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Readability of landscape trough modern techniques


 PhD. Urb. Andreea Popa

University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu Bucharest (UAUIM), Faculty of Urban Planning (FUP), Department of Urban and Landscape Design (DULD).


New and extended definitions of landscape constitute an opportunity to take into account lost or modified cultural landscapes, and based on their history and features (as past places and spaces) to react in order to preserve and to protect human, natural, economical and cultural values attested by their existence.

Present neglecting of cultural landscapes prevents the modern society population to comprehend the importance of places’ identity and the cultural meaning that the urban framework carries within, impeding to see and learn the narrative process of urban perception and evolution that they express during the centuries.

Various digital methods/ techniques are used in present for landscape assessment, analyze, forecast and foreseen. Also, an important part of research of lost cultural landscapes history, evolution and features is based on use of digital methods. Main digital methods used for landscape assessment are: GIS analysis, different indicators and data series comparisons, photographic assessment of evolution, data text collections analysis, aerial photo evolution and interpretation, landscape reconstruction- virtual landscape.

Some of these digital methods used in order to describe landscape capture also features that can not be quantified, referring at sensitive/ sensorial landscape and related also to local perception of landscape (sound, smell, textures, colors and light). The presentation aims to identify which are the composing elements which are influenced by contextual transformation and have potential to be captured and described by digital methods.