Subjects -> ESTATE, HOUSING AND URBAN PLANNING (Total: 304 journals)
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    - ESTATE, HOUSING AND URBAN PLANNING (237 journals)
    - FIRE PREVENTION (13 journals)
    - HEATING, PLUMBING AND REFRIGERATION (6 journals)
    - HOME ECONOMICS (9 journals)
    - INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION (21 journals)
    - REAL ESTATE (17 journals)

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A&P Continuidad     Open Access  
Ager. Revista de Estudios sobre Despoblacion y Desarrollo Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternativa. Revista de Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Archivio di Studi Urbani e Regionali     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baru : Revista Brasileira de Assuntos Regionais e Urbanos     Open Access  
Belgeo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bhumi : The Planning Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblio3W : Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brussels Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos Metrópole     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Planning and Policy / Aménagement et politique au Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios     Open Access  
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities and the Environment (CATE)     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Cities People Places : An International Journal on Urban Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
City and Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ciudades     Open Access  
Civil and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Computational Urban Science     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Cordis : Revista Eletrônica de História Social da Cidade     Open Access  
Creative Space     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística     Open Access  
Current Urban Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Den Gamle By : Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Disasters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
EchoGéo     Open Access  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Environment, Space, Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
European Spatial Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Urban and Regional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geoplanning : Journal of Geomatics and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Glocality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
História, Natureza e Espaço - Revista Eletrônica do Grupo de Pesquisa NIESBF     Open Access  
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Housing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Housing, Theory and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IET Smart Cities     Open Access  
Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access  
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
interFACES     Open Access  
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of E-Planning Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Housing Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Rural Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Town Planning and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
International Journal of Urban Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Planning History Society Proceedings     Open Access  
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Biourbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Delta Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of European Landscapes     Open Access  
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Land Use Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Space     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Rural and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Urban Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Urban Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Mobility     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Jurnal Arsitektur Lansekap     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengembangan Kota     Open Access  
Jurnal Planologi     Open Access  
Kart og plan     Open Access  
Land     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Land Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Landscape Journal : design, planning, and management of the land     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Landscape Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Métropoles     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
On the w@terfront. Public Art. Urban Design. Civic Participation. Urban Regeneration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy     Open Access  
Oz : the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning &Design at Kansas State University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
Pampa : Revista Interuniversitaria de Estudios Territoriales     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Parks Stewardship Forum     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Polish Journal of Landscape Studies     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
Produção Acadêmica     Open Access  
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Projets de Paysage     Open Access  
Psychological Research on Urban Society     Open Access  
Quivera     Open Access  
Raumforschung und Raumordnung / Spatial Research and Planning     Open Access  
Research in Urbanism Series     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Revista de Design, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais e-metropolis     Open Access  
Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Empresa y Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Movimentos Sociais e Dinâmicas Espaciais     Open Access  
Revista Transporte y Territorio     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUA     Open Access  
Rural & Urbano     Open Access  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Rural Review : Ontario Rural Planning, Development, and Policy     Open Access  
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scienze del Territorio     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sociologia urbana e rurale     Full-text available via subscription  
South African Journal of Geomatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Storia Urbana     Full-text available via subscription  
Streetnotes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
tecYt     Open Access  
TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Territoire en Mouvement     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Territorio     Full-text available via subscription  
Territorio della Ricerca su Insediamenti e Ambiente. Rivista internazionale di cultura urbanistica     Open Access  

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  • Towards a Deeper Understanding of Agricultural Production Systems in
           Sweden – Linking Farmer’s Logics with Environmental Consequences and
           the Landscape

    • Abstract: Farm restructuring is a continuous on-going process supported by national agricultural policy in Sweden; while striving for more efficient farms in terms of labor and yields, farms enlarge their holdings of arable land and animals. The environmental consequences of more intensive land uses have in turn stimulated environmental policies to deal with negative environmental consequences. In this paper we argue that an underlying problem with both of these policy approaches is that they primarily emphasize specific components of farms and fail to see the farm as an interconnected system. In this paper we therefore focus on the farm as a ‘system’ and on the systemic role of farming in the broader landscape. We develop a theoretical framework of farming logics which help to better understand agricultural production systems. Drawing on 34 semi-structured interviews with farmers, we divide the farms into three farming logic categories: I) ‘production vanguards’; II) ‘landscape stewards’; and III) ‘environmental vanguards’. We use these categories to analyze the role of key aspects such as size, intensity of production, specialisation, how farmer preferences and knowledge influence land use systems, and interactions of these with the local landscape. The findings show how farms that on the one hand share some basic characteristics can display quite different farming logics and vice versa. We argue that these farming logics offer a potentially positive diversity in farming approaches, with complementary and mutually dependent roles in Sweden’s overall food system. Published on 2022-01-19 12:42:31
       
