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WP8: The human factor at work in the landscape

16 November 2016/by Geneviève Girod/Tags: stakeholder engagement, landscape values, landscape management, landscape resilience, landscape assessment, Cultural Landscape Days

WP8: The human factor at work in the landscape

Landscape is about people. "Landscape", according to the European Landscape Convention “means an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors”.

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What 'should' the future landscape of Devon be like?

23 August 2016/by Brian Shaw and Koen Tieskens/Tags: stakeholder engagement, local scale workhop

What 'should' the future landscape of Devon be like?

One of the advantages of being on the HERCULES team is that next to analyzing and discussing landscapes one gets the chance of experiencing a diversity of cultural landscapes in person. A small HERCULES team left the assembly meeting in Lesvos amidst the olive groves of Gera, to take a direct plane to South West Devon, probably one of the most beautiful HERCULES case study sites. We, however, were not there to merely enjoy the fantastic views over the rolling hills of Devon, Dartmoor National Park and the abundance of traditional hedgerows. We were to find out what the future of this landscape could be like. As it often is with valuable cultural heritage, it may take centuries to grow, but can be greatly altered in just a few decades. How does the landscape of Devon cope with the imperative of scale enlargement, the influx of amenity migrants from more urbanized areas, and the possible BREXIT? (editor: the workshop took place before the UK referendum)

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Lesvos workshop: Validation of an agent-based landscape change model

7 June 2016/by Cecilia Zagaria/Tags: agent-based landscape change model, stakeholder engagement, dialogue

Lesvos workshop: Validation of an agent-based landscape change model

On April 21st, during the last Consortium Assembly, a workshop was organized with local stakeholders in Pappados, a village overlooking the Eastern Bay of Gera in the island of Lesvos, Greece. This was the third workshop on the Case Study island and aimed to present and discuss the findings of local project work undertaken throughout the previous summer while also hoping to validate an agent-based landscape change model. Maps depicting alternative landscape futures for the region and assumptions of the model were discussed and debated with locals, primarily farmers, in a lively event that lasted well over its scheduled meeting time.

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Citizen science tools for engaging local stakeholders in landscape stewardship

19 May 2015/by Cathy Conrad/Tags: local stakeholder engagement, citizens, landscape stewardship

Citizen science tools for engaging local stakeholders in landscape stewardship

Citizen science has played an increasingly important role in recent decades as the top-down approach to natural resource management has been rejected due to its social, environmental, and economical unsustainability. An alternative approach to top-down management that recognizes community stewards and citizen science programs as valuable partners in management and regulatory decision-making is recommended in the literature as a best practice in resource management, and the significance of its emerging role highlighted. This shift is reflected globally through policy initiatives of the United Nations such as Agenda 21 or the Aarhus Convention, which emphasized that the environmental challenges faced by societies worldwide cannot be dealt with by public authorities alone.

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Building Partnerships for Landscape Stewardship

21 April 2015/by Sara J. Scherr, Louise E. Buck/Tags: landscape stewardship, stakeholder engagement

Building Partnerships for Landscape Stewardship

A defining feature of integrated landscape management is long-term multi-stakeholder partnership among different groups of land managers and resource users. Agreeing on and sustaining good landscape stewardship at scale builds on effective partnerships at multiple levels. These ideas are not new, and thousands of landscape initiatives are underway today around the world based on multi-stakeholder partnership models. Methods and tools have been developed to support partners who come from very different perspectives to collaboratively assess their landscapes, negotiate priority objectives, design strategies and interventions, sustain partnership processes and monitor for adaptive management. Policymakers at national and international levels are beginning to recognize the value of landscape partnerships, with their focus on local development, social, environmental and cultural priorities, for shaping high-level strategies to achieve national goals and ensure we live within planetary ecosystem boundaries.

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