Special Issue "New Methodological and Theoretical Approaches to Spatial Analysis in Landscape Dynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 1672
Interests: social constructivist landscape research; social acceptance of landscape change; urban–landscape hybridity; industrial heritage and change; energy transition
Interests: transdisciplinary landscape research; landscape architecture theory; planning ethics; landscape morality, ethics and aesthetics; landscape conflicts
Landscapes, as with other phenomena of the world, are subject to constant change. In the course of increasing digitization processes, this change no longer extends only within the analog world but increasingly also takes place in the virtual world (VR). The ubiquity of change therefore refers to two things: on the one hand, the physical foundations of what can be understood by landscapes, on the other hand, the different ways of seeing and interpreting landscapes, which are strongly tied back to historical, social and individual contexts. The study of this change, which takes place in the field of tension between these two dimensions, has produced a variety of possible perspectives on landscapes (multiperspectivity) in the course of the study of 'landscape', especially in the last 200 years or so, such as different approaches from the most diverse disciplines, such as planning, geography and social as well as cultural sciences, which are constantly evolving.
Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to reflect this diversity and to gain new perspectives, i.e., new methodological and theoretical approaches, on changes in the physical as well as virtual foundations of landscapes and changing ways of perceiving, interpreting and evaluating what can be socially understood as a 'landscape'.
In this Special Issue original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Landscape changes in the context of multiple processes of transformation in modern societies (for example, renewable energy, climate policy and sustainability).
- Landscape changes in the context of natural processes and dynamics; for example, due to climate change and attempts to counteract these changes (i.e., research on heat-resistant plants, climate engineering, etc.).
- Proposals for innovative methodological approaches to the scientific investigation of landscape dynamics, for example, using new technical approaches such as VR/AR.
- Possibilities for the investigation of media–geographic approaches to changing landscapes.
- Proposals of new complementary theoretical perspectives for the study of landscape change.
I/We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Corinna Jenal
Dr. Karsten Berr
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- theoretical approaches
- methodological approaches
- analog and virtual worlds
- physical foundations of landscapes
- perception, interpretation and evaluation of landscapes