People have tastes in landscapes. This paper provides examples of different groups with lanscape tastes. It discusses, for instance, the Javanese preference for symmetry vis-à-vis the dayaks appreciation of wildness, the ecologists enjoyment of natural chaos compared to the plantation specialists preference for tidy rows. Such tastes—-under-recognized and under-acknowledged as they are, actually have important roles in many debates that rage and decisions that are made about land use.
Topic: landscape,land use,taste,decision making
Publication Year: 2003
Source: Impulse Journal : 24-25