Urban Landscapes Changes in Mediterranean Regions

A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).

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Faculty of Applied Sciences, WSB University, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
Interests: cross-border cooperation (CBC); environmental impact assessment; international cooperation; landscape architecture; regional planning; spatial planning and territorial governance; strategic and common planning; sustainable tourism; urban and city planning
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VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, 7300 Portalegre, Portugal
Interests: environmental impact on mediterranean ecosystems; sustainable management; environmental planning; landscape architecture; spatial and environmental planning; low-density planning; climate change adaptation; circular economy
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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your works for open access publication in this Special Issue of Urban Science, entitled “Urban landscapes Changes in Mediterranean Regions”. Contextually, this Special Issue will focus on the changes—i.e., social, economic, environmental, political, among many other factors and themes that could be catalysts for changes—occurring in the Mediterranean Territories and consequently be able to reshape and change those regional landscapes.

In the last few decades, these urban landscapes have been subject to many changes due to many local, regional, and global events as well as to social shifts. In fact, these urban landscapes comprise all those events within them. Therefore, the study of urban landscapes allows us to assess the past, understand the present, and envision the future. Thus, this Special Issue will analyze these landscapes from different perspectives, aiming to define regional landscapes dynamics, challenges, and new trends.

Prof. Dr.  Luís Loures
Prof. Dr.  Rui Alexandre Castanho
Guest Editors

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  • landscape
  • Mediterranean Territories
  • regional studies
  • planning
  • sustainability
  • territorial governance and management
  • urban planning

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Culture-Led Urban Development vs. Capital-Led Colonization of Urban Space: Savamala—End of Story?
Urban Sci. 2020, 4(3), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4030035 - 06 Aug 2020
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The city quarter of Savamala, as an integral part of Belgrade, has had a very turbulent development path during the last two centuries. This path included several ups and downs, and culminated in tension over the last decade. Savamala fell into silent oblivion [...] Read more.
The city quarter of Savamala, as an integral part of Belgrade, has had a very turbulent development path during the last two centuries. This path included several ups and downs, and culminated in tension over the last decade. Savamala fell into silent oblivion in the 20th century, but succeeded in re-emerging into the focus of the public and interest groups, mainly due to the cultural milieu that developed in this area at the beginning of the 21st century. The cultural vibes of the city quarter attracted various urban actors, who created a new image of Savamala. Eventually, cultural functions started to fade; however, after several years and through vague political decisions, Savamala became the part of the largest construction site in Belgrade, the Belgrade Waterfront. This article highlights the development of Savamala in the 2010s—from a forgotten city quarter to a rising cultural quarter and finally to the ’future centre of the city’. This analysis shows the participation of different stakeholders at different stages of development (their influence, power levels, and the mechanisms they used), as well as the footprints that urban development left in the quarter. Full article
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