Tools and techniques for preserving agricultural landscapes in the United States

Reap, James K. (2012) Tools and techniques for preserving agricultural landscapes in the United States. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper explores legal, economic and other tools and techniques that have been employed in the United States to sustain a rural way of life by maintaining the integrity of agricultural, natural and historic lands and resources and the viability of the rural economy. It focuses on protecting the land base, promoting environmental stewardship, maintaining cultural context, supporting appropriate agriculture-related economic development, and ensuring the next generation of farmers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Reap, James K.
Languages: English
Keywords: natural heritage; cultural landscapes; agriculture; rural areas; protection of natural heritage; economic development; sustainable development; development projects; environmental planning legislation; USA
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 02. Agricultural heritage
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 03. Economic values of heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
K. LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 06. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 01. Americas
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2012 20:09
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 13:11
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