LANDSCAPE THEORY APPLIED TO THE CHOICE OF AREAS FOR LANDFILLS

<p></p><p>ABSTRACT This paper aims to create a proposal for methodological adaptation of planning, which subsides to a new model of analysis and choice of locations with geoecological potential for installing landfills in the city of Anhumas in the Western Plateau of São Paulo State. Hence, we used Landscape Theory, based on the systemic approach. The importance of this proposal lies in the fact that Anhumas is part of one of the areas most impacted by effluent percolation on porous soils in São Paulo State, showing high levels of environmental fragility in the face of porous soils from the sandstone rocks that make up this region. However, there are no studies that incorporate natural systems to anthropic systems in planning the choice of areas for solid waste landfills. For this purpose, we adopted the methodology for the study and planning of the landscape highlighting the functional diagnostics, weaknesses and intrinsic potential.</p><p></p>