BELaWie - Recreational value of landscapes, MA 22

The City of Vienna's Municipal Department 22 (MA 22) relies on three criteria to assess activities that have an impact on landscape protection areas: ecological balance, landscape design, and recreational value. While the assessment of the ecological balance is straightforward in most cases, landscape design and recreational value require many subjective factors to be taken into account. With a view to shedding more a light on recreational value, PlanSinn is coaching a collaborative project to develop a method for assessing the recreational value of the landscape.

On the one hand, the measures include organising interdisciplinary workshops where experts discuss the recreational value of landscapes as well as factors having a negative impact on recreation. On the other hand, focus workshops are being held with citizens where visualisation methods are used to find out what factors have a negative impact on recreation.