Handlıng landscape change

Antrop, M., 2005, Handlıng landscape change, in: ECLAS (D. Oguz), ‘Landscape change’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture Ankara University, Ankara

  • Author : Antrop, M.
  • Year : 2005
  • Published in Book : Landscape change
  • Pages : 3-14
  • Abstract in English : The important and fast changes of the landscape are perceived as a danger and thus the landscape is becoming increasingly popular in policy debates and scientific conferences. Important political responses since the 1990s are found in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the first assessment of the European environment and the European Landscape Convention. Landscape became an integrative concept in many disciplines, resulting in diverging approaches, shifting concepts and leading to a growing demand for a transdisciplinary approach. The contemporary landscape changes caused also concepts, such as holism, landscape character and identity. New ones were introduced as well: multifunctionality, time depth and landscape trajectories. New paradigms for planning and design emerged using landscape ecological concepts based on the continuous interaction between spatial structure and on sustainability. Factors and driving forces of change are related to different readings of and discourses about the landscape, which are important in the assessment of values. Many of these aspects need better integration to handle effectively the ongoing changes.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: landscape dynamics, change, landscape concepts, landscape planning.