New approaches to forest planning are needed to support the transition of European forests to sustainable management. The aim of this study is to review forest planning systems already in place throughout Europe by exploring a set of case-study countries reflecting the main silvicultural schools of Western Europe, including Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal, and Slovenia.A literature review and case-study data were used to assess the scale factors(vertical logic) as well as the relationships between forest planning and otherenvironmental6 land-use planning sectors (horizontal logic). The influence of EUpolicy on the development of forest planning is also discussed. As assessed using the vertical logic, the multi-scale and multi-topic planning approaches adopted in the countries studied here are highly heterogeneous. The horizontal logic shows that despite the importance of an inter-sectoral and harmonic relational framework between forest planning and the planning efforts of other sectors such as landscape and urban planning, the various plans are barely consistent with each other across the European countries studied here. Although interest is growing in the multifunctionality of forests, their sustainable management calls for the development of better integrated planning approaches across Europe.
|Numero di pagine||28|
|Rivista||Journal of Environmental Planning and Management|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
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