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Depar tment of Geography Faculty of Science University of Zagreb
International Scientific Conference APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE 5 – 6 November 2010, Zagreb
BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
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.2010.Publisher: Department of Geography Faculty of Science University of Zagreb Marulićev trg 19/2 10 000 Zagreb For publisher: Ivo Nejašmić Edited by: Aleksandar Lukić Print: HEROINA A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the National and University Library in Zagreb under 747148 ISBN 978-953-6076-22-2 Printed in Croatia 2010
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Croatia Ivan RATKAJ. Scotland. Croatia
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE* Laura ŠAKAJA. University of Zagreb. Hungary Damir MAGAŠ. University of Potsdam. 8:08:29
. University of Zagreb.2010. The University of Arizona. Croatia Vuk Tvrtko OPAČIĆ. University of Strathclyde. Croatia Anton GOSAR. United Kingdom Vera PAVLAKOVICH-KOCHI. Germany Antoine BAILLY. University of Geneve. Slovenia Dénes LÓCZY.SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Hartmut ASCHE. Slovenia Reinhard HENKEL. Arizona. University of Zagreb. Croatia Michael PACIONE. University of Zagreb. Koper. University of Zadar. University of Zagreb. secretary Vedran PRELOGOVIĆ. Germany Marko KREVS.11. treasurer Nenad BUZJAK Marin CVITANOVIĆ Ivan ČANJEVAC Danijel OREŠIĆ *all from University of Zagreb
Book of Abstracts. University of Pécs. USA Dane PEJNOVIĆ. Switzerland Zoran CURIĆ. University of Heidelberg. Serbia Zoran ROCA.indd 5
2. Croatia Borna FUERST-BJELIŠ. Glasgow. University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Lisbon. University of Zagreb. Croatia Ivo NEJAŠMIĆ. Portugal Aleksandar TOSKIĆ. Croatia Sanja FAIVRE. University of Primorska. University of Ljubljana. University of Zagreb. University of Belgrade. conference coordinator Aleksandar LUKIĆ. Tucson.
2.11.2010.Book of Abstracts.
11:00 Discussion 11:00 . Nenad Živković Socio-economic effects of the river system changes in Donja Kolubara river valley Lana Slavuj Urban quality of life – case study of Rijeka Jernej Tiran Settlement area type as a factor of electoral behavior LUNCH BREAK: 13:00 .15:00 ROOM 3 3 3 3 ROOM 2 2 2 2 ROOM 1 1 1 1
Book of Abstracts. Slavoljub Dragićević.11. Blaž Komac Measurments of various erosion processes in flysch and dolomite regions in Slovenia Nenad Buzjak. 8:08:29
. UK) Mirjana Roksandić. Matija Zorn Landslide geomorphology .2010.1 Spatial.PROGRAMME
Thursday 4th November 2010 18:00 .1 Relation between theory and practice in geography Chair: Peter Jordan Maria Prezioso Researching in geography.1 Applied physical geography and geoecological analyses Chair: Dušan Plut Blaž Komac. Eva Maria Noack The impact of migration on social capital and social cohesion in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire (Scotland. is it possible to match science.landslides as an important morphogenetic factor Matija Zorn.11:30 COFFEE BREAK with snacks
Section 1. Mladen Pahernik Applied geoecological research of Samobor karst area Neven Bočić Values of geoheritage in the karst underground of Croatia and their protection Section 3.indd 7
2.10:30 Opening keynote lecture: Michael Pacione Applied geography: principles and praxis 10:30 . social and economic analysis Chair: lučka lorber Holger Bergmann.20:00 Registration (optional)
Friday 5th November 2010
8:00 . theory and practice of the territorial development? Katja Vintar Mally Measuring progress towards sustainability: the geographers view Ivo Nejašmić Applied research in population geography Danijel Orešić Applied hydrogeography – its placement and role Section 2.9:00 Registration 9:15 Welcome speech and opening 9:45 .
