Landscape information modeling with the approach of controlling urban metabolism

Document Type : Original Article


Department of landscape architecture, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Regarding the importance of the landscape as part of the nature and a dynamic and complex ecosystem, urban metabolism has been used in this research as a tool to evaluate and control ecosystem services. Firstly, the indicators of the urban landscape and metabolism were reviewed in the authentic books and articles and then the factors affecting the control of metabolism in the urban landscape were explained. Moreover, since landscape has a multifaceted approach, that required multidimensional planning and management; in order to create a conceptual model that fully would express the relationship between urban landscape metabolism and landscape information modeling, we needed to use a management strategy. In order to meet this challenge, Thompson and Martin management strategy models were used because both aspects of landscape information modeling and urban metabolism control on sustainability path were examined simultaneously in this method; and finally, public preference was measured in order to achieve sustainability and establish a perfect balance at the end of the process.


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