Methods for identifying land use conflict potential using participatory mapping

Brown, Greg and Raymond, Christopher M. (2014) Methods for identifying land use conflict potential using participatory mapping. Landscape and Urban Planning, 122 196-208. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.007

Author Brown, Greg
Raymond, Christopher M.
Title Methods for identifying land use conflict potential using participatory mapping
Journal name Landscape and Urban Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-2046
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.007
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 122
Start page 196
End page 208
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject 2303 Ecology
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract The number of public participation GIS (PPGIS) applications to inform local and regional land, use planning has increased significantly over the last decade. An important rationale for undertaking, participatory mapping is to anticipate and identify areas of potential land use conflict. To date, there, has not been a systematic evaluation of methods for identifying land use conflict potential with PPGIS data. This study uses data from a regional planning study in Australia to describe and evaluate alternative methods for identifying land use conflict potential. A simple, two dimensional model of land use conflict is presented and operationalized with spatial data to provide a heuristic device for regional land-use planning practitioners. Land use conflict is posited to derive from differences in landscape values and land use preferences that can be formulated into different conflict indices and presented in maps. We demonstrate application of the conflict mapping model using residential and industrial development in the region as examples. The spatial distribution of landscape values, values compatibility scoring, land use preference differences, and a combined values and preferences scoring index are all viable methods for identifying and mapping the potential for land use conflict. The preferred method for assessing the potential for land use conflict is one that integrates two dimensions: land use preference directionality (supporting or opposing) and the importance or intensity of landscape values. We discuss the strengths and limitations of each conflict mapping method.
Keyword Conflict mapping
Land use planning
Landscape values
Public participation GIS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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