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Section 1. Scotland Martina Jakovčić Geography of leisure .3 Regional and spatial planning Chair: Anton Gosar Dejan Rebernik Applied geographical research of urban development and urban planning in Slovenia Peter Jordan Progress in administrative decentralisation in transformation countries – a comparative survey Dritan Rustja Regional and spatial planning as a contribution in applied geography: the case of the periurban area of Shkoder city – Albania ROOM 1 1
Book of Abstracts. Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš Regional development of border regions: from periphery to developmental axis Section 2. 8:08:29
.2 Relation between theory and practice in geography Regional and spatial planning Chair: Maria Prezioso Andrej Černe Geographical concepts in regional and spatial planning Damir Magaš Applied geography in spatial planning – Croatian case Alois Humer The role of applied spatial science in a complex multi-level and multi-actor system – EU regional policy and the ESPON programme Darko Stilinović.2 Spatial. Jelena Jovanović Protected areas for conservation or sustainable development Jelena Puđak Classification methodology of bioregions with initial proposal of Croatian bioregions Luka Valožić.indd 8
Section 1. Irena Mrak. Dušan Plut Geographical identification of development potential for the sustainable development of protected areas Section 3. Stanko Rihtar Planning more human city: student attitudes towards cycling and transport in Zagreb COFFEE BREAK: 16:20 .2010.2 Applied physical geography and geoecological analyses Protection and management of natural resources Chair: Sanja Faivre Peter Mackelworth. Belgium Eva Maria Noack.how to choose your favorite shopping centre Aleksandar Lukić. Vedran Prelogović. Sébastien Dujardin. Holger Bergmann Transport mobility and accessibility: results of research on women in rural Aberdeenshire. François Pirart Home-to-work commuting and reducing energy consumption: what role can geography play? A multi-scalar analysis of Wallonia. Marin Cvitanović Forest at the end of the city: deforestation and urbanization in Medvednica protected area Barbara Lampič. social and economic analysis Chair: Ivan Ratkaj Jacques Teller.
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Section 1.3 Spatial perception and imagination Chair: Marko Krevs Tatjana Resnik Planinc. flood and avalanche risk maps for the area of Tržič municipality (Slovenia) as the basis of the new municipal spatial plan Nika Razpotnik Visković Environmental conflicts between habitats of the vulnerable bird species and power line network Ervis Krymbi Management of natural resources in Shkodra region ROOM 1
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Book of Abstracts. Mojca Ilc European identity in Slovenian education systems through geographical perspective Ivana Crljenko. Ivan Ratkaj Shrinking regions in Serbia – Zaplanje case study Section 2. Marko Krevs. Uroš Stepišnik Composition of erosion. Mladen Klemenčić Geography and encyclopaedias Laura Šakaja.causes. Mladen Pahernik Vulnerability of western Istrian coast to sea-level rise Section 3. Rob Loke Towards better forecasting of business spatial demand: planning of industrial estates in the Netherlands by an enhanced modeling approach 1 Marija Martinović. Michel Traa. Haris Jahić Landslides in the city of Sarajevo .2010. consequences and sanitation Sanja Faivre.4 Natural risk management Protection and management of natural resources Chair: Danijel Orešić Karel Natek. Blaž Repe.4 Regional and spatial planning Chair: Andrej černe Lučka Lorber Interdisciplinary methodological approach to the process of brownfield revitalisation of traditional industrial areas ROOM 1
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. Jan Schuur. Irena Mrak.11. Darko Ogrin.Section 2.3 Applied physical geography and geoecological analyses Natural risk management Chair: Peter Mackelworth Maria Coronato Natural risk and cohesion Emir Temimović. Barbara Lampič. Svjetlana Višnić Experiencing a place: Karlovac as an older teenagers’ daily environment COFFEE BREAK: 17:45 .
