Landscape practise and key concepts for landscape sustainability

Jesper Brandt, Andreas Aagaard Christensen, Stig Roar Svenningsen, Esbern Holmes

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Conceptual frameworks which have seen man and nature as being an integrated whole were widespread before they became suppressed by developments
within both capitalism and socialism. Therefore an idealistic use of such concepts in scientific work has often had limited practical value. At the same time, the practice behind such conceptual frameworks has survived in many land use systems, being a fundamental source of inspiration for the modern challenge of landscape sustainability. Here, the concept and practice of carrying capacity is used as an example. We provide a modern interpretation and relate it to an empirical study of sustainable tourism in eight protected areas and their regions in the Baltic. They are subject to large differences in human pressure. The political commitment to the related EU Natura 2000 networks has been taken as our point of departure for a more detailed analysis of accessibility and its related conflicts, and opportunities for a sustainable development of tourism in and around the protected areas. It is concluded that the concept of carrying capacity cannot meaningfully be used for sustainability studies at an abstract conceptual level, but proves its relevance through a detailed context specific analyses of visitor related conflicts.Comparable population and tourist visitor statistics underlines large differences in human pressure. The political commitment on the EU Natura2000 networks related to the protected areas and their regions have been taken as a departure for a more detailed analysis of the accessibility and related conflicts and opportunities for a sustainable development of tourism and related planning in and around the protected areas. It is concluded that the concept of carrying capacity cannot meaningfully be used for sustainability studies at an abstract conceptual level, but proves its relevance by the detailed context related analyses of visitor related conflicts.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftLandscape Ecology
Vol/bind28
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)1125-1132
Antal sider8
ISSN0921-2973
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2013

Emneord

  • Protected areas
  • Natura2000
  • visitor carrying capacity
  • sustainable landscapes
  • European Landscape Convention
  • sustainable regional development
  • case studies

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