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A compilation of selected items with the aim of highlighting studies, projects and initiatives related to the landscape, whether recent or not.

Green Infrastructure: an integrated approach to land use [pdf 1714 Kb]
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09/10/2014This document was published by the Landscape Institute and addresses green infrastructures, their planning, management and benefits.
Linee guida per l'analisi, la tutela e la valorizzazione degli aspetti scenico-percettivi del paesaggio [pdf 10554 Kb]
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28/07/2014Guide to the analysis, protection and enhancement of scenic and perceptual aspects of the landscape. Ministry of Goods and Cultural Activities and Tourism. Government of Italy. 2014
Landscape Observatories in Europe (I Quaderni di Careggi. Fifth issue) [pdf 2772 Kb]
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25/03/2014Publication of the results of the seminar Landscape Observatories in Europe from the ELC recommendations to the local initiatives (June 2013, Florence)
Criteris per a la correcta integració en el paisatge de les construccions aïllades en sòl no urbanitzable
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16/01/2014This document presented by the Government of Catalonia's Directorate General of Territory and Urban Planning establishes the criteria and guidelines to improve the construction of isolated buildings in lands not suited for urban development.
Améliorons et valorisons nos entrées de bourgs [pdf 4040 Kb]
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10/10/2013Best practice guide to improve and valorise city entrances written by the Pyrenees National Park (France).
Community-Led Village Design Statements in Ireland [pdf 3154 Kb]
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23/07/2013Guide to undertaking a community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) in Ireland by the Heritage Council.
Cornwall landscape character. Best practice guide [pdf 5055 Kb]
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25/03/2013Best practice guide on landscape character by the Cornwall Council.
Historic Landscape characterisation in Ireland: Best practice guidance [pdf 8734 Kb]
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25/03/2013Best practice guide on historic landscape character by The Heritage Council (Ireland).

Landscape integration guide for ski resorts in Andorra [pdf 3824 Kb]
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04/03/2013Guide published by the Government of Andorra in order to define a landscape integration strategy for Andorran ski resorts.
Latin American Landscape Initiative [pdf 2490 Kb]
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11/02/2013Declaration of ethical principles to encourage recognising, valuing, protecting, managing and planning Latin American landscapes by promoting projects and agreements; signed in Medellin (Colombia) on 19th October 2012.
Appellations d'origine contrôlée & paysages [pdf 1987 Kb]
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24/01/2013This report explores the possible contributions to landscape protection and management as a result of the creation of the Controlled Denominations of Origin by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing and INAO (National Institute of Origins and Quality.
Priorat Landscape Charter
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16/10/2012Commitments resulting from the Priorat Landscape Charter, promoted by the Catalan and local Administration and the Landscape Observatory (4 October 2012).
'Guía de buenas prácticas en la publicidad de vía pública' [pdf 2320 Kb]
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17/09/2012Best practice guide on outdoor advertising by the National Advertisers' Association of Chile (ANDA).
The CEMAT considering Landscape with its Heritage Values [pdf 366 Kb]
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05/09/2012Report by Audun Moflag dealing with the presence of landscape in spatial planning, commissioned by the CoE. The report will be presented at the 94th CEMAT Meeting (4 October)
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04/07/2012Short film by the Majorcan director Toni Bestard and produced by Pedro Barbadillo, focused on the transformation of coastal landscape in Mallorca.
Labelliser les paysages ruraux [pdf 488 Kb]
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03/07/2012Feature from issue no. 16 of Perspective magazine by the French research center CIRAD, on the importance of recognizing the value of environmental services in rural landscapes.
Stratégie paysage de l'OFEV [pdf 375 Kb]
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12/04/2012Strategic document that defines the objectives and actions to undertake in terms of landscape policy by the Federal Bureau for the Environment in Switzerland (OFEV).
Comparing landscape planning in England, Germany and the Netherlands [pdf 1889 Kb]
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11/04/2012Compared study promoted by Natural England and executed by the Alterra research centre and focusing on the landscape planning systems in England, Germany and the Netherlands.