Section 3. a World Heritage site? Section 3. Gregor Bunčič Climate changes and winter tourism in Slovenia ROOM 3 3 3 3 ROOM ROOM 1
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Book of Abstracts. Rok Vengar. František Petrovič Historical agricultural landscape as an subject of landscape ecological research Maria Helena Mesquita Pina Which strategies should be adopted to preserve and enhance the Douro region (NE Portugal). Matic Močnik. social and economic analysis (tourism) Chair: Vuk Tvrtko Opačić Daniel Göler. Nastja Rodman.economic dynamics. Trg bana J. social and economic analysis (tourism) Chair: Daniel Göler Zoran Roca.11.2010. 8:08:29
. spatial development and future perspectives Jasenka Kranjčević. Matthias Bickert Coastal tourism in Montenegro . Maria de Nazaré Roca. Jelačića 7/1 (main square)
Saturday 6th November 2010
09:00-10:20 Section 1. José A Oliveira The growth of second homes in Portugal: spatial planning and development policy concerns Vuk Tvrtko Opačić The concept proposal for the study of the second home phenomenon in the receiving second home area Milena Taleska The challenges and opportunities of developing wine tourism in the Republic of Macedonia Matej Ogrin.5 Valorization and protection of cultural landscapes Chair: borna Fuerst-bjeliš Branka Butina From the seven wonders of the world to the UNESCO World Heritage: political and economic aspects of institutionalised cultural preservation Jana Špulerová.4 Spatial.5 Geographic curriculum and applied geography Chair: biljana Vranković Karmen Kolenc Kolnik Applied geography and the new goals of geography education in Slovenia Clemens Wieser Action as a missing link between theory and practice of geography education: conceptual requirements for a theory of practice of geography teaching Yvonne Franz From curricular theory to practical implementation: in-depth insight into UNICA Euromaster in Urban Studies (4Cities) Đurđica Komlenović Applicative geography curricula in secondary education in Serbia Section 2. Andraž Smolej. Holger Lehmeier. Izidora Marković Geographical aspects of spatial planning for tourism Nikola Glamuzina Geographic characteristics of the development of tourism in the Middle Dalmatian Islands at the end of the 20th and the beggining of the 21st century ROOM 3 3
CONFERENCE DINNER: 20:30 Restaurant Klub književnika.indd 10
2.6 Valorization and protection of cultural landscapes Chair: Zoran Roca Benedetta Castiglioni. Dragoslav Pavić. 8:08:29
. Vesna Koščak Miočić-Stošić.6 (10:45 – 11:45) Geographic curriculum and applied geography Chair: Karmen Kolenc Kolnik Eva Konečnik Kotnik Applicative economic geography in general grammar school in Slovenia Biljana Vranković. Carlinda Leite (Re)Interpretations by teachers in Portugal of the National Geography Curriculum in primary education Section 1.11. Mauro Varotto The contribution of geography in landscape planning: an experimental approach in Veneto Region (Italy) Biserka Dumbović Bilušić. Spain) Ivan Madžar Changes in the physiognomy and area structure of settlements Međugorje-Bijakovići (1981-2008) Vladimir Stojanović. Željka Šiljković.6 A (11:50 – 12:30) Natural risk management Chair: Matej Ogrin Čedomir Benac. Sanja Faivre Landslide database and its applicability: the case of Rijeka area Section 2. Milana Pašić Landscape management in Vojvodina as a prerequisite for its sustainable development ROOM 2 ROOM 1 1 ROOM 1 1 1
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Book of Abstracts. Rade Knežević The influence of natural hazard for touristic development in the Kvarner area (Northeastern Adriatic sea) Renata Grbac Žiković. Dubravka Spevec. Petra Radeljak. Aleksandar Toskić.5 Applied GIS and other geo-information technologies Chair: Nenad buzjak Hartmut Asche. Ružica Vuk External evaluation of eight-grade students in domain of general geography Felisbela Martins.10:45 ROOM 4 4 4
Section 1.Section 4. Viviana Ferrario. Vladimir Kušan A contribution to research in landscape characterization methodology on example of the Strategy for Landscape Character Protection of the City of Zagreb Alfonso Garcia De la Vega Cultural heritage assessment in the landscape of the Tiermes Combe (Soria. Rita Engemaier Collaborative development of the web-based Croatian demographic atlas information system DACIS Tomas Hudecek Analysis of accessibility patterns in Czechia from 1921 to 2020 Ákos Jakobi Application of interpolated surface models on Hungarian socio-economic data COFFEE BREAK: 10:20 .2010.
Silvija Stankute. Markus Wolff Developing an integrated GIS-VIS software environment for GIS-based quality map production COFFEE BREAK with snacks: 12:30 .11.13:00 ROOM 4 4 ROOM 3 3 3 3 3
13:00 . Roman Ozimec Monitoring of speleological objects in Nature Park Biokovo –basement for government and protection of endogenous karst phenomena in protected areas Jure Marić Geography in regional planning .indd 12
GUIDED CITY TOUR (optional): 16:00 .conditions and possibilities Mladen Maradin The approach to the climate indicators in the spatial plans of the counties in Croatia Márton Berki Hybrid geographies: nature and/or society Alfonso Garcia de la Vega Acquisition of key competences in geography through problem-based learning Madalina-Teodora Andrei.17:45 FAREWELL PARTY (drinks. social and economic analysis Chair: Damir Magaš Simon Kušar Institutional approach in economic geography: applicative view Mikica Sibinović. snacks): 20:00 University of Zagreb Trg maršala Tita 14 POSTER PRESENTATIONS (Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November) Ksenija Protrka.6 Spatial. Ivan Ratkaj Structural changes in the peri-urban agriculture of the Belgrade region Luka Valožić.13:45
Closing keynote lecture: Antoine Bailly An epistemology of applied geography
13:45 . GIS application approach
Book of Abstracts. Florin Vartolomei Landscape’s evolution.6 Applied GIS and other geo-information technologies Chair: Aleksandar Toskić Verka Jovanović.2010. Dražen Njegač Population distribution change in Istria county Tatjana Fischer From assumptions to facts – a necessary condition for sustainable development of rural areas András Donát Kovács Ideas for the future of scattered farms in Hungary Section 4.Section 3. Aleksandar Toskić. Emilija Manić GIS analysis of the trade development indicators in Republic of Serbia Hartmut Asche. 8:08:29
. Olgica Bošković.
.11. Alma Pobrić. Marija Misilo Morphological features of the Una-Sana Canton relief as a factor of spatial planning STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATION Ivan Šulc Demographic basis of tourism development on Croatian islands .19:00
Book of Abstracts. Samir Đug Sports-recreation tourism as a component of the general turistic development : cycling track in Trnovo municipality Aida Korjenić.2010.Nusret Drešković.the example of Mljet Island
Sunday 7th November 2010
Excursion (advanced booking by e-mail necessary) 9:00 .indd 13
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Dubravka SPEVEC. Eva Maria NOACK Márton BERKI Neven BOČIĆ
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HYBRID GEOGRAPHIES: NATURE AND/OR SOCIETY VALUES OF GEOHERITAGE IN THE KARST UNDERGROUND OF CROATIA AND THEIR PROTECTION FROM THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD TO THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF INSTITUTIONALISED CULTURAL PRESERVATION
APPLIED GEOECOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF SAMOBOR KARST AREA
Nenad BUZJAK. Silvija STANKUTE. Vladimir KUŠAN
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KEYNOTE LECTURES AN EPISTEMOLOGY OF APPLIED GEOGRAPHY
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APPLIED GEOGRAPHY: PRINCIPLES AND PRAXIS
LANDSCAPE’S EVOLUTION.11. Viviana FERRARIO. UK)
Holger BERGMANN. Jan SCHUUR. Mauro VAROTTO Andrej ČERNE
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GEOGRAPHICAL CONCEPTS IN REGIONAL AND SPATIAL PLANNING NATURAL RISK AND COHESION
GEOGRAPHY AND ENCYCLOPAEDIAS
Ivana CRLJENKO. Mladen PAHERNIK
THE CONTRIBUTION OF GEOGRAPHY IN LANDSCAPE PLANNING: AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH IN VENETO REGION (ITALY)
Benedetta CASTIGLIONI. 8:08:30
. Samir ĐUG
A CONTRIBUTION TO RESEARCH IN LANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION METHODOLOGY ON EXAMPLE OF THE STRATEGY FOR LANDSCAPE CHARACTER PROTECTION OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB
Biserka DUMBOVIĆ BILUŠIĆ. Rob LOKE
THE INFLUENCE OF NATURAL HAZARD FOR TURISTIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE KVARNER AREA (NORTHEASTERN ADRIATIC SEA)
Čedomir BENAC. Aleksandar TOSKIĆ. Michel TRAA. Vesna KOŠČAK MIOČIĆ-STOŠIĆ. GIS APPLICATION APPROACH
Madalina-Teodora ANDREI.TAblE OF CONTENTS
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2.CYCLING TRACK IN TRNOVO MUNICIPALITY
Nusret DREŠKOVIĆ. Rita ENGEMAIER
DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED GIS-VIS SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT FOR GIS-BASED QUALITY MAP PRODUCTION
Hartmut ASCHE. Faculty of Science.2010. Markus WOLFF
TOWARDS BETTER FORECASTING OF BUSINESS SPATIAL DEMAND: PLANNING OF INDUSTRIAL ESTATES IN THE NETHERLANDS BY AN ENHANCED MODELING APPROACH
Pascal BECKERS. Rade KNEŽEVIĆ
THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION ON SOCIAL CAPITAL AND SOCIAL COHESION IN ABERDEEN AND ABERDEENSHIRE (SCOTLAND. Alma POBRIĆ. Mladen KLEMENČIĆ
SPORTS-RECREATION TURISM AS COMPONENT OF THE GENERAL TURISTIC DEVELOPMENT . Florin VARTOLOMEI
COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WEB-BASED CROATIAN DEMOGRAPHIC ATLAS INFORMATION SYSTEM DACIS
Alfonso GARCÍA DE LA VEGA Alfonso GARCÍA DE LA VEGA
ACQUISITION OF KEY COMPETENCES IN GEOGRAPHY THROUGH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM IN THE MIDDLE DALMATIAN ISLANDS AT THE END OF THE 20TH AND THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY
