Het ronde landschap: Landschapsgestuurde klimaatadaptatie, natuur-inclusief en circulair

Translated title of the contribution: The landscape in the round

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A landscape-based approach to climate adaptation: nature-inclusive and circular. In a context of a rapidly changing liveability of the countryside, of climate change and biodiversity decrease, this position paper introduces a landscape-based planning approach to regional spatial policy challenges allowing a transition to a countryside resilient to various external pressures. Rather than as an object in itself, the landscape is considered as a comprehensive principle, to which all spatial processes are inherently related. We focus on climate adaptation, biodiversity enhancement and circular resource management as interrelated key responses to today’s challenges of land use planning and management. The position paper gives several examples of solutions to regional planning problems that go beyond the traditional nature-based solutions, emphasising the spatial dimension, the specific time horizon considered and the interaction of all sectoral considerations of urban and rural landscape. A shared long term vision of what our future landscape should look like is a crucial source of inspiration for a coherent design approach to solve today’s spatial planning problems; it gives direction to the technical-economic preconditions for sustainable landscape development, such as drainage standards and environmental quality. This landscape-based planning approach allows professionals, researchers, stakeholders and citizens alike, to participate in a shared forward looking normative design. It will enable the definition of clear pathways to the shared future.
Translated title of the contributionThe landscape in the round
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Environmental Research
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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