Regulating municipal ordeinance on landscape integration in Espolla [pdf 216 Kb]
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22/03/2012Regulating municipal ordinance on the conditions of landscape integration on non-urbanizable land in the township of Espolla.
Guía de Estudos de Impacto e Integración Paisaxística [pdf 10348 Kb]
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15/02/2012Guidance of the Ministry of Environment, Land and Infrastructure of the Government of Galice to elaborate landscape impact and integration studies.
Landscape fragmentation in Europe [pdf 12578 Kb]
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19/01/2012European Environemental Agency report that investigates the degree of landscape fragmentation in 28 countries in Europe at three levels.
England's Historic Seascapes. Historic Seascape Characterisation [pdf 4013 Kb]
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16/08/2011Historic Seascape Characterization method statement designed to inform English Heritage's roles with respect to the marine and maritime historic environment
Farming for the historic environment [pdf 389 Kb]
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16/08/2011Document elaborated by English Heritage andNatural England on the relations between farming and historic landscapes.
L'observation photographique au service des politiques du paysage [pdf 11979 Kb]
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22/06/2011Papers of the European Seminar Photographic observation, a tool for landscape policies. Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development of the French government. November 2008
The UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Synthesis of the Key Findings [pdf 9854 Kb]
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22/06/2011First analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and the economy.
Nuovi paesaggi per la città mediterránea
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05/05/2011Documentary film of the project Landscape in progress of the association ‘Il paesaggio chiama' ONLUS
Children and the natural environment: experiences, influences and interventions [pdf 614 Kb]
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13/04/2011A study by the agency Natural England on the relations between children and natural landscapes
Green infrastructure: connected and multifunctional landscapes [pdf 2043 Kb]
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13/04/2011Position Statement of the Landscape Institute designed to explain the many benefits of green infrastructure.
Getting the best from our land: a land use strategy for Scotland [pdf 1292 Kb]
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13/04/2011Land use strategy sets out a long term vision towards 2050 laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers on March 17, 2011
Outstanding landscape in the Mediterranean
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13/04/2011Document promoted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Why invest in landscape? [pdf 1049 Kb]
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30/03/2011The new campaign from the Landscape Institute, shows how towns around the UK are seeing a positive bottom line benefit by investing in urban landscape.
Road infrastructures: trees avenues in the landscape
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24/02/2011Document prepared by Chantal Pradines for a commission from the Council of Europe, with emphasis on the landscape value. It collects best practices carried out in several European countries, and proposes recommendations to ensure the sustainability of this heritage.
Camins ramaders i transhumància a Catalunya. Recomanacions i propostes [pdf 3768 Kb]
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25/01/2011Collection of recommendations and proposals put forward by the Rural World Foundation to promote recovery of the herding paths of Catalonia, an economic, cultural, historic, architectural and landscape heritage that must be preserved. The text also includes the map ‘Herding paths of Catalonia, main axes', that had not been updated for more than 50 years.
Key points of landscape research in Europe: ‘Landscape in a Changing World - Bridging Divides, Integrating Disciplines, Serving Society' [pdf 1117 Kb]
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03/11/2010The latest issue of the series Science Policy Briefings, edited and published by the European Science Foundation, sets out the key points of landscape research in Europe today and how results can help policy-makers, professionals and society at large to address major current challenges from climate change to demographic changes, migration and food security. The series Science Policy Briefings is aimed at discussing the development of key areas of scientific and academic activity across Europe.
Interview with Kongjian Yu, special guest at the 6th European Landscape Biennial
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22/10/2010Interview by Televisió de Catalunya with the Chinese Architect and Professor, Kongjian Yu, within the setting of the 6th European Landscape Biennial (Barcelona, 30 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2010), to discuss the great challenges China is facing in its headlong race in town planning growth, and he mentioned some solutions to change toward a model that is less destructive with resources and more integrated with the landscape.
Cultural Landscapes and Biodiversity Heritage [pdf 3311 Kb]
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22/10/2010Document by the European Agency for the Environment (EAE) that appraises the diversity of the cultural landscapes of Europe and their importance to maintain the natural heritage and biodiversity. This forms part of a series of evaluations by the EAE titled "10 messages for the year 2010".
