Land Use-Based Landscape Planning and Restoration in Mine Closure Areas

Zhang, J., M. Fu, F.P. Hassani, H. Zeng, Y. Geng and Z. Bai

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This paper analyzes the periodic impact of mining activities on landscapes and then proposes planning concepts and principles. According to the landscape characteristics in mine closure areas, this paper classifies available landscape resources in mine closure areas into the landscape for restoration, for limited restoration and for protection, and then summarizes directions for their uses. This paper establishes the framework of spatial control planning and design of landscape elements from ‘‘macro control, medium allocation and micro optimization’’ for the purpose of managing and using this kind of special landscape resources. Finally, this paper applies the theories and methods to a case study in Wu’an from two aspects: the construction of a sustainable land-use pattern on a large scale and the optimized allocation of typical mine landscape resources on a small scale.

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Environmental Management