Cultural Landscapes Preservation and Social–Ecological Sustainability

Edited by
December 2021
287 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2571-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2570-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Cultural Landscapes Preservation and Social–Ecological Sustainability that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Cultural landscapes are the result of social-ecological processes that have co-evolved throughout history, shaping high-value sustainable systems. The current processes of global change, such as agricultural intensification, rural abandonment, urban sprawl, and socio-economic dynamics, are threatening cultural landscapes worldwide. Whereas this loss is often unstoppable due to rapid and irreversible social-ecological changes, there are also examples where rationale protection measures can preserve cultural landscapes while promoting the sustainability of social-ecological systems. However, not all conservation policy-making processes consider the value of cultural landscapes, which makes their preservation even more difficult. Indeed, conservation policies focused on the wilderness paradigm are often counterproductive to conserving highly valuable cultural landscapes. The chapters in this book cover a wide spectrum of topics related to the preservation and sustainability of cultural landscapes, using different methodological approaches and involving regions from all over the world. This book can be useful for both researchers and professionals interested in using the socio-ecological framework in their scientific and applied work.

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sustainability; cultural landscape; Linpan; traditional settlement; spatial analysis; cultural landscape corridor planning; participation; conflicts; development preferences; alternative future assessments; scenario planning; agricultural heritage; cultural landscape; folk nomenclature; floristic composition; traditional knowledge; small-scale fisheries; sustainability; ICT4F; South Africa; value chains; Real Utopias; technology; co-design; urban heritage conservation; historic urban landscapes; urban planning and management; cultural heritage; Surat’s heritage; sustainable development; integrated environmental management; cultural landscapes; stakeholder participation; landscape planning; systems thinking; group modeling; participatory modeling; conservation; wilderness; wilderness discourse; Placetelling®; local heritage; islands; sustainable tourism; Cape Verde; Inuit; sustainability; decolonization; self-determination; community planning; urban rivers; urban planning; cultural landscape; natural landscape; waterfowl; riparian birds; historical landscape; cultural landscape; land use; landscape stability; sustainability; ecotourism; cultural heritage garden; tourists’ preference; sustainable development; Tokyo; view factor; campsites; landscape identity; architectural strategies; itinerant tourism; cultural heritage; Mediterranean tradition; inside and outside protected areas; intensity of change; IUCN’s Category V; landscape structure; management effectiveness; rurality loss; spatial heterogeneity; spatial-temporal patterns; n/a