Ecological Planning Method*
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Ecological Planning Method* book
The ecological planning method is primarily a procedure for studying the biophysical and sociocultural systems of a place to reveal where specific land uses may be best practiced. For instance, detailed studies of a planning area may lead to the identification of new problems or opportunities or the amendment of goals. The basic purpose of the detailed studies is to gain an understanding about the complex relationships between human values, environmental opportunities and constraints, and the issues being addressed. Various options for implementation also need to be explored, which must relate to the goal of the planning effort. A landscape plan is more than a land-use plan because it addresses the overlap and integration of land uses. Public involvement is especially crucial as the landscape plan is developed, because it is important to ensure that the goals established by the community will be achieved in the plan.