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Sustainability 2017, 9(5), 729;

Using Analytic Hierarchy Process to Examine the Success Factors of Autonomous Landscape Development in Rural Communities

Department of Leisure and Recreation, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
Department of Spatial Design, Chienkuo Technology University, Changhua 500, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Received: 15 March 2017 / Revised: 28 April 2017 / Accepted: 28 April 2017 / Published: 2 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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The absence of comprehensive plans has resulted in disordered rural development and construction and a mix of new and old buildings in rural communities. Disorganized and blighted spaces have become rural landscape obstacles. After the Rural Rejuvenation Act was passed, rural construction has been guided with plans, and the government expects to enhance surroundings and expand policies through autonomous community development to create a good rural landscape. Through a literature review, this study aims to establish key success factors in autonomous landscape development of rural communities, covering 8 criteria and 28 sub-criteria. A questionnaire survey was conducted among national rural communities, experts, and scholars. The analytic hierarchy process reveals that manpower input has the highest importance, thereby indicating that the improvement of autonomous community development would double with the guidance of community cadres and the participation of artists and experts. View Full-Text
Keywords: rural aesthetics; autonomous development; analytic hierarchy process rural aesthetics; autonomous development; analytic hierarchy process

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