Landscape Action Scope (LAS) for amendment of the Island Territorial Plan of Majorca [pdf 815 Kb]
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22/10/2010New figure of town planning action development included in the amendment of the Island Territorial Plan of Majorca, that aims to deploy a set of measures aimed at achieving an improved landscape, within the framework of the Landscape Strategy of Majorca, inspired by the European Landscape Convention.
Comarques Gironines Landscape Directives [pdf 617 Kb]
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06/10/2010Chapter on the Landscape Directives included within the Partial Territorial Plan for the Comarques Gironines Area, prepared by the Catalan Ministry of Town and Country Planning and Public Works, approved on September 14th, 2010. These Landscape Directives are legally incorporated into the landscape quality objectives included in the Comarques Gironines Landscape Catalogue prepared by the Landscape Observatory.
Assessing the Effect of Road Schemes on Historic Landscape Character [pdf 4832 Kb]
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28/06/2010Guide elaborated in 2007 by the English governmental agencies Highways Agency and English Heritage, where the guidelines are set forth to make the construction of road infrastructures and the conservation of the historical character of the English landscapes compatible.
Andalusian Landscape Strategy: a tool for governance of the territory [pdf 239 Kb]
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22/04/2010Basic document of the Andalusian Landscape Strategy, prepared in January 2010 by the Department of Housing and Spatial Planning of the Government of Andalusia.
Experiencing Landscapes: capturing the cultural services and experiential qualities of landscape [pdf 1324 Kb]
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20/01/2010A study by the governmental agency Natural England on the cultural benefits and experiential qualities that landscapes bring to society, such as spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection and a esthetic enjoyment.
Regulations on protecting and improving the landscape in the region of Emilia-Romagna [pdf 163 Kb]
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20/01/2010The legislative text of the Legislative Assembly of the Italian administrative region of Emilia-Romagna, approved on 30th November 2009, with respect to landscape protection and improvement.
PARC ENDINS: La percepció del món rural als paisatges naturals protegits [pdf 1250 Kb]
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03/12/2009This study was carried out by the Rural World Foundation (Fundació del Món Rural) on the relationship of coexistence and compatibility between protected areas and the rural world and the agrarian activities that have sustained and continue to sustain it.
A guide to undertaking a landscape circle study in seven easy steps [pdf 550 Kb]
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18/06/2009A basic manual for preparing studies on the population's perception of the landscape, carried out by Landscape Alliance Ireland with the collaboration of the Heritage Council, published in 2008.
Bases per a una estratègia de paisatge de Mallorca. Desenvolupament del Conveni europeu del paisatge [pdf 3163 Kb]
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20/04/2009Document containing the foundations, criteria, goals and basic lines of action which define the landscape strategy or plan for the island of Mallorca, promoted by the Council of Mallorca.
Itinéraires photographiques. Méthode de l'Observatoire photographique du paysage [pdf 3773 Kb]
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05/04/2009A publication edited in 2008 by the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Developement and Spatial Planning, which presents the method used by the Observatoire Photographique du Paysage in observing, understanding and analysing the diversity and evolution of French landscape.
Appearance of the technical coordinator of the Landscape Observatory before the Parliament of Catalonia (December 3rd 2008)
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05/03/2009A video of the appearance of the technical coordinator of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia in the ordinary session of the Commission of Town and Country Planning on December 3rd 2008, in relation to the Bill for improving estates with urban shortcomings.
Proposals of the Swedish National Heritage Board for the application of the European Landscape Convention in Sweden [pdf 469 Kb]
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28/01/2009Report from the Swedish National Heritage Board commissioned by the Swedish government analysing the present institutional and competence framework in regard to the landscape in Sweden and making a proposal for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in this state.
'La força del paisatge' [pdf 7137 Kb]
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04/11/2008Dossier of the Revista de Girona corresponding to No. 250 ('The power of the landscape' September-October 2008). This dossier, coordinated by Anna Ribas, geographer of the University of Girona, places special emphasis on the work for the development of the Landscape Catalogue of the Regions of Girona and the Landscape Charter of the Vall de Camprodon, among others initiatives in the field of landscape planning and education.
Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)3 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to member states on the guidelines for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention
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08/10/2008Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, adopted on the 6th February 2008, with a series of theoretical, methodological and practical guidelines for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.
Series 'Paisajes amenazados' published in La Vanguardia [pdf 6927 Kb]
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04/09/2008Collection of nine features published in the newspaper La Vanguardia from 5th July to 30th August 2008 under the general title "Paisajes amenazados" (Threatened landscapes) and written by the journalist Rosa M. Bosch. The series presented nine diverse landscapes from all over the Spanish state which are subjected to interventions that may threaten their particular nature.
Blueprint for Euroscape 2020: Reframing the Future of the European landscape
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07/08/2008Publication by the Landscape Europe association within the frame of the seminar 'Blueprint for Euroscape 2020: Reframing the Future of the European Landscape' (May 2008), offers methodologies and objectives in order for European landscapes to be taken into consideration within policy agendas.
Attendance of the Director of the Landscape Observatory in the Parliament of Catalonia (30th April 2008)
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18/06/2008Video feature with the director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia attending the general session of the Catalan Land Policy Committee, held on the 30th of April 2008. The session focused mainly on the bill to amend the Road Act 7/1993, passed on the 30th of September 1993.
Land-use scenarios for Europe: Qualitative and quantitative analysis on a European scale (PRELUDE)
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30/03/2008Report by the European Environment Agency summarising the results of the PRELUDE project, analysing five different possible scenarios on the use of land in Europe over the next 30 years.
'De cara al futur desenvolupament de Catalunya, quins són els aspectes territorials clau?' [pdf 141 Kb]
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13/03/2008Chapter in number 5 of the journal VIA. Valors, Idees, Actituds (January 2008), published by the Jordi Pujol Study Centre, where Joan Antoni Solans, Ramon Folch, Joan Nogué, Albert Serratosa, Josep Oliva and Albert Vilalta give their answers to the question posed in the title (Looking at the future development of Catalonia, what are the key territorial aspects?). This issue of the journal raises a debate with the participation of more authors on the question of territories in transition.
The Spanish State ratifies the European Landscape Convention [pdf 52 Kb]
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29/02/2008Publication in the Official State Journal, no. 31 of 05-02-08, of the ratification by the Spanish State of the European Landscape Convention on 6th November 2007. The Convention comes into force on 1st March 2008.
'Nostalgia por el paisaje perdido' [pdf 790 Kb]
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11/02/2008Article by Rosa M. Bosch, published in La Vanguardia on Sunday 30th December 2007, on the value of landscape and its effects on health. The newspaper's editorial from that Sunday is attached.
Aranjuez Declaration. 1st International Conference on the Alliance of Cultural Landscapes World Heritage [pdf 128 Kb]
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07/01/2008Manifesto of the 1st International Conference of the Alliance of Cultural Landscapes which took place at Aranjuez from 13th to 15th December 2007. This declaration is intended to emphasise the challenges in managing the assets declared as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Paisatge i abandonament agrari a la muntanya mediterrània. Una aproximació al cas de les valls d'Hortmoier i Sant Aniol (Alta Garrotxa) des de l'ecologia del paisatge [pdf 1588 Kb]
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03/12/2007Summary of the doctoral thesis by Diego Varga, directed by Josep Vila, at the University of Girona. The work analyses, quantifies and evaluates the changes in land use and cover experienced during the 20th century in the Hortmoier and Sant Aniol valleys, part of the Alta Garrotxa protected natural area.
Guide pour la réalisation d'une étude d'intégration et d'harmonisation paysagères: projet d'implantation de parcs éoliens sur territoire public [pdf 555 Kb]
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08/11/2007A guide prepared by the Government of Quebec for the integration of windmills into the landscape which are built on public lands. It offers guidelines on reducing the impact of wind farms on the landscape and proposes measures for their harmonisation.
CQC: Countryside Quality Counts
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20/09/2007Document in the context of the project Countryside Quality Counts, prepared by Natural England, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and English Heritage. Using a series of indicators the study analyses the ways in which the character of the landscape in the United Kingdom is changing and the implications that this could have in the achievement of sustainable development.
