This paper conducts an empirical case study in the low-lying coastal areas of northwest Germany. During a collaborative landscape planning process, four different ecosystem-based land management scenarios were co-designed by regional experts and researchers. The participatory and iterative process included:
– the development of scenario narratives to define planning goals
– the use of land use elements and their relations to ecosystem services as planning entities in terms of indicators
– the art-based illustrations of the different scenarios
– and an evaluation and monitoring of the outcomes.
As an important result of the collaborative landscape planning process, essential elements of the actor-based scenario were implemented in the regional spatial plan of the county (RROP)
The scenarios were made in: 2016
The scenarios look out to: 2050