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Awareness-raising of landscape in practice.

an analysis of Landscape Character Assessments in England

Butler, Andrew and Åkerskog, Ann (2014). Awareness-raising of landscape in practice. Land use policy. 36 , 441– 449
[Research article]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.09.020


Awareness-raising is one of the measures which signatories to the European Landscape Convention are expected to realise, yet it is unclear what awareness-raising entails when related to an ambiguous subject such as landscape. Our study builds a conceptual understanding of awareness-raising of landscape, recognising that it cannot be a purely top-down process but needs to be seen as a “multi-directional transfer of knowledge” or “co-creation of meaning”. We have used this conceptual understanding as a lens for analysing practices which in some form help raise awareness of landscape. Document studies of Landscape Character Assessments undertaken in England since 2007 and interviews with key actors involved in Landscape Character Assessments were carried out in order to understand how awareness-raising is addressed. The findings suggest that while often overlooked or recognised as a top down endeavour landscape assessments have potential to develop co-creation of meaning.

Authors/Creators:Butler, Andrew and Åkerskog, Ann
Title:Awareness-raising of landscape in practice.
Subtitle:an analysis of Landscape Character Assessments in England
Series Name/Journal:Land use policy
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:2014
Page range:441– 449
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:B Geography and history > B10 Geography
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 605 Other Humanities > Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Keywords:Awareness-raising, Landscape, Landscape Character Assessment, European Landscape Convention, Co-creation of meaning
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ID Code:12900
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: Andrew Butler
Deposited On:20 Jan 2016 07:58
Metadata Last Modified:21 Oct 2016 23:15

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