National parks and the power of geographical competences

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Torsten Hägerstrands ideas on landscape dynamics were often illustrated and tested through empirical studies, one of the most interesting being his study of the foundation of national parks in Sweden before WW1, where he analysed the historical enfoldment of geographical competences to change the landscape among different types of stakeholders. His analysis is used for a follow-up on the foundation of national parks in Denmark, put to work 100 years later. The challenges of land property rights and the necessity of a landscape-related collective comprehension and mutual interest in the enfoldment of complex landscape services fulfilling sustainable goals both in nature and society are today hidden behind discussions on land sparing contra land sharing and the conflicts between the agenda for neoliberal globalization and the agenda for local sustainable development of the landscape.
TidsskriftLandscape Research
Antal sider32
StatusAfsendt - 2018

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