Strategic planning – a way of incorporating landscape thinking into regional development

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to participate at our symposium  Strategic planning – a way of incorporating landscape thinking into regional development at the IALE European Congress 2017 in Ghent, 12-15 September 2017.

The objective of this symposium is to assemble talks that present and discuss innovative theoretical and empirical approaches of integrating landscape thinking into regional planning. As regional planning requires a mix of expertise, we encourage contributions which tackle conflicts between the socio-economic and the ecological dimensions, present conservation and planning strategies of green infrastructures at regional level, integrate perception studies into the planning process, account for coupled socio-ecological systems in planning scenarios, or develop tools to incorporate ecosystem services approach into regional planning.

Papers can address various steps of the planning cycle, including governance of regions, actions, implementation and evaluation procedures, and the use of new methods and emergent data types for integrating the ecological and human dimensions within a spatial framework. A focus on urban regions is particularly welcomed.

In case you are interested in participating, please use the online form available here for submitting your proposals. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.

Looking forward to seeing you in Ghent.

Warm regards,
Simona Grădinaru, Anna Hersperger, Christian Albert & Cristian Iojă

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