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

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Further discussion of cross-cutting themes

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

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Joint Questions for cross-cutting themes (suggested)

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

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

3. How may landscape planning contribute to quality improvement?

  • Aesthetic quality
  • Environmental quality
  • Social quality

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

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