Results of the 2nd Landscape Mediterranean Award (Project PAYS.DOC) [pdf 410 Kb]
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26/07/2007Project ''Good practice for Landscape'', an EU-funded programme INTERREG IIIB MEDOCC.
Sacred Hymalan Landscape (SHL) Strategic Plan 2006-2016 [pdf 1362 Kb]
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20/06/2007Strategic plan for preservation of the sacred landscape of the Himalaya, set up by the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation of the Government of Nepal in 2006. The document gives an approximation to the Himalayan landscapes and establishes the strategies to be followed with a view to making development of the area compatible with the integrity of its sacred landscapes, taking into account the preservation of biodiversity, cultural values and the improvement of subsistence.
Infrastructure and landscape: roads [pdf 4972 Kb]
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23/04/2007Document prepared by Ignacio Español for a commission from the Council of Europe and presented in Strasbourg on the occasion of the Meeting on "The European Landscape Convention", held on 22nd and 23rd March 2007.
Urban sprawl in Europe - The ignored challenge
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23/02/2007Report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities (OOPEC) on the phenomena of urban sprawl in Europe – its causes, its impact on the environment, the economy and society, and potential solutions.
Saving tranquil places. How to project and promote a vital asset [pdf 2420 Kb]
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15/01/2007Initiative of the organisation Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to calculate the tranquillity indicator in rural landscapes, based on frequency of visits, traffic passing through, light pollution and acoustic quality.
Bitllets (VerdCel, 2006)
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21/12/2006First Video Clip of the VerdCel music group from Valencia, prepared with video projections of the innovative show PaisViatge created from journeys and thoughts on and around landscape.
Report on the protection of the European natural, architectural and cultural heritage in rural and island regions [pdf 161 Kb]
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11/10/2006Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament (20/07/06).
Manifesto for a new territorial culture [pdf 83 Kb]
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03/10/2006Manifesto calling for a new culture in spatial planning in Spain, supported initially by more than a hundred town and country planning experts and currently being considered by various academic institutions, professional associations and individuals with an interest in such matters. It was presented on 8th May at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
'Per una consciència de paisatge. L'aportació de la Llei de protecció, gestió i ordenació del paisatge' [pdf 375 Kb]
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04/07/2006Article by Joan Nogué, director of the Landscape Observatory, published in number 8/9 of the magazine Activitat Parlamentària (Parliamentary Activity) of the Ministry of Institutional Relations and Participation of the Government of Catalonia, in which he studies various aspects of landscape in Catalonia and the Landscape Act, and raises challenges for its application.
Caracterització i anàlisi dels canvis paisatgístics de les closes a la Plana de l'Alt Empordà per al període 1957 – 2001 [pdf 879 Kb]
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06/06/2006Extract from research work by Albert Llausàs, directed by Anna Ribas, presented at the University of Girona in October 2005. This work won the 2006 Lluís Casassas i Simó Prize given by the Catalan Geographical Society.
Conclusions from the NORCAT European project: public administration of the landscape in Catalonia [pdf 677 Kb]
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12/04/2006This is a European research project that analyses the context of Catalonia's landscape administration, with particular emphasis on the landscape policies fostered by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and its implications for other spheres, particularly the environmental sphere. This study is part of a broader study on public administration in environmental fields in which the ICTA and the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities of Bergen University (Norway) have taken part.
The Vallbona Manifesto: for a Segarra - Garrigues Canal for the 21st Century [pdf 796 Kb]
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01/03/2006This Manifesto, backed by a group of citizens, calls for rethinking the project for the Segarra - Garrigues Canal (Lleida, Catalonia) in order to preserve and add value to the landscape heritage associated with dry-farming land, to foster the rational use of water, and to make this project, which is of interest to society, economically viable. Signed in Vallbona de les Monges, on 29th May 2004.
Declaration of Les Planes de Son on ecological connectivity between the Cantabrian Mountains, the Pyrenees, the Massif Central and Western Alps [pdf 152 Kb]
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13/02/2006Declaration promoted by the World Conservation Union (UICN) and the Foundation Territori i Paisatge. Pallars Sobirà (Catalan Pyrenees), 27th October 2005.
 
 

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