The planning of road structures must take into account both structural and aesthetic design. Road planners and designers must keep in mind aesthetic design in the planning stages. In Japan, various design techniques have been established, and many design guidelines and manuals have been compiled. However, most design techniques are derived from empirical knowledge, and their explanations are often subjective. In this paper, the authors describe the development of a decision support system in landscape planning to simplify complicated processes and avoid fuzziness in decisionmaking. A large amount of empirical knowledge was collected and contributed to the creation of a database for use in developing design techniques. The main system supports designers and allows planners to select suitable design techniques considering environmental conditions and design policy based on a knowledge-based system. The introduction of 3 concepts (visual importance, visual suitability, and 4 types of design consistency) allows for the solution of certain design problems.

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    Blackwell Publishing

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  • Authors:
    • Fukahori, K
    • Kubota, Y
  • Publication Date: 2000-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00797595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2000 12:00AM