SUBJECTIVITY AND OBJECTIVITY IN LANDSCAPE EVALUATION

Complex functional form makes it difficult to establish the universality of relationships between trip distributions and landscape features such as pylons. Subjective judgement of aesthetic quality can be made more rigorous by relating it to holiday expenditure and the preference for general quality, as revealed by trip distributions. Ascribed values should be discounted according to factors more directly relevant than investment rate of return. Familiarity and uniqueness of landscapes obstruct substitution for despoiled ones, and introduce values not revealed by trip-distribution analysis. Research might reach a more effective compromise from a subjective than from an objective starting point.(a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pion Limited

    207 Brondesburg Park
    London NW2 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • PRICE, C
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM