Evenimente

Special Session at the 8th EUGEO 2021 Congress on the Geography of Europe

June 28 – July 1, 2021

Prague, Czechia 

Change and Sustainability. Preserving and (Re)Constructing Place Attachment during Territorial Development Challenges

 

Organizers:

Oana-Ramona ILOVAN (Faculty of Geography, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania),

Iwona MARKUSZEWSKA (Faculty of Geographic and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)

Environment and landscape are under constant change that transforms land, places, and habitats. Various interests and power relations, considering diverse decision makers (e.g. public administration, economic and cultural entrepreneurs, regular citizens, civil society), impact the sustainable management of communities. At the same time, communities’ demands and expectations are to live in a safe and clean environment. This is a challenge to the sustainable management and development of urban and rural areas, and it frees up questions about preserving and (re)constructing attachment to places and maintaining social well-being.

Moving towards sustainability, which refers to human-environment coexistence in harmony, is a challenge for decision makers to meet the expectations of landscape stakeholders. Sustainability also challenges communities and individuals who feel they have to choose between maintaining economic benefits and an environmentally-friendly behaviour to reduce negative impact on landscape and regenerate destroyed landscapes and places.

Adjustment to change requires local communities’ reinterpreting their perception on and attitude towards places. This is true also for re/immigrated societies. Changes require that we (re)define place meaning and (re)develop place attachment.

We welcome contributions, from any theoretical perspective, on the following themes, but not limited to these:

  1. From topophilia to topophobia. From topophobia to topophilia. Local community perception of landscape changes;
  2. Processes of enhancing the sustainability of communities through place attachment;
  3. Assessing the sustainability of resource management based on historically informed and validated human activities and practices;
  4. Preserving and building territorial identities under new social, cultural and economic challenges;
  5. Feelings of connectedness and loss in fragile communities, undergoing disruptive changes;
  6. Tangible and intangible resources for sustainable development and (re)connecting people to places;
  7. Lessons from success and failure in experiencing new development paths and how were affected people’s place attachment;
  8. Greening and making a better place. Sustainable development of regenerated landscapes;
  9. Urban bioregions. Urban/rural regeneration practices, social capital and activism;
  10. Home is where my heart is: building territorial identity within immigrant communities;
  11. When place attachment creates conflicts: individual versus common needs. Sustainable use of landscape resources;
  12. How migration, political and economic changes impact building identity processes in a new place;
  13. Living together – how multicultural and multinational integrated communities contribute to shaping common place identity and individual place attachment;
  14. Misplaced and rooted out of the homeland – lost landscape in the immigrant community’s memories; 
  15. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to researching place attachment during community transformation.

Keywords: landscape transformations, regeneration, environment, territorial identities, power

For registration: https://on-line-form.eu/eugeo2021/abstracts/index.php?coo=1

See also: https://www.eugeo2021.eu/important-dates/


 

Open call for papers

Special Issue, no. 7/2021

Territorial Identities and Heritage. Discourses and Practices

Guest Editors: Oana-Ramona ILOVAN1 Marinela ISTRATE2
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (TIDRC), Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
2 Al. I. Cuza University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Territorial identity involves both the place attachment and belonging and the politics of territorial planning. Various types of identity (place, urban, regional, national, cultural, personal, community, etc.) have been proven to contribute to the identity of place, as these are viewed in relation to its historical heritage and characteristics. At the same time, local identity harbours emotional and symbolic meanings people ascribe to a sense of self and attachment to place.


This special issue starts from a relational, dynamic, and participatory notion of territorial identity. Therefore, it will host the results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity and its representations as constructed through discourses and practices.

We welcome contributions on the following topics of interest, but not limited to these:

  • Representations of territorial identity and development: discourses, images, practices
  • Heritage management
  • Perceptions of territorial identity at various levels
  • Constructing, preserving and promoting territorial identities
  • Place/regional attachment in time
  • (Re)defining place meaning and topophilia
  • Territorial identity and territorial planning
  • Territorial identity and public policy
  • Territorial identity and formal and informal education
  • Theoretical contributions for the study of territorial identity within the discourse of Cultural Geography
  • Research methodology for the study of territorial identity

For more details please check here


Open call for papers

Special Issue, no. 8/2021

Territorial Identities and Sustainable Development. Challenges and Solutions

Guest Editors: Oana-Ramona ILOVAN1 Marinela ISTRATE2
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, Territorial Identities and Development Research Centre (TIDRC), Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
2 Al. I. Cuza University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Territorial belonging and territorial attractiveness are elements of strategic relevance for development at various levels. Therefore, territorial identity is relevant for building the social capital so useful during the processes of development and territorial planning. The concern about territorial identity and development is part of the same trend that occurred in the academic and political environment after the 1990s, when it became obvious that there was a strong connection between these and environmental, social and economic well-being.

This special issue will host the results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity and its relation to sustainable development.

We welcome contributions on the following topics of interest, but not limited to these:

  • Territorial identity and (un)sustainable community development (rural and urban)
  • Territorial identity, regional development, and regional inequalities
  • Territorial identity and territorial planning
  • Territorial identity and public policy (including gender policies)
  • Territorial identity and smart communities
  • Territorial identity and green economies
  • Disruptive changes, resilience, and sustainable development
  • Tangible and intangible elements of territorial identity for sustainable development
  • Urban and rural regeneration based on territorial identities
  • Landscape transformations and sustainability
  • (Re)developing place attachment and meaning
  • Historically informed practices for resource management
  • Theoretical contributions for the study of territorial identity within the theoretical discourses on sustainable development
  • Research methodology for the study of territorial identity

For more details please check here


Dragi Colege şi Colegi,

Aceasta este o invitaţie la o secţiune specială pe care o organizăm (dr. Oana-Ramona ILOVAN şi dr. Marinela ISTRATE) în cadrul Lucrărilor Seminarului Geografic „Dimitrie Cantemir”.

Conferinţa va avea loc online, în 24 octombrie 2020, pe o platformă despre care participanţii vor primi mai multe informaţii în curând.
Nu există taxă de participare.
 
Comunicările din cadrul acestei secţiuni se vor desfăşura exclusiv în limba engleză.
 
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