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Civic Landscape Observatory

Observatoire citoyen du paysage

Documentation:

http://www.paysages-citoyens.be/

Country/region:

Belgium

Year:

2009

Scope of application:

Supramunicipal

Description:

The Civic Landscape Observatory invites residents of the towns and cities of the region of Wallonia individually or collectively to adopt nearby landscapes selected previously according to technical criteria. This is a participatory initiative that provides the population with tools to understand their landscapes and how they will evolve and that allows them to share their opinion about the future. Information is also obtained on how the people perceive the landscape and which elements they highlight. Thus, adopting a landscape involves creating a seasonal collection of photographs and submitting the material to the Observatory in order to raise awareness among the rest of the population through exhibitions, seminars, etc. In this regard, the Observatory has created a manual titled Participez! so that everyone can easily follow the methodology developed. In order to reach the maximum number of people all over Wallonia, the initiative is channelled through local associations active in the fields of landscape, culture and civic participation such as Maisons de l'urbanisme, Fondation rurale de Wallonie, Contrats de Rivière, and Plans Communaux de Développement de la Nature, or through natural parks or local action groups (LAGs).

Source of funding:

Public

Promoting stakeholders:

Inter-Environment Wallonia Federation

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