conservation of scenic river views and appropriate development along the James River. A series of Geodesign techniques and methods have been applied to each stage of the project. First, the combination of community engagement and crowd-sourcing approaches created an inventory of river views. Second, 3D spatial analysis reveals favorite views in the city, as well as the important landscape elements in those views. Finally, a web-based design evaluation tool is developed for users to assess the visual impacts of newly proposed development projects. Such evidence-based, instant feedback to the design process highlights the value of Geodesign in landscape design and planning.
Autor / Author:Huang, Guoping
Institution / Institution:University of Virginia, Virginia, USA
Seitenzahl / Pages:9
Sprache / Language: Englisch
Veröffentlichung / Publication:JoDLA − Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 2-2017
Tagung / Conference:Digital Landscape Architecture 2017 – Responsive Landscapes
Veranstaltungsort, -datum / Venue, Date: Bernburg, Germany 07.06.2017 10.06.2017
Keywords (en)Geodesign, viewshed, GIS, riverfront
Paper review type:Full Paper Review
DOI:doi:10.14627/537629009
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