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Helen Alumäe

Bio: Helen Alumäe is an academic researcher from University of Tartu. The author has contributed to research in topics: Landscape assessment & Landscape archaeology. The author has an hindex of 7, co-authored 8 publications receiving 239 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a landscape model based on visible material features, perceivable non-material features, and underlying processes is proposed to predict the visible, material changes in the landscape, and four scenarios are created to project the possible landscape changes in that marginal area.

83 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, an overview of theme planning on designating valuable landscapes in Estonia (1999-2003) and traces its impacts through the decade up to the present is given, and the authors claim that in addition to the mapped list of valuable landscapes and their attributes as we have described them, this planning exercise called forth changes in society as well as in landscape and their appreciation.

33 citations

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01 Jan 2003
TL;DR: Culture is the hidden hand of land use planning as discussed by the authors, it marks the corners and edges of place; it selects which places will be sacred and which will be sacrificed; it yields maps of place and bestows place names; and it decides the aesthetics and ethics of the land.
Abstract: Culture is the hidden hand of land use planning. Culture bounds the land in diverse ways. Culture marks the corners and edges of place; it selects which places will be sacred and which will be sacrificed; it yields maps of place and bestows place names; and it decides the aesthetics and ethics of the land (Geisler 2000). Cultural heritage has been discussed by many authors of different disciplines for many decades (e.g. Meinig 1979; Lowenthal 1985; Daniels & Cosgrove 1988; Graham et al. 2000; Claval 2002; Maaranen 2003). The relationships between land use and culture are of perennial interest in such disciplines as cultural anthropology, human geography, natural history, landscape architecture and human ecology. In recent years also the landscape ecologists have started to realize the importance of cultural heritage and its role in the landscape planning process and landscape management, and a large number of works have been published in this field of research (Nassauer 1997; Stenseke 1999; Luz 2000; Oreszczyn 2000; Cantwell & Adams 2003; Fry 2003).

32 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, an overview of recent changes in the appearance of the Estonian landscape, with particular focus on land-use changes, is presented, where the main trend has been an increase in forest area and a decrease in agricultural land.
Abstract: The article presents an overview of recent changes in the appearance of the Estonian landscape, with particular focus on land-use changes. The main trend has been an increase in forest area and a decrease in agricultural land. An assessment of the role of changing landscape values, especially in connection with recent political changes, shows that landscape changes are not considered the most urgent environmental problem by local people. Finally, we provide a brief description of possible future landscapes and present two case studies in which conflicting values have led to different management strategies.

15 citations


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TL;DR: A transparent and theory-based scheme for analysing visual character is presented, and nine key visual concepts are identified: stewardship, coherence, disturbance, historicity, visual scale, imageability, complexity, naturalness and ephemera.
Abstract: A transparent and theory-based scheme for analysing visual character is presented. Based on a literature review, nine key visual concepts are identified: stewardship, coherence, disturbance, histor...

542 citations

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TL;DR: The study proposes a transdisciplinary method that combines scenario technique, photorealistic visualisation, and stakeholder participation to identify the interests of stakeholders in the future countryside.

366 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors assessed the hydromorphological effects of land abandonment in Europe, and the consequences thereof with respect to water resource availability and soil erosion, and found that the abandonment of bench terrace fields coincided with an increase in the occurrence of small landslides in the steps between terraces, as well as changes in the spatial organization of saturated areas.

356 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors introduce a special issue of six contributions that address land-use and landscape changes across Europe, and advocate a double-track strategy in cultural landscape development: first, some remaining traditional land use systems should be preserved, and new tools for their economic viability be designed.

304 citations

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01 Jul 2013-Cities
TL;DR: In this article, the authors hold a lens over key issues in transitioning to resilience in urban areas by outlining emerging challenges that may offer directions towards operationalising how cities might transition to a more resilient future, while ensuring that communities are at the center of the process.

198 citations