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The Role of Anthropogenic Landforms in Sustainable Landscape Management

Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic
Department of Geology and Pedology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, 61300 Brno, Czech Republic
Department of Development and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, 77146 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4331;
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 18 July 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 10 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Landscape Management and Planning)
Anthropogenic landforms are attractive landscape structures. They are linked to the cultural elements of the landscape and they also support biodiversity on the landscape level. Concerning their position within heritage concepts, anthropogenic landforms can be seen as a bridge between natural and cultural heritages. This paper is focused on the relevance of anthropogenic landforms to landscape management and planning. The study is based on the concept of geomorphosites, which can be applied within sustainable management and the conservation of geomorphological heritage. The case study was applied in the urban area of Brno (Czech Republic). The results of the study indicated the importance of anthropogenic landforms for urban landscape conservation and sustainable tourism development. The assessment of landforms in the study area enabled to establish a set of recommendations for the sustainable management of anthropogenic landforms in Brno. This study suggested the assessment of anthropogenic landforms as a support tool for sustainable landscape management in urban areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: assessment; geomorphosites; sustainable tourism; conservation; Brno; Czech Republic assessment; geomorphosites; sustainable tourism; conservation; Brno; Czech Republic
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Kubalikova, L.; Kirchner, K.; Kuda, F.; Machar, I. The Role of Anthropogenic Landforms in Sustainable Landscape Management. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4331.

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