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A New Roadmap For The Landscape In Catalonia.

Some Experiences

Pere Sala. Coordinator of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia
Catalan Parliament’s
adherence
(December 2000)
Creation of the Landscape
Observatory of Catalonia
(2005)
Landscape Act
(2005)
Decree for de development of
the Landscape Act
(2006)
European Landscape Convention
Context
Landscape Catalogues of Catalonia
Act 8/2005 of 8th of June for protection, management and planning of the
landscape in Catalonia:

“Documents of a descriptive and prospective nature which define the various
types of landscapes in Catalonia, identify their values and state of preservation
and propose the landscape quality objectives which need to be met.”
Landscape Catalogues
Landscape quality
objectives and
landscape directives
Town and country planning
Landscape catalogues and Landscape Directives
Landscape catalogues are
used for increasing
knowledge and for to the
introduction of landscape
quality objectives into town
and regional planning in
Catalonia, as well as into
sectorial policies (agriculture,
tourism…), with the
cooperation and participation
of the social agents
Article 3.8
3. Urban development in settlements with tree-lined enclosures
will receive special treatment due to their landscape value.
These are located in Figueres, Vilabertran, (…) In these cases,
possible new expansion will be integrated harmoniously
Into pre-existing structures, while also respecting their uniqueness.
Therefore, municipal urban planning schemes in the aforementioned
settlements will have to protect and plan the heritage of cypress tree windbreaks and tree-lined enclosures
of greater landscape interest, in addition to planning, managing and recovering the rest of them.
Landscape Directive
Every single landscape is different
from the rest (not better or worse
than the rest).

Each area, each landscapes shares
the same landscape character,
and they are a reflection of the
great natural, cultural, historic and
symbolic diversity to be found in
Catalonia.
Map of the Landscapes of Catalonia
135 landscapes
The definition of the 135
landscapes integrates the
relationship developed between
the population and its landscape
(such as the feeling of closeness,
emotional links, the feeling of
belonging, etc.)

People feel closer to the landscapes
Map of the Landscapes of Catalonia
Public participation
Map of the Landscapes of Catalonia
These 135 landscapes are
important because they
constitute the basic territorial
units to which specific landscape
policies are applied
Map of the Landscapes of Catalonia
Names long-established between
the population and that belong to
collective memory

People feel closer to the
landscapes
Map of the Landscapes of Catalonia
The new social movements, the
new ways of reading the territory,
are discovering in this landscape
units a source of inspiration to
manage areas
The map of the landscapes is becoming
increasingly relevant and is being used in many
different ways
Landscape catalogues of Catalonia
Landscape catalogues have become at
present the basis for many initiatives
carried out by institutions and NGOs at
regional and local level
Now that the main lines of the Landscape Law
are consolidated, we are embarking on a new
approach, for which it has designed a
roadmap called CATPAISATGE 2020
Nine years after the Landscape Law was passed...
www.catpaisatge.net
Places the emphasis on elements such as
identity, internationalization,
competitiveness, creativity, cross-cutting
actions, local development,
entrepreneurship, research, education,
innovation and communication
CATPAISATGE 2020 is mainly a challenge:
being able to reach quality and excellence
in everything we do and wherever we do it
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Internationalization from singularity
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Landscapes that mantain, reinforce and
develop their own identity and personality
have more possibilities to prosper than
those which are homogeneous or banal.
The Landscape Catalogue identified a landscape character, an
identity, that has been used by the local city halls of Els Aspres to
create a public consortium aimed at valorising the area, their
heritage, their local products… their landscape at the end.
Els Aspres d’Empordà Consortium
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
In the context of a globalized economy,
landscape quality becomes a decisive
factor to attract enterprises, particularly
those of the most advanced sectors
(knowledge industry business).
Quality local production is increasingly
related to quality landscapes.
Priorat County
Largely rural County that, until a few years ago, was suffering from
depopulation and impoverishment
An example of an intelligent community that, as a result of some social initiatives, has
been able to re-invent itself by working towards quality of the territory
Priorat County
Civil society is playing an active role in the extraordinary transformation
Priorat County
local political representatives
vineyard owners
denominations of origin
the local media
cultural and social organisations and associations
experts
ordinary citizens
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Quality and singularity of the landscape
have a positive impact on sectors such as
cinema, advertising, fashion, gastronomy,
design and so on.
International Seminar (october 2013)
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Quality and singularity of the landscape
have a positive impact on sectors such as
cinema, advertising, fashion, gastronomy,
design and so on.
Creativity is part of the more successful
development strategies for tourism,
agriculture, etc.
Cross-border Landscape Plan of La Cerdanya
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Landscape at local level
Landscape planning at local level in Europe
Carried out in
collaboration with
the Government of
Andorra.

France
Germany
Netherland
Switzerland
UK
Région Wallonne
Landscape planning at local level in Europe
Landscape planning at local level in Europe
Landscape planning at local level in Europe
Initiatives
Cases of interest
Criteria
Documentation
Landscape in he
press
New website “Landscape from the local perspective”
Collection of resources
and guidelines related
to landscape
protection,
management and
planning at local level
New website “Landscape from the local perspective”
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Landscape at local level
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Landscape, values and community
Landscape at local level
Interest for landscape values that can contribute to
the transition to a new collective values model that
should be promoted and reinforced (cohesion,
solidarity, diversity, cooperation, integration,
welfare, communal living, tradition and innovation,
beauty...)
Wikipedra. Database of dry stone huts and shelters
Wikipedra. Database of dry stone huts and shelters
Wikipedra. Database of dry stone huts and shelters
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularization
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Landscape, values and community
Landscape, employment and entrepreneurship
Landscape at local level
International Seminar “Landscape and business“ (2015)
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Climate change, energy and landscape
Landscape, values and community
Landscape, employment and entrepreneurship
Landscape at local level
Landscape is a first-class indicator for understanding
the effects of climate change, imagining future
scenarios, and designing adaptation strategies,
while at the same time combating this change.
Sitting and designing windfarms in the landscape
Sitting and designing windfarms in the landscape
Sitting and designing windfarms in the landscape
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Research and innovation as growing values
Climate change, energy and landscape
Landscape, values and community
Landscape, employment and entrepreneurship
Landscape at local level
PaHisCat. Historic evolution of landscapes
Pilot project on the evolution of landscape.
It aims to decipher and diffuse traces of the past
that are visible in four different landscapes in
Catalonia.
Provides guidelines on territorial, heritage and
sectorial planning.
Challenges in mapping the landscape: territorial
dynamics and intangible values
Landscape, creativity and strategic sectors
The creation of new reference landscapes
Internationalization from singularity
Living and producing within quality surroundings
A new road map for the Landscape:
CATPAISATGE2020. Landscape and Future
Research and innovation as growing values
Climate change, energy and landscape
Landscape, values and community
Landscape, employment and entrepreneurship
Education and comunication
Landscape at local level
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