Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation

Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation

Isabel de Sousa Rosa (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Corte Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Ricardo Ribeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Ana Mendes (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 524
ISBN13: 9781522541868|ISBN10: 1522541861|EISBN13: 9781522541875|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4186-8

Description

In a globalizing and expanding world, the need for research centered on analysis, representation, and management of landscape components has become critical. By providing development strategies that promote resilient relations, this book promotes more sustainable and cultural approaches for territorial construction.

The Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation provides emerging research on the cultural relationships between a community and the ecological system in which they live. This book highlights important topics such as adaptive strategies, ecosystem services, and operative methods that explore the expanding aspects of territorial transformation in response to human activities. This publication is an important resource for academicians, graduate students, engineers, and researchers seeking a comprehensive collection of research focused on the social and ecological components in territory development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Strategies
  • Cultural Knowledge
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Landscape Design
  • Operative Methodologies
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Time Operations

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Isabel Rosa is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture (Portugal), coordinator of curricular units such as “Coastal Areas Requalification”, “Urban Requalification” and “Landscape and Heritage – Interpretation Methodologies of Rural Areas”. She is also a permanent member of the Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design, as well as a consultant member of the Research Centre for Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food, and collaborator in the research projects “Pro-Villages - Repopulate the Countryside”, “Potential Land-Use Ecological Plan”, “Sea Architectures” and “Villages within Heritage Landscape”. She has been participating as a scientific member of international seminars’ committees and book editorial boards.
Joana Lopes is a Landscape Architect and she is currently completing a Master’s degree in Landscape Planning, focused on the sustainability of socio-ecological systems, especially on the use and management of natural resources. She is also interested in mapping the use of socio-ecological systems and its relationship with landscape changes, participating in the research projects “Potential Land-Use Ecological Plan”, “Sea Architectures” and “National Ecological Network”. She participates as an executive member on several international seminars’ committees and book editorial boards.
Ricardo Ribeiro has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon, School of Agronomy, since 2010, and is currently a Ph.D. student in Architecture at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture (Portugal), in which he is developing a Landscape Integrative Interpretation System, that allows the analysis of the ecologic and cultural dynamic influence focused on coastal areas. He is also a Lecture on the curricular unit “Landscape and Heritage – Interpretation Methodologies of Rural Areas” and a member of the Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design at the same institute, having participated in the research projects “Potential Land-Use Ecological Plan”, “Sea Architectures” and “National Ecological Network”. He is a participating executive member on international seminars’ committees and book editorial boards.
Ana Mendes has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon, School of Agriculture (Portugal), since 2010, with a thesis entitled "Assessment of Landscape Scenic Quality. Implementation of Steinitz's methodology to Alentejo Coast”. She worked as a research fellow at the University of the Azores (Portugal) until 2016, participating in research projects in the areas of plant ecology and nature conservation, and in the ecological monitoring programs implementation and landscape evolution assessment using Geographic Information Systems. She was also a research fellow for the Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design, at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Architecture, participating as a handbook editorial member in the beginning of 2017. She is currently a research fellow at Direção-Geral do Território producing, improving and analyzing the Portugal Mainland’s Cover Land Use Map, based on spatial modeling, visual interpretation of aerial photographs, and satellite images.