June 10, 2009 - Third group meeting WG 02

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  • date: June 10, 2009
  • notestaker: Emel Baylan
  • moderator: Heike Kaiser
  • participants: Isin Barut, Aycim Turer Baskaya, Emel Baylan, Itziar Leon, Ellen Fetzer


Presentation of Case Studies (Tour de Table)

Itziar León: The Region of Madrid, Spain

  • Landscape type: urban landscape (city center) and peri-urban patterns in the periphery of the city.
  • Cultural features of Madrid city provide very high and dense population.
  • Natural Features: mountain and plain characterization.
  • Urban planning: Urbanisation and rurbanization; "Linear City": Structure and Garden City ideas (in 19th century).
  • Discussion/Intersting aspects:
    • (Heike) Is it still the current planning style today?
    • (Ellen) Does it still have impact on the city and its periphery?
    • (Aycim) Was it applied ?
    • (Itziar) One part of Madrid (east part) was planned in this style.
    • (Itziar) The case study is basically about urban and landscape planning.
    • (Heike) Case study title should be edited.
    • (Ellen) Has Madrid developed very fast? Has the landscape been destroyed?
    • (Itziar) The development is concentrated in the urban city part. There is not much about nature conservation in the city periphery

Ran Tao and Chinyi Gu: Revitalization development of Greenbelt "Fecility" in Yanjiao, China

still missing!!!

Victoria Solis Pauwels: The Eastern mountains of Bogotá, Columbia

still missing!!!

Harun Ekinoglu: Evaluation of the Green system of Istanbul, Turkey

still missing!!!

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Further discussion and review of cross-cutting questions

  • short presentation by participants about their suggested cross-cutting themes and joint questions
  • discussing joint questions

How may landscape architecture contribute to integration of different age groups, ethics, etc in urban fringe?

ISIN's answer? through the following question: Why do people meet? Criterias for the areas where people meet/make them meet: quality, variety and continuousness. Is there agriculture too? (Ellen) Yes, there is and there is also industrial, settlement and nature protection areas. (Isin) Are there relationship among agricultural structure and island inhabitats? How can be agriculture keept in the urban fringe?(Ellen) There is a high pressure on agricultural areas from the industrial, settlements areas in the island (Isin) What is the perception of different ages and ethic groups about open-space? How do they perceive agricultural areas? (Ellen)

How can the transformation process be connected with the landscape sub-typologies?

Aycim presented her presentation about her case study answers combined to the 2nd and 3rd questions.

How may landscape planning contribute to quality improvement?

Emel presented her answer to this question reg. the city of van. Following aspects are of importance:

  • agriculture in the urban fringe
  • agriculture as a green infrastructure element
  • green infrastructure
  • aesthetic quality
  • quality of life in rur-urben areas
  • flexibility of life styles
  • environmental quality
  • creating green links for wholeness
  • where does rural start
  • rur-urban

Emel tried to illustrate her idea in a graphic:

  • quality of life
    • rural development/
    • environmental management
    • R-urban
      • landscape planning
        • landscape planning strategies + instruments connections
        • environmental + social aspects of quality of life

further aspects:

  • agriculture: methods are not very modern in that area; need to find out more.
  • landscape images and scenery: impressive topography (mountains)

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Joint Questions for cross-cutting themes (confirmed by participants and responsible persons chosen)

1. How may landscape architecture contribute to the integration of different age groups, ethnics etc. in the urban fringe?

  • Integration in an urban area
  • Quality of life in rur-urban areas
  • Flexibility of life styles

responsible for synthesis: Isin Barut

2. How can the transformation process be connected with the landscape sub-typologies?

  • where does rural start?
  • Rur-urban
  • Dynamics flows between urban and peri-urban areas
  • Monitoring land-use change

responsible for synthesis: Aycim Turer Baskaya

3. How may landscape planning contribute to quality improvement?

  • Aesthetic quality
  • Environmental quality
  • Social quality

responsible for synthesis: Emel Baylan

4. The maintenance and development of agricultural land-use in urban fringes can be a strategy of a greenbelt?

  • Agriculture in the urban fringe
  • Agriculture as a green infrastructure element
  • Green infrastructure
  • Creating green links for wholeness
  • Greenbelt, agriculture as a part of it

responsible for synthesis: Thelma Hisayasu and Paulo Pellegrino

still to decide:

  • Harun Ekinoglu
  • Itziar Leon
  • Ran Tao
  • Chinyi Gu
  • Victoria Solis Pauwels

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