Topical Collection "Climate Change, Landscape in Transition and Tools for Sustainable Landscape Planning"
Interests: risk; human/environment interaction; science and proven experience; climate change; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; biodiversity; sustainability; landscape analysis; adequacy of communications; landscape planning
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in "landscape approaches" to overcome insufficient sectorial approaches to addressing interconnected social, environmental, and political challenges, such as climate change. Interactions between people and their environment provide a motive for the very use of the term "landscape", which, since the work by the early 20th century Finnish geographer Johannes Gabriel Granö, is often understood as the environment as perceived by people. Seen in this way, a landscape approach is an individual-oriented approach to sustainable land use management and planning.
This Special Issue of Sustainability offers a platform for advancing our understanding of the interconnections between people and their environment and the transitions that landscapes are going through, in particular, focusing on climate change and tools for sustainable landscape planning. It aims to draw together a collection of high-quality papers, testing hypotheses, providing assessments and tools, and discussing how to bridge the gap between science and practice to help further sustainable development.
We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit original research articles, case studies, reviews, and viewpoint articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Landscape level assessments of the probability of negative ("risk assessments") and positive outcome in a changing climate;
- Climate change perceptions;
- Measures for climate change adaptation and mitigation in a landscape;
- Climate change adaptation/mitigation decision-making by individuals;
- Adequacy of communications; and
- Tools for sustainable landscape planning.
Prof. Dr. Kristina Blennow
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- climate change
- landscape analysis
- landscape planning
- risk perception
- human/environment interaction
- science and proven experience
- decision analysis
- tools for sustainable landscape planning
- adequacy of communications