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Land-use evaluation for sustainable construction in a protected area: A case of Sara mountain national park
- Ristić, Vladica, Maksin, Marija, Nenković-Riznić, Marina, Basarić, Jelena
- Journal of environmental management 2018 v.206 pp. 430-445
- case studies, computer software, conservation areas, geographic information systems, land use, models, multi-criteria decision making, national parks, sustainable development, urban planning, Kosovo
- The process of making decisions on sustainable development and construction begins in spatial and urban planning when defining the suitability of using land for sustainable construction in a protected area (PA) and its immediate and regional surroundings. The aim of this research is to propose and assess a model for evaluating land-use suitability for sustainable construction in a PA and its surroundings. The methodological approach of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis was used in the formation of this model and adapted for the research; it was combined with the adapted Analytical hierarchy process and the Delphi process, and supported by a geographical information system (GIS) within the framework of ESRI ArcGIS software – Spatial analyst. The model is applied to the case study of Sara mountain National Park in Kosovo. The result of the model is a “map of integrated assessment of land-use suitability for sustainable construction in a PA for the natural factor”.