Multi-criterial approaches for the inventory and the evaluation of traditional cultural landscapes

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Abstract

The Mediterranean environment is characterized by an high variability in ecological features and by a richbiodiversity, whose interaction has generated complex agro-forestry systems. The resulting cultural landscapescan represent a remarkable trait of Italian landscape. Nonetheless, since several decades they are atrisk mainly owing to the consequences of cultural intensification, that has turn out in new cultural models,i.e. specialized high density agronomic plantation, or in a progressive abandonment of agricultural land. Inorder to prevent the degradation or loos of these particular ecosystems, it becomes a priority to adopt measuresfor their preservation and promotion. Regardless of this necessity, up to now it lacks in Italy an exhaustiveclassification of the traditional landscapes that necessitate to be preserved. The inventory is the first stepto be considered in order to elaborate a successive global evaluation of their function and conservation requirements.The present study reports on an holistic multidisciplinary methodology formulated and proposed for theclassification and the analysis of cultural landscapes. As far the inventory is concerned, it has been evaluatedthe concomitant presence of a plurality of characterizing descriptors, represented and implemented in a GISsystem, such as geomorphological parameters, pedoclimatic features, land use typology and history of theterritory. As far as the evaluation of cultural landscape significance is concerned, it has been proposed aglobal value obtained by integrating particular values, like the biological, historical, socio-economic, artistic,emotional ones.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine282-282
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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