The setting: A contribution from the European Landscape Convention

Petroncelli, Elvira (2005) The setting: A contribution from the European Landscape Convention. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

The swift transformation processes call for considering contexts as complex dynamic systems consisting of tangible and intangible endogenous elements linking the territorial history and the history of the people living there. In the light of what expressed in The European landscape Convention, a setting cannot be reductively considered as a stage wing playing only an aesthetic role, but it acquires the “landscape” value with its peculiarities deriving from the several values it expresses. In order to define the actions to undertake so as to achieve the socio-economic-cultural development and the improvement of the different users quality of life, and being consistent at the same time with the context peculiarities, we suggest a division into territorial categories. These last ones, which could be investigated in the light of the action of natural or anthropic factors, can be analysed in order to consider the impacts that a transformation can have in relation to some perceptive categories. The analysis in which the different types of relation are clearly lead out produces an ex-ante assessment of the possible perceptive impact of the interventions, which can help to define the targets and actions as well as the guiding rules for an active landscape protection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Petroncelli, Elvira
Languages: English
Keywords: European Landscape Convention; landscape; setting; landscape protection; planning
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 16:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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