A spatial decision support system for multifunctional landscape assessment: a transformative resilience perspective for vulnerable inland areas

Maria Cerreta, Simona Panaro, Giuliano Poli

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Abstract

The concept of transformative resilience has emerged from the recent literature and represents a way to interpret the potential opportunities for change in vulnerable territories, where a socioeconomic change is required. This article extends the perspective of transformative resilience to an assessment of the landscape multifunctionality of inland areas, exploring the potential of identifying a network of synergies among the different municipalities that is able to trigger a process of territorial resilience. A spatial decision support system (SDSS) for multifunctionality landscape assessment aims to help local actors understand local resources and multifunctional values of the Partenio Regional Park (PRP) and surrounding municipalities, in the South of Italy, stimulating their cooperation in the management of environmental and cultural sites and the codesign of new strategies of enhancement. The elaboration of spatial indicators according to Landscape Services classification and the interaction between the “Analytic Network Process” (ANP) method, spatial weighted overly and geographic information system (GIS) support the identification of a preferable scenario able to activate a transformative resilience strategy in selected vulnerable inland areas, which can be scaled up in other similar contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2748
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • spatial landscape patterns
  • spatial composite indicators
  • landscape functions
  • landscape resilience
  • ANP method
  • geographic information system (GIS)

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