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THINKING BIG

1. ALBERTA'S SOUTH
SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL PLAN
LE PLAN RÉGIONAL DE LA SASKATCHEWAN SUD
EN_THE SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN
REGIONAL PLAN is the second of seven
ongoing regional plans under development
for Alberta's Land-Use Framework. The
83,764 km2 region, which encompasses
the portion of the watershed of the South
Saskatchewan River falling in Alberta, is
roughly the size of Austria. This region
contains many urban centres as well as
thousands of rural households, farms and
ranches. The land is highly valued for its oil
and gas reserves, high quality agricultural
soils and extensive rangelands, as well as
its recreational and tourism landscapes.
Its biodiversity is relatively high, and the
region provides important habitats for
several species at risk, but its limited
water resources are in heavy demand.
The planning work for this vast region
illustrates how new tools are changing
the design process. O2 adopted a spatially
explicit, multiple objective optimization
model (MARXAN with Zones) to generate
land-use solutions that met the cultural,
economic and conservation objectives
specified by the stakeholders, while at
the same time, reducing the opportunity
costs to other sectors. The complexity
of the analysis and the resultant design
scenarios would not have been possible
without advanced modelling technology.
The work supported trade-off analysis
of the complex use and distribution of
valued landscape features, and aided
in the development of the regional
plan in the face of widely varying
stakeholder objectives. 
1 MULTIPLE VALUED LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS
WERE CONSIDERED USING SPATIALLY EXPLICIT,
MULTIPLE OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION MODELLING |
1 ON A EU RECOURS À UN MODÈLE D'OPTIMISATION
MULTI-OBJECTIFS SPATIALEMENT EXPLICITE ET À UNE
TECHNOLOGIE DE MODÉLISATION POUR TENIR COMPTE
DE PLUSIEURS ÉLÉMENTS DE PAYSAGE IMPORTANTS

34 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES

FR_LE PLAN RÉGIONAL DE LA SASKATCHEWAN SUD est le deuxième des sept plans
régionaux en cours selon l'Alberta's Land-Use Framework. Cette région de 83 764 km2,
qui englobe la portion albertaine du bassin versant de la rivière Saskatchewan Sud, est
à peu près de la taille de l'Autriche. Elle comporte plusieurs centres urbains ainsi que des
milliers de ménages ruraux, de fermes et de ranchs. Cette zone est précieuse en raison de
ses réserves pétrolières et gazières, de ses sols agricoles de grande qualité, de ses vastes
pâturages et de ses paysages récréatifs et touristiques. Sa biodiversité est relativement
élevée et la région fournit des habitats importants pour plusieurs espèces en péril, mais
ses ressources hydriques sont en forte demande.
Les travaux de planification de cette vaste région illustrent comment de nouveaux
outils modifient le processus de conception. O2 a adopté un modèle d'optimisation
multi-objectifs spatialement explicite (MARXAN avec Zones) afin de générer des
solutions d'utilisation des terres répondant aux objectifs des parties prenantes en matière
de culture, d'économie et de conservation, tout en réduisant les coûts de renonciation
pour d'autres secteurs. Il aurait été impossible d'atteindre un tel niveau de complexité -
tant dans l'analyse que dans les scénarios de design qui ont émergé de la démarche - sans
avoir eu recours à une technologie de modélisation avancée. L'utilisation et la répartition
des caractéristiques paysagères étaient également complexes. Les travaux ont donc
intégré une analyse de compromis, et facilité le développement d'un plan régional qui
tient compte des objectifs très variés des différentes parties prenantes.

Land-Use Feature Surface Overlay
Conservation Features

Energy / Industrial Features

Urban Development Features

Agricultural Features
Forestry Features
Recreation / Tourism Features
Planning Unit Surface

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2017

TO BEGIN WITH
OUR WRITERS
UPFRONT
ESSAYS
Design at the Broad Scale
WHAT HAPPENS HERE DOES AFFECT THERE
SPONGE CITIES
THE REMARKABLE PROMISE OF THE DON RIVER VALLEY
PAYSAGES RURAUX
EDMONTON: ROOM TO BREATHE
THE (R)EVOLUTIONARY ROUGE
WHERE SCENERY MANAGEMENT IS THE LAW
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
CONVERSATION
CRITIQUE
VISUALIZATION | RESEARCH
@LANDTECANADA
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Landscapes - Spring 2017 - THE REMARKABLE PROMISE OF THE DON RIVER VALLEY
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Landscapes - Spring 2017 - EDMONTON: ROOM TO BREATHE
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Landscapes - Spring 2017 - CRITIQUE
Landscapes - Spring 2017 - WHERE SCENERY MANAGEMENT IS THE LAW
Landscapes - Spring 2017 - SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
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Landscapes - Spring 2017 - VISUALIZATION | RESEARCH
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