To develop a better and more inclusive way of making land use decisions, the UK’s Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) and the Geospatial Commission are exploring how a more comprehensive Land Use Framework could work with a broad range of local stakeholders through regional pilot projects. Vizzuality is developing a prototype visualization tool to provide these stakeholders with a visual place from which to prompt conversations about land use challenges.
The prototype is aimed at providing local stakeholders with a visual place from which to prompt conversations about land use challenges and to widen their access to previously insularly held datasets. Supporting dialogue between individuals and organizations that govern, own, manage, and utilize land.
Aligning diverse interests.
England is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe with many competing land use interests clashing increasingly.
Dialogue and access.
Finding ways to manage competing land use demands is difficult, but the online viewer is designed to bring stakeholders together.
Testing ground for data visualization.
The pilot project provides information on what data and visualizations are useful for stakeholders and what kind of interface and design find useful and intuitive.
In the UK, social, cultural, environmental and economic dynamics are creating new challenges and exacerbating existing ones in land use management and decision-making.The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC) is working with the Geospatial Commission to develop a better and more inclusive way of making land use decisions and bring as many people, from many different sectors, together to change business as usual.
A pilot project in Cambridgeshire is exploring how a more comprehensive Land Use Framework (LUF) could benefit local leaders and citizens with input from a broad range of stakeholders across national, regional, and local levels.
Vizzuality is designing a prototype visualization tool to provide local stakeholders in the Cambridgeshire pilot project with a visual data viewer from which to prompt conversations about land use challenges and to widen their access to previously insularly held datasets. Our goal for the pilot project is to provide a clear and accessible service that serves as a visual center for information and decision scenario simulation for all stakeholders involved in land use decision-making, even those without expertise in data analysis.
Local policy planners have confirmed that mapping up-to-date and freely accessible high quality data, on nature sites, flood risk, water quality and information about agricultural land would help many different stakeholders make quicker and better informed decisions about land use. Creating a central platform will help align knowledge and resources, empowering more effective decision making on local land use.