I would like to draw your attention to a paper hot off the press that I am currently reading:
Original Research Article
Landscape and Urban Planning, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 3 February 2011
Christopher J. Pettit, Christopher M. Raymond, Brett A. Bryan, Hayden Lewis
► Results from our end user evaluation suggest that visualisation tools have an important role in raising knowledge and awareness of future landscape scenarios. ► Landscape visualisation is valuable as an environmental planning and investment tool in terms of guiding priority investment and encouraging a more strategic rather than reactive approach. ► Landscape visualisation needs to be further embedded into the decision-making process to quantify its impact to environmental planning. ► Future landscape modelling and visualisation projects need to consider resourcing a dedicated community engagement capability.