Classification Model of Urban Riverside Landscape Using the Oder River as an Example
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Institute of Landscape Architecture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław, Poland
Iwona D. Orzechowska-Szajda   

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture
Submission date: 2018-10-25
Acceptance date: 2019-01-13
Online publication date: 2019-08-02
Publication date: 2019-10-23
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(1):205–215
This study aims to present the classification model of urban riverside landscapes. The subject of the research is the riverside landscape of Wroclaw, Poland, as seen from the level of the Oder River. The assessment was made with the use of the statistical method – the analysis of discriminant functions. The assessment was conducted on the basis of a detailed analysis of the linear film picture. In order to build the model on the passage of 70 km, eight parameters, in 354 points every 200 m, were assessed. The statistical method was used for modeling. The developed model, based on the 8 parameters, allows for classifying landscapes into the 5 classes of landscape value on the grounds of the classification values for cases. The efficiency of the developed model is estimated to be on the level of 77%. The built model can constitute an objective tool of landscape classification that supports making planning decisions. The application of the model in spatial planning would be allowed to include aesthetic and landscape aspects in the process of developing riverside areas of a city.