COASTAL TOURISM IN MONTENEGRO – ECONOMIC DYNAMICS. 8:08:30
. Mladen PAHERNIK
FROM ASSUMPTIONS TO FACTS – A NECESSARY CONDITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS
FROM CURRICULAR THEORY TO PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION: IN-DEPTH INSIGHT INTO UNICA EUROMASTER IN URBAN STUDIES (4CITIES)
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CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSESSMENT IN THE LANDSCAPE OF THE TIERMES COMBE (SORIA. Olgica BOŠKOVIĆ. Marija MISLIO András DONÁT KOVÁCS
IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE OF SCATTERED FARMS IN HUNGARY GEOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS OF SPATIAL PLANNING FOR TOURISM
Jasenka KRANJČEVIĆ. Petra RADELJAK. Matthias BICKERT. Matija ZORN Đurđica KOMLENOVIĆ
APPLICATIVE GEOGRAPHY CURRICULA IN SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SERBIA APPLICATIVE ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY IN GENERAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN SLOVENIA
Eva KONEČNIK KOTNIK
MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE UNA-SANA CANTON RELIEF AS A FACTOR OF SPATIAL PLANNING
Aida KORJENIĆ. SPATIAL DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Daniel GÖLER.2010. Holger LEHMEIER
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LANDSLIDE DATABASE AND ITS APPLICABILITY: THE CASE OF RIJEKA AREA
Renata GRBAC ŽIKOVIĆ. Izidora MARKOVIĆ Ervis KRYMBI
MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN SHKODRA REGION
Book of Abstracts.VULNERABILITY OF WESTERN ISTRIAN COAST TO SEA-LEVEL RISE
Sanja FAIVRE. Sanja FAIVRE Tomas HUDECEK
ANALYSIS OF ACCESSIBILITY PATTERNS IN CZECHIA FROM 1921 TO 2020 THE ROLE OF APPLIED SPATIAL SCIENCE IN A COMPLEX MULTI-LEVEL AND MULTI-ACTOR SYSTEM – EU REGIONAL POLICY AND THE ESPON PROGRAMME
Alois HUMER Ákos JAKOBI
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APPLICATION OF INTERPOLATED SURFACE MODELS ON HUNGARIAN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA GEOGRAPHY OF LEISURE – HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SHOPPING CENTRE
PROGRESS IN ADMINISTRATIVE DECENTRALISATION IN TRANSFORMATION COUNTRIES – A COMPARATIVE SURVEY
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GIS ANALYSIS OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS IN REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Verka JOVANOVIĆ.11.indd 16
2. Emilija MANIĆ Karmen KOLENC KOLNIK
APPLIED GEOGRAPHY AND THE NEW GOALS OF GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION IN SLOVENIA LANDSLIDE GEOMORPHOLOGY – LANDSLIDES AS AN IMPORTANT MORPHOGENETIC FACTOR
INTERDISCIPLINARY METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE PROCESS OF BROWNFIELD REVITALISATION OF TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIAL AREAS
PLANNING MORE HUMAN CITY: STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS CYCLING AND TRANSPORT IN ZAGREB 68
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APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN SPATIAL PLANNING – CROATIAN CASE
THE APPROACH TO THE CLIMATE INDICATORS IN THE SPATIAL PLANS OF THE COUNTIES IN CROATIA
Mladen MARADIN Jure MARIĆ
GEOGRAPHY IN REGIONAL PLANNING . Marko KREVS. Vedran PRELOGOVIĆ. Barbara LAMPIČ. FLOOD AND AVALANCHE RISK MAPS FOR THE AREA OF TRžIČ MUNICIPALITY (SLOVENIA) AS THE BASIS OF THE NEW MUNICIPAL SPATIAL PLAN APPLIED RESEARCH IN POPULATION GEOGRAPHY
Karel NATEK. Andraž SMOLEJ. Irena MRAK. THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT?
