User Tools

Site Tools


Sidebar





This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

wiki:cultural_landscape

Cultural landscape

Definition

According to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, “[t]he term “cultural landscape” embraces a diversity of manifestations of the interaction between humankind and its natural environment.

Concept

Cultural landscapes often reflect specific techniques of sustainable land-use, considering the characteristics and limits of the natural environment they are established in, and a specific spiritual relation to nature. Protection of cultural landscapes can contribute to modern techniques of sustainable land-use and can maintain or enhance natural values in the landscape. The continued existence of traditional forms of land-use supports biological diversity in many regions of the world. The protection of traditional cultural landscapes is therefore helpful in maintaining biological diversity.” The terms landscape and cultural landscape are often used synonymously. Source: UNESCO World Heritage Council

Projects

See also

You could leave a comment if you were logged in.
wiki/cultural_landscape.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/09 08:52 by apolderman