  • Recognising and Resisting Injustice: Knowledge Practices and Politics
           Amongst Nepal’s Community Forestry Professionals

    • Abstract: The future of inclusive forestry in Nepal depends on forestry professionals who can recognise patriarchal roots of gender injustice as they operate in the ideologies and apparatus of forest governance, and who can resist those injustices through their work. This paper uses the notion of knowledge practices to explore the recognition of injustice amongst Nepal’s community forestry professionals, and the relationship between recognition and resistance, highlighting the inherently political nature of all knowledge practices. By drawing on over fifty interviews and ethnographic insights, this paper goes beyond the typically black-boxed and essentialised ‘forestry professional’ and unsettles the false dichotomy between ‘the professional’ and ‘the personal’. Nepal’s community forestry professionals represent a plurality of knowledges, emerging from unique positionalities and personal experiences; however, the demand for quantifiable, short-term project outputs (attributed to funders and donors) shuts down their opportunities to meaningfully practice their knowledges. This paper articulates how, in order to resist injustices within both forest user communities and forestry institutions, professionals are demanding a greater focus on learning—from the lived realities of forest users, from each other as practitioners, from qualitative engagements with complexity and processes of change, from so-called mistakes, and ultimately from greater reflexivity. Through such learning and reflection comes the opportunity to recognise and resist injustices and create socially just community forestry. This paper urges scholars to go beyond black-boxing those in the forestry sector, and instead to offer solidarity and support in promoting knowledge practices that recognise and resist injustices and thus help build socially just forest futures. Published on 2021-11-15 11:18:28
       
  • Youth Inclusion in Forest Policy Dialogue: Contemplating Human–Forest
           Relationships through Arts-Based Methods

    • Abstract: Awareness of human–forest relationships offers a basis for meaningful forest policy participation. However, weakening connections to forests, particularly among young people, hamper youth inclusion in policy arenas. We consider the use of arts-based methods as knowledge practices that nurture human–forest relationships and may promote inclusive policies. Arts-based methods, such as photography, music, or drama, offer insights and elicit opinions. Within the forest domain, exploiting such methods requires better understanding of how participants perceive them. Here we present two cases where young people (17–30 years) unfold their forest relationships. Following prompted retrospective reflections, we qualitatively analyse participant perceptions of the interventions. Case one is an innovation workshop blending art and science, where young research participants joined artists and environmental and forest scientists. Case two is a writing exercise for young research participants, where a hip-hop/rap video about laser scanning and the role of forests in climate change was used to catalyse participants’ reflections. Analysis applied the tripartite model of attitude comprising cognitive, affective, and behavioural dimensions. The workshop results emphasise benefits of networking and fruitful reflections, coupled with unequal participation concerns. The video experience yielded a range of thoughts and emotions, including excitement and invitingness, but also irritation, doubts over its influence, and no explicit behavioural intentions. The findings suggest that realising the opportunities of arts-based knowledge practices requires time and space for ensuring that young people’s voices are heard. More inclusive participation of youth in formal and informal forest policy dialogue calls for careful facilitation and means to secure continuation. Published on 2021-10-28 12:26:31
       
  • Farm Knowledge Co-Production at an Old Amazonian Frontier: Case of the
           Agroforestry System in Tomé-Açu, Brazil

    • Abstract: This paper addresses how co-producing knowledge can assist local farmers in reshaping their territories into sustainable farming systems. We describe the emergence and consolidation of an agroforestry system in an Eastern Amazon forest frontier, unpacking the co-production of a new farming system over recent decades. Instead of assuming pre-defined categories (e.g., traditional/technical, local/external), the analysis focuses on interactions among knowledge holders and how multiple knowledge sources are intercalated. The analysis is based on long-term ethnographic research, comprising of over 70 interviews, visits to 40 farm fields, and participation in several local meetings and four annual seminars. The agroforestry system – locally called SAFTA – has emerged from a farming crisis experienced by mid-scale farmers of Japanese descent. Grounded in traditional Amazonian farming practices, SAFTA has been enriched by scientific and organizational knowledge from various sources to become a local solution that reconciles economic, social and environmental demands. Built on a few basic principles, this new farm system enables flexibility in crop field designs according to each farmer’s preferences and available resources. SAFTA knowledge has spilled over to other farmer groups and has helped develop an innovative agroforestry system for oil-palm cultivation. The SAFTA model has been consolidated, legitimized by a range of national and international actors, and gradually institutionalized in policy and commercial circles. This case sheds light on the potential of knowledge co-production to transform complex rural landscapes featuring cultural diversity, asymmetrical relationships and history of land-use change. Analysis of social interactions and knowledge integration mechanisms give insight into how co-production under local cultural diversity and asymmetrical relations may yield mutual benefits among local farmer groups. Published on 2021-10-11 12:38:49
       
  • From Haymaking to Wood Production: Past Use of Mires in Northern Sweden
           Affect Current Ecosystem Services and Function

    • Abstract: Mires form a large part of the boreal Swedish landscape and are important for biodiversity and natural ecosystem processes. Historically, mires also played a key role for the expansion of agricultural practices, and later to create new forest land, but knowledge is limited on how the land use has affected the current ecosystem services and functions of mires. In this case study from northern Sweden, we have combined historical maps with remote-sensing data to analyze the use of mires over time. Here, 22% of the mire area has been used for hay harvesting, an activity that peaked in the late 1800s. Later, about 3% was reclaimed for intensive agriculture. Drainage to enhance wood production followed in the 1940s, and about 40% of the original mire area is currently forested. The most productive mires have been relatively more affected by human measures. We suggest that this past land use has legacy effects on several ecosystem services. Haymaking likely had positive effects on biodiversity, but may have negatively influenced carbon sequestration. Reclamation led to habitat loss and likely less carbon sequestration. Drainage to promote forest growth generally lowered the ground water level, which in turn enhanced peat decomposition and subsequently released CO2. However, if tree growth outpaces peat decomposition, drainage could increase carbon sequestration. The overall carbon balance is hence influenced by past management regimes, which implies that past human use must be taken into account when considering the role of mires in providing ecosystem services. Published on 2021-02-16 14:19:26
       
  • Where Have the Native Grasses Gone': What a Long-Term, Repeat Study
           Can Tell Us about California’s Native Prairie Landscapes

    • Abstract: Much of the foothill and valley areas of coastal southern California are covered by stands of non-native grasses with occasional scattered patches of native bunch grasses. For decades, the dominant view held that these native bunchgrasses, particularly Stipa pulchra, once covered these lands and that grazing practices were a key cause of their decline. The so-called bunchgrass dominant paradigm (BDP) put forth by Clements influenced thinking on grassland ecology and biogeography for decades until it was discredited. Recent research suggests that grazing and related disturbances might have supported native bunchgrasses, but results are mixed and most studies cover only a short time frame. This research uses a long-term, repeat study design to analyze and compare data from three surveys of 15 permanent quadrats in La Jolla Valley, California, to determine changes in grassland cover over 34 years. A unique aspect of the study is that the site was selected by researchers precisely because it contained excellent ‘relic’ stands of Stipa pulchra (in accordance with the BDP) and the baseline study was conducted shortly after the area was released from grazing and placed under conservation management. We compared data on species frequency and percent cover collected using the same sampling routine for three periods: 1981, 1994, and 2015, to document the shifts in vegetation. We found that native grass cover decreased dramatically (especially on the valley floor), exotic grass cover fluctuated widely over time, while both native and exotic forb cover increased over time. The findings support the notion that prior grazing management practices may have supported the former stands of Stipa pulchra. Published on 2021-02-10 11:41:49
       
  • Decision Making in Tree Selection – Contemplating Conflicting Goals
           via Marteloscope Exercises

    • Abstract: The implementation of biodiversity conservation measures in forests managed for timber production usually implies trade-offs between ecological and economic objectives. In continuous cover forestry these trade-offs emerge at the scale of selecting individual trees for timber harvesting or habitat retention. Tree selection determines both the economic viability of timber management and the prevalence of tree-related microhabitats, considered a multi-taxon indicator of forest biodiversity.Recent studies find that tree selection is influenced by several factors, such as individual management preferences and goals, professional education and institutional context. To gain a deeper understanding of tree-selection practices in the context of retention forestry, we analyse four tree-selection exercises on silvicultural training sites (Marteloscopes) performed by groups with different professional backgrounds: conservationists, foresters, and students of each. Based on qualitative data from participant observations and group discussions, we explore their decision-making strategies, reasoning, and practices. Our analysis provides novel insights into decision-making processes when implementing conservation measures, especially with regard to dealing with trade-offs and uncertainties.Our findings indicate that tree-selection decisions are not merely the result of cognitive and rational weighing processes. They can be understood as practices requiring experience, professional routine, and intuition. These practices differ across professional cultures. Despite these differences, the participants of the analysed Marteloscope exercises developed an understanding of the other stakeholders’ motivations and restrictions. The setting stimulated a change of perspective that built awareness in many of the participants of their own routines and biases. This may facilitate professional cooperation, cross-disciplinary learning, and the implementation of biodiversity conservation. Published on 2020-07-07 11:36:16
       
