Pan-European landscapes

Meeus, J.H.A., 1995, Pan-European landscapes, in: Landscape and Urban Planning, 31,

  • Author : Meeus, J.H.A.
  • Year : 1995
  • Journal/Series : Landscape and Urban Planning
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 31
  • Pages : 57-79
  • Abstract in English : As a supplement to the western European typology from Landscape and Urban Planning 18 (3-4): 289-352, a survey is made of the landscapes of northern and eastern Europe. Thirty landscapes are identified on a continental scale. The purpose of this article is to put forward a typology of major European landscapes. The typology proposed is an attempt to generalise the characteristics of landscapes and to formulate a basis framework for assessing how natural and anthropogenic factors affect the development of the environment. It is a typology designed to give insight into the interrelations between the cultural and natural heritage of the whole continent. More importantly, however, the typology will become an instrument to develop international priorities for action in European context that may serve as guide to the sustainable development of natural resources.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: landscape, typology, Europe. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.