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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
An environmental screening tool for assessment of land use plans covering large geographic areas
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Town and country planning
Information
Abstract
Screening methodologies for Strategic Environmental Assessment have been developed for the rapid evaluation of the environmental impact of land use change and infrastructure development plans. To be useful, screening methodologies must be fast, simple and unambiguous. Environmental screening should also be done as early as possible to facilitate integration of the screening into the plan itself. It is difficult in practice to conduct environmental screening for plans covering large geographic areas. Our objective was to develop an environmental screening tool for evaluating very large infrastructure plans. Our approach makes use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to develop map-based outputs that can be efficiently incorporated back into the planning processes.Weanalyzed a region of 500 000 km2, using 15 cartographic layers as a basis for the screening assessment. The final screening tool was easy to use and produced plan evaluations that could easily be understood by all those involved in the planning processes.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
ISBN
1462-9011
Impact factor JCR
1,415
Impact info
Volume
11
10.1016/j.envsci.2007.10.002
Journal number
0
From page
285
To page
293
Month
JUNIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Participante: MIGUEL ANGEL CASERMEIRO MARTINEZ (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Autor: Luis Gonzaga Garcia Montero (UPM)
  • Autor: Santiago Mancebo Quintana (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Isabel Otero Pastor (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Construcción y Vías Rurales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Forestal
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Planificación del Transporte
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