  • Origin and Development of Managed Meadows in Sweden: A Review

    • Abstract: This review concerns when and why infield meadows developed, i.e. enclosed land, constructed and managed for production of livestock fodder. Meadows have been associated with ‘stalling’ of livestock, in turn associated with, for example, protection from adverse weather conditions, increasing efficiency of milk and manure production, or changing human-animal relationships. The suggested timing for origin of meadows ranges from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. Meadows are embedded in a complex of interactions, including aspects of culture, material conditions and the environment, and these were treated as different components, unfolding over time: harvesting fodder, stalling livestock, milk production, use of manure, crops and permanent fields, fencing systems, tools, and settlements and land ownership. The interpretation is based on Hodder’s entanglement theory. It is concluded that these component’s appearance is distributed over a very long time, from the Neolithic to the first centuries AD, when meadows, viewed as a ‘complete’ system, appeared. People most likely for long knew the advantages of feeding livestock, and the means to achieve this: collecting additional fodder, keep livestock in close quarters, eventually indoors, and collect and distribute manure on crop fields, but the introduction of iron tools during the centuries around AD was the key to develop meadows. Stalling livestock and construction of infield meadows may have been partly decoupled. Although climate change was not a driver behind development of meadows, the agricultural system with meadows and livestock stalling was adaptive during later periods of climate deterioration, and for colonization of northern forests in Sweden. Published on 2020-04-20 08:09:16
       
  • Landscape Imaginaries and the Protection of Dynamic Nature at the Wadden
           Sea

    • Abstract: Whereas the transgression of nature-culture dichotomies is commonplace in academic discourse, contemporary practices of nature conservation continue, in many cases, to be characterised by the active construction of fixed boundaries between spaces of nature and spaces of culture. In such contexts, nature constitutes a powerful discursive category, albeit one that is manifested differently across space and time. This paper advances a situated understanding of the spatialities and temporalities underlying contemporary practices of nature conservation through an empirical study of the concepts of nature and landscape informing management practices in the case of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park in northern Germany. Theoretically, the paper draws on and further develops the concept of landscape imaginaries as a means to analytically make sense of diverse situated understandings of landscape and nature-culture relations. The paper thus addresses the implications of essentialist concepts of nature and landscape for protected area management within the context of a rapidly changing world. It is found that in this case, a conservation philosophy focused on the protection of natural processes is constrained by the maintenance of a categorical distinction between natural and cultural landscapes. The paper concludes with a plea for an understanding of nature conservation in terms of place-based situated practices. Published on 2020-01-27 12:56:15
       
  • Rural Waterscape and Emotional Sectarianism in Accounts of Lough Derg,
           County Donegal

    • Abstract: The story of Lough Derg in Ireland’s County Donegal is arranged around clusters of sectarian narratives in juxtaposition, synthesis and conflict. The Sanctuary of Saint Patrick sits on Station Island, a small rocky islet set within the waters of the lake. The site became well known in the early Middle Ages as the place of Saint Patrick’s delving of a cave that led to purgatory, allowing the sinner to experience a glimpse of the torments of hell while still in this life. The island then attracted pilgrims from all over Europe and became embedded into the Catholic literary and spiritual imagination. After the Protestant Ascendency and the Plantation of Ulster began in the seventeenth century, the place became a site of tension and narrative clashes between differing visions of rural place, each with its own spectrum of affect, emotions and ideals.This essay unpacks the resonances of Lough Derg as a site of sectarian narrative by 1) situating the discussion within a distinctly rural context; 2) adding the unique properties of spiritual waterscape to the discussion; and 3) discussing the Irish sectarian narratives and identities arising from the lake and its purgatorial isle. It focuses on a case study of Protestant and establishment accounts of the lake during the nineteenth century, depicting them as internally diverse as well as part of a larger ecology of sectarian contestations. It explores waterscape and its role in influencing community responses to and shaping of place, the manner in which sectarian responses to space are internally diverse, and the manner in which Catholic and Protestant narratives of place have intertwined to shape the lake in the twenty-first century. Published on 2019-11-18 13:27:48
       
 
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