Special Issue "European Landscapes and Quality of Life"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: collective action; food; livestock; territorial development; processual analysis
Interests: social and cultural geography; critical theory; participation; action research; heritage; food sovereignty
Interests: landscape; agrarian systems; livestock; GIS
The 28th session of the PECSRL biennial international conference—European landscapes and quality of life—took place in Clermont-Ferrand and Mende in September 2018. To underline this event, Land is publishing a Special Issue on the general themes encompassed by the conference, namely: the interactions between the landscapes, and quality of life—in the broadest sense—including a healthy environment, and diversified and accessible social relations in connection with cultural dimensions. Landscape constitutes a key element, because it is the visible result of human practices, but it is also a vector of the cultural and social values that contribute to creating or reinforcing a local identity.
This Special Issue is especially interested in exploring the following themes:
- Methodologies for the analysis and management of landscapes and natural resources
- Traditional landscapes—heritage—activities and practices for the construction of such landscapes
- Diversity of European policies around quality of life, landscapes, and food
- Health and quality of life related to landscapes
More widely, contributions from all domains of relations between landscapes and territorial development, with a geographical, economic, social, or historical background, can also be proposed, including, for instance, localities and identities, ownership and control, landscapes for recreation and lifestyle, landscapes of food, tourism, and gastronomy. Contributions can be made by geographers, landscape architects, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, ecologists, rural planners, landscape managers, and other scholars interested in European landscapes.Dr. Marie Houdart
Dr. Pierre-Mathieu Le Bel
Prof. Yves Michelin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- quality of life
- natural resources management