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Farms between past and future

local perspectives for farm planning, design and the new production of landscape values

Peterson, Anna (2006). Farms between past and future. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2006:17
ISBN 91-576-7066-8
[Doctoral thesis]

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Agricultural landscapes of today are expected to produce and maintain non-commercial landscape values. To fulfil these demands, new ways of dealing with landscape planning are required. The main aim of this thesis was to identify landscape values for preservation and development. To reach these aims, several studies focusing on different aspects of farms have been carried out. In a marginal part of Southern Sweden, 13 neighbouring farms were studied to identify similarities and differences in the use of trees and shrubs over the past 100 years. Interview walks with farmers were conducted, during which placing and management of woody species on the respective farms were discussed. In three of these farms, the interview walks were followed by elicitation discussions regarding repeated photographs taken within a period of 30 years. The detected landscape changes were discussed and used as a basis for ideas on future management. In a farm close to the urban fringe, the possible advantages of a design-approach to integrate different landscape values, such as biodiversity, cultural heritage, recreation and aesthetics, were studied. Also asking landscape architect students to design farm plans for this particular farm and thereafter analysing these plans, was a way to see if landscape architects will be suitable professionals for the task of designing multifunctional farmland. The thesis also includes a discussion on the concept of authenticity to extend the range of possible ways to handle heritage issues and its meaning for future management options. The results show that farms have been managed very differently and that a general conservation programme is not suitable to deal with the variation of existing values. From my studies, I conclude that the specialities of the place and farmer participation are important components in the process of identifying such values and making management priorities. For the best results, a combination of experts and a creative approach to find suitable solutions for each place is necessary. To let students of relevant disciplines meet in the education would facilitate integration and make implementations in future management and planning more efficient.

Authors/Creators:Peterson, Anna
Title:Farms between past and future
Subtitle:local perspectives for farm planning, design and the new production of landscape values
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :February 2006
Number of Pages:92
ALLI. Has the generalisation regarding conservation of trees and shrubs in Swedish agricultural landscapes gone too far? Anna Peterson, published 2005 in Landscape and urban planning 70:97:100 II. Authenticity in landscape conservation and management - the importance of the local context Roland Gustavsson & Anna Peterson Published 2003 in Palang, H. & Fry, G. (Eds.) Landscape Interfaces. Cultural Heritage in Changing Landscapes. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers Pp. 319-356. Paper III. Photo-elicitation with repeated photography in landscape management - A method for remembering the past, observing changes and inspiring the future Anna Peterson & Mårten Aronsson Manuscript submitted to Landscape Research in February 2006. IV. Designing farmland for multifunctionality Christine Schneider, Gary Fry & Anna Peterson Manuscript submitted to Landscape Research in February 2006. V. Farm planning: Using design approaches to inte-grate landscape values - an analysis of landscape architect students task Anna Peterson, Gary Fry, Christine Schneider & Roland Gustavsson Manuscript submitted to Journal of Environmental Management May 2005.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
ISBN for printed version:91-576-7066-8
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:farm planning, landscape conservation, land use, rural areas, indigenous knowledge, farm surveys, landscaping
Keywords:authenticity, design, farmer, farm planning, interview-walks, landscape architects, landscape values, local perspective, multifunctionality, repeated photography, trees and shrubs.
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ID Code:1041
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Deposited By: Anna Peterson
Deposited On:03 Mar 2006 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:09

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