CHeriScape IV

Madrid (Spain), 23rd – 25th of September 2015

Facing the Challenges of Global Change through Landscape 

The fourth CHeriScape conference looked outwards towards the major environmental and social changes currently seen to be operating at global level, and at how spatial planning and sustainable and economic development strategies can interact with these through the lens of landscape. We looked at how far-reaching an impact these global changes have on both landscape and heritage, but also at how landscape as heritage offers ways to address those challenges. The conference examined how demographic change, changing aspirations and identities, and lifestyle choices contribute to the global challenges, and therefore how (as the SPB on landscape, and both the Florence and Faro Conventions claim) they can offer answers to those challenges as well as calling for protection against them. The idea of landscape as heritage resonates with the need to give new life to cultural landscapes by finding them new functions and values, ideas central as well to the sustainability of heritage. Landscape as heritage becomes a solution.


Abstract Booklet

Briefing Notes


Session 1: Global Environmental Change

Keynote speaker: Poul Holm (IRL), Trinity College Dublin

Short presentations:

– Otto Brinkkemper (NED), Cultural Heritage Agency

– Victor Gutierrez Lopez (ESP), Biodiversity Foundation

– Ingrid Sarlov-Herlin (SWE), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Session 2: Landscapes under Tourist Pressure

Keynote speaker: Bas Pedroli (NED), Wageningen University

Short presentations:

– Aikaterini Gkoltsiou (GRE), University of Aegean

– Michal Pawleta (POL), Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań

– Isabel Loupe Ramos (POR), University of Lisbon

Session 3: Abandoned or old landscapes

Keynote Speaker: Pedro Prata (POR), Associação Transumância e Natureza

Short presentations:

– Brigitte Sabattini (FRA), University of Aix-Marseille

– Jozef Hernik (POL), University of Agriculture in Krakow

– Andrea Perino (GER), German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity, Leipzig


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