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Geomorphic Assessment Of Terrestrial Resources

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Building of scientific basis for harmonious exploitation and spatial organization of the economy  (land use) is one of the key issues of present-day geography. The study of land resources includes consideration of the relations between economic  development, profitability and potential opportunities for further development of the territory, possibility of disturbed lands recovery and returning to the economic turnover, and preservation – all of those things which are necessary for human life worth living. Identification and analysis of land use types and forms is a necessary step of any economic-and-geographic  study of a certain territory on the basis of statistical data and field survey. The creation of optimal land use schemes, taking into account  the assessment of the conditions  for certain types of management placement in given  territory, has practical  importance.

This paper presents  the logical  model of the area natural conditions  influence  on the evolution of urban land, shows the ways of creating the model of comfortable environment, where  all types of the place attractiveness – ecological, social and economic – should be balanced.

A constructive   formula  for the geomorphic  assessment  of territorial resources  includes the synthesis of benefit and profit. That is an engineering and ecologic-and-geomorphic assessment of lands in terms of the convenience for some sort of economic activity, taking into account the ecologic-and-geomorphic restrictions, as well as the economic evaluation of the engineering site preparation, taking into account  the availability of recreational and specially protected  areas,  as well as environmental  insurance  against adverse processes and phenomena – maintaining of favorable living conditions.

About the Authors

Emma A. Likhacheva
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Department of Geomorphology, Institute of Geography.


Larisa A. Nekrasova
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Department of Geomorphology, Institute of Geography.


Mariya E. Kladovschikova
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Department of Geomorphology, Institute of Geography.



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Likhacheva E.A., Nekrasova L.A., Kladovschikova M.E. Geomorphic Assessment Of Terrestrial Resources. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2019;12(2):78-86.

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