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Research article2005Peer reviewed

Improving the Road Planniing Process

Hylmö, Kajsa

Abstract

Two Swedish road projects were studied to find ways to shorten the time spent in the road planning process. The results indicated that the road projects developed very differently. One planning project developed rather smoothly, while the other received an escalating flood of letters. Concerns about the environment and landscape were present in the majority of these letters, pointing to the importance of involving the expertise of landscape planners or environmentalists in the management of road development projects. This artide's conclusion stresses the importance of inviting early submission of viewpoints and of responding to people's questions in order to achieve acceptance of a project; it also stresses the significance of keeping communication open with affected sectors of the public from the very beginning of a project

Keywords

acceptance; EIR; landscape planning; public participation; time;

Published in

Environmental Practice
2005, Volume: 7, number: 1, pages: 44-53 Publisher: National Associaltion of Environmental Proffesionals

      SLU Authors

    • Hylmö, Kajsa

      • Department of Landscape Planning Alnarp, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Landscape Architecture
    Economics and Business
    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/6626