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Sustainable Development of Multifunctional Landscapes

Sustainable Development of Multifunctional Landscapes Author Katharina Helming
ISBN-10 9783662052402
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 288
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New demands on landscapes and natural resources call for multifunctional approaches to land development. Tools are required to identify the effects of land management on landscape sustainability and to support the decision-making process on the multipurpose utilisation of landscape resources. Scientists from across Europe installed the "Landscape Tomorrow" network to be prepared for new challenges in research to sustainable land development in an international perspective. This publication analyses general principles of landscape multifunctionality, develops methods to assess the sustainability of agricultural and forestry land management and identifies strategies of sustainable land management. Moreover, it contributes to the scientific basis for future land development strategies and helps support land use decision-making on the political, planning and management level.



Ecosystems and Sustainable Development VI

Ecosystems and Sustainable Development VI Author Enzo Tiezzi
ISBN-10 9781845640880
Release 2007-01
Pages 567
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Containing papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, this book presents research related to different aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, including physical sciences and modelling. A wide list of topics include: Thermodynamics and Ecology; Sustainability indicators; Mathematical and system modelling; Biodiversity; Sustainability development studies; Conservation and Management of Ecological Areas; Socio-Economic Factors; Energy Conservation and Generation; Environmental and Ecological Policies; Environmental Management; Environmental Risk; Natural Resources Management; Recovery of Damaged Areas; Biological Aspects; Complexity; Remote Sensing; Landscapes and Forestation Issues; Soil and agricultural issues; Water Resources; Sustainable Waste Management; Air pollution and its Effects on Ecosystems.



Innovations in European Rural Landscapes

Innovations in European Rural Landscapes Author Hubert Wiggering
ISBN-10 3642041728
Release 2010-01-08
Pages 162
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Rural regions in Europe are evolving under powerful boundary conditions such as globalisation, socio-cultural transformations and climate change, which in turn increases natural hazards. The regional land use and the evolvement of landscapes is increasingly shaped trends and drivers like infrastructural, energy or housing needs, globalised agricultural markets, and consumption habits. To face these challenges and to balance competitiveness with social cohesion, the "InnoLand research and development network" induces and accompanies promising land use innovations at the landscape scale in 10 European rural regions. Based on a common conceptual approach among the InnoLand partners, the development and implementation of new competitive strategies is conducted as a science-practice dialogue with strong commitment to the regional policy design for rural development. With this book, the network partners provide an overview and a comparative analysis of selected experimental regional approaches and give examples for the successful tackling of future opportunities and threats.



Landscape Analysis and Planning

Landscape Analysis and Planning Author M. Luc
ISBN-10 9783319135274
Release 2015-03-20
Pages 295
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This book presents recent advances in landscape analysis and landscape planning based on selected studies conducted in different parts of Europe. Included are methodological problems and case studies presented and discussed during scientific sessions organized by the Commission of Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning of the International Geographical Union (IGU) within the framework of the IGU Regional Conference in Kraków, Poland, August 18-22, 2014. The subject of landscape analysis and landscape planning has been of interest to geographers since the beginning of the twentieth century. This relatively new area of study, which focuses on the landscape resource patches and spatial interconnections, was first introduced as landscape ecology (Landschaftsoekologie) by Carl Troll, one of the twentieth century’s most influential physical geographers. Today, landscape studies involve adopting a holistic view of geographic environments and are closely connected to rapidly developing ecosystem, sustainable landscape and ecosystem services approaches. Modern techniques employing Geographical Information Systems are used to support spatial landscape analyses.



Landscape Balance and Landscape Assessment

Landscape Balance and Landscape Assessment Author Rudolf Krönert
ISBN-10 9783662045329
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 304
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The book's aim is to present recommendations for sustainable land use and management. The authors follow a hierarchical approach that is inherent in landscape structures and processes as well as in planning practice. During the last decades, landscape ecology has developed tremendously. Future research tendencies are also covered. All methodological approaches are explained with examples from different regions.



Food Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development

Food Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development Author Dana Linat Shapiro
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924097792109
Release 2006
Pages 190
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Food Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Food Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Food Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development book for free.



Multifunctional Land Use

Multifunctional Land Use Author Ülo Mander
ISBN-10 9783540367635
Release 2007-05-11
Pages 422
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This book is a major contribution to the debate on future land development strategies, as well as helping to supporting land use decision making at all levels. Scientists from across Europe installed the Landscape Tomorrow network to prepare for upcoming challenges in research on sustainable land development. The book’s interdisciplinary perspective analyses, among other things, the general principles of land use multifunctionality and reports on a variety of success stories.



Multifunctional Landscapes

Multifunctional Landscapes Author Jesper Brandt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058711725
Release 2003
Pages 276
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Encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and emphasizing practical applications these books contain papers originally presented at the conference on this topic held in Roskilde, Denmark in 2000. These have since been peer-reviewed and revised for publication. Volume I presents a new framework for understanding and interpreting landscapes and their functions and values in space and time.



Landscapes Identities and Development

Landscapes  Identities  and Development Author Zoran Roca
ISBN-10 1409405540
Release 2011
Pages 485
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International in scope and with a broad interdisciplinary relevance, this is a cutting-edge survey of current conceptual and methodological research and planning issues in the area of the landscape-heritage-development interface. The contributors are scholars from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds, experienced in fundamental and applied research, planning and policy design.



Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests

Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests Author Richard Smithers
ISBN-10 095471301X
Release 2004
Pages 374
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Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Landscape Ecology of Trees and Forests book for free.



Multifunctional Landscapes Monitoring diversity and management

Multifunctional Landscapes  Monitoring  diversity and management Author Jesper Brandt
ISBN-10 1853129348
Release 2003
Pages 312
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Encouraging interdisciplinary discussions and emphasizing practical applications these books contain papers originally presented at the conference on this topic held in Roskilde, Denmark in 2000. These have since been peer-reviewed and revised for publication. Volume II focuses on monitoring multifunctional landscapes, biodiversity versus landscape diversity in multifunctional landscapes, and complexity of landscape management.



Knowledge in Action

Knowledge in Action Author Annemarie van Paassen
ISBN-10 9789086867240
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 319
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Wageningen Univerisity and Research Centre is known for its practical and societally relevant research in spatial development. Stakeholders currently put much emphasis on participatory processes in landscape planning procedures. This poses a special challenge for research. What role does research play in our present world characterised by complexity, competing claims and development needs, and an increased concern for climate change and environmental impact? In the book 'Knowledge in Action' we explore different types of transdisciplinary research that scientists engage in. Depending on the societal context and the interests of local citizens, researchers apply different research approaches to optimally incorporate the various points of view in their research and promote processes enhancing dialogue and shared results. In the book authors present their research experiences: their theoretical inspiration, the research methodology applied to consult, share and collaborate with societal actors in order to create options for change. The book includes several striking examples from The Netherlands (both successful and less effective), and also innovative examples from communities in Africa and Asia. The authors reflect on opportunities, problems and dilemma's they had to deal with. They especially address how far the role and theoretical perspectives of collaborative researchers can lead them in action research. Can they limit themselves to joint knowledge production and learning processes or should they engage in strategic positioning, advocacy and entrepreneurship to make it happen? The book discusses the issues that researchers should consider when they position their research activities within ongoing developments at landscape level. Read the book and judge for yourself.



Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture

Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture Author Bojie Fu
ISBN-10 9789400765306
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 368
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Climate change and the pressures of escalating human demands on the environment have had increasing impacts on landscapes across the world. In this book, world-class scholars discuss current and pressing issues regarding the landscape, landscape ecology, social and economic development, and adaptive management. Topics include the interaction between landscapes and ecological processes, landscape modeling, the application of landscape ecology in understanding cultural landscapes, biodiversity, climate change, landscape services, landscape planning, and adaptive management to provide a comprehensive view that allows readers to form their own opinions. Professor Bojie Fu is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chair of scientific committee at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Professor K. Bruce Jones is the Executive Director for Earth and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.



Landscape Amenities

Landscape Amenities Author Isabel Vanslembrouck
ISBN-10 9781402031724
Release 2006-01-17
Pages 202
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This book maps points of common understanding and cooperation in the interpretation of landscapes. These interfaces appear between cultures, between natural and human sciences, lay people and experts, time and space, preservation and use, ecology and semiosis. The book compares how different cultures interpret landscapes, examines how cultural values are assessed, explores new tools for assessment, traces the discussion about landscape authenticity, and finally draws perspectives for further research.



Climate Smart Landscapes Multifunctionality in Practice

Climate Smart Landscapes  Multifunctionality in Practice Author Peter A. Minang
ISBN-10 9789290593751
Release 2014-11-30
Pages 444
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Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice is about a 'landscape approach' to achieving multiple climate, social, development and environmental objectives. It builds on climate-smart landscapes as a growing platform and pathway towards achieving multi functionality. This book in 27 chapters draws strongly from practices, methods, examples and considerations for applying landscape approaches to achieve multifunctional outcomes and in particular, address the complex challenge of climate change. http://asb.cgiar.org/sites/default/files/count/click.php?id=2



Planning at the Landscape Scale

Planning at the Landscape Scale Author Paul Selman
ISBN-10 9781134265909
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 224
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Traditionally, landscape planning has involved the designation and protection of exceptional countryside. However, whilst this still remains important, there is a growing recognition of the multi-functionality of rural areas, and the need to encourage sustainable use of the whole countryside rather than just its ‘hotspots’. With an inter-disciplinary assessment of the rural environment, this book draws on theories of landscape values, people-place relationships, sustainable development, and plan implementation. It focuses on the competing influences of globalization and localization, seeing the role of planning as the reconciliation of these conflicting demands, reinforcing character and distinctiveness without museum-izing rural areas. Taking a ‘landscape scale’ approach to the topic, this book responds to the interest sparked by concern for rural landscapes and by recent local and national policy shifts in this area.



Ecosystems and sustainable development III

Ecosystems and sustainable development III Author Y. Villacampa Esteve
ISBN-10 1853128716
Release 2001
Pages 824
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Contains edited versions of papers presented at the third international conference on this topic. Over 75 contributions highlighting recent work on different aspects of the engineering, modelling and theory of ecosystems are included.