Book of Abstracts. Uroš STEPIŠNIK
TRANSPORT MOBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY: RESULTS OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN IN RURAL ABERDEENSHIRE.QUO VADIS? GEOGRAPHICAL CONSIDERATION BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE
COMPOSITION OF EROSION. Darko OGRIN. Rok VENGAR.2010. A WORLD HERITAGE SITE?
Maria Helena Mesquita PINA
RESEARCHING IN GEOGRAPHY. SCOTLAND
Eva Maria NOACK. Nastja RODMAN. Blaž REPE. Stanko RIHTAR Peter MACKELWORTH. Holger BERGMANN
CLIMATE CHANGES AND WINTER TOURISM IN SLOVENIA
Matej OGRIN. Matic MOČNIK. Irena MRAK. 8:08:30
. IS IT POSSIBLE TO MATCH SCIENCE. Jelena JOVANOVIĆ
PROTECTED AREAS FOR CONSERVATION OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? CHANGES IN THE PHYSIOGNOMY AND AREA STRUCTURE OF SETTLEMENTS MEĐUGORJE – BIJAKOVIĆI (1981 .CONDITIONS AND POSSIBILITIES SHRINKING REGIONS IN SERBIA – ZAPLANJE CASE STUDY
Marija MARTINOVIĆ. Gregor BUNČIČ
THE CONCEPT PROPOSAL FOR THE STUDY OF THE SECOND HOME PHENOMENON IN THE RECEIVING SECOND HOME AREA
Vuk Tvrtko OPAČIĆ Danijel OREŠIĆ
APPLIED HYDROGEOGRAPHY – ITS PLACEMENT AND ROLE WHICH STRATEGIES SHOULD BE ADOPTED TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE DOURO REGION (NE PORTUGAL).indd 17
2.11.INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH IN ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: APPLICATIVE VIEW
GEOGRAPHICAL IDENTIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS
Barbara LAMPIČ. Ivan RATKAJ
(RE)INTERPRETATIONS BY TEACHERS IN PORTUGAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
Felisbela MARTINS. Carlinda LEITE
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF 21 CENTURY .
Slavoljub DRAGIČEVIĆ. Borna FUERST-BJELIŠ
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT IN VOJVODINA AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ITS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Vladimir STOJANOVIĆ. Maria DE NAZARÉ ROCA. Mojca ILC
THE GROWTH OF SECOND HOMES IN PORTUGAL: SPATIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY CONCERNS
Zoran ROCA. Dragoslav PAVIĆ. Haris JAHIĆ Jernej TIRAN
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LANDSLIDES CITY OF SARAJEVO-CAUSES. Aleksandar TOSKIĆ. José A. Ivan RATKAJ Lana SLAVUJ
URBAN QUALITY OF LIFE – CASE STUDY OF RIJEKA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF BORDER REGIONS: FROM PERIPHERY TO DEVELOPMENTAL AXIS
Darko STILINOVIĆ. Sébastien DUJARDIN.MONITORING OF SPELEOLOGICAL OBJECTS IN NATURE PARK BIOKOVO – BASEMENT FOR GOVERNMENT AND PROTECTION OF ENDOGENOUS KARST PHENOMENA IN PROTECTED AREAS 85
Ksenija PROTRKA. Nenad ŽIVKOVIĆ
REGIONAL AND SPATIAL PLANNING AS A CONTRIBUTION IN APPLIED GEOGRAPHY: THE CASE OF THE PERIURBAN AREA OF SHKODER CITY – ALBANIA
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STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE PERI-URBAN AGRICULTURE OF THE BELGRADE REGION
Mikica SIBINOVIĆ.2010. Milana PAŠIĆ Laura ŠAKAJA. Željka ŠILJKOVIĆ. Dražen NJEGAČ Katja VINTAR MALLY
MEASURING PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: THE GEOGRAPHERS VIEW EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF EIGHT-GRADE STUDENTS IN DOMAIN OF GENERAL GEOGRAPHY
Biljana VRANKOVIĆ. Ružica VUK
Book of Abstracts. Roman OZIMEC Jelena PUĐAK
CLASSIFICATION METHODOLOGY OF BIOREGIONS WITH INITIAL PROPOSAL OF CROATIAN BIOREGIONS ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS BETWEEN HABITATS OF THE VULNERABLE BIRD SPECIES AND POWