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Record number 537964
Title European landscapes in transition : Implications for policy and practice
Author(s) Pinto-Correia, Teresa; Primdahl, Jørgen; Pedroli, Bas
Source Cambridge : Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology ) - ISBN 9781107070691 - 286 p.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107707566
Department(s) PE&RC
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Alterra - Spatial knowledge systems
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2018
Abstract European rural landscapes as we experience them today are the result of ongoing processes and interactions between nature and society. These are changing fast: the future landscapes will be different from those we know currently. Written for academics, policy-makers and practitioners, this book is the first to explore the complex histories of rural landscapes in Europe as a basis for their sound governance in future. Tensions between the needs of agricultural spaces driven by economic incentives and a variety of non-agricultural functions are explored to demonstrate current challenges and the shortfalls in the policies that address them. Using inspiring case studies that highlight the roles of regional agents and communities, the authors go further than the usual analyses to illustrate the importance of local context. Written by experts currently working to revitalise the rural landscapes of Europe, the text concludes with suggestions for improving landscape policy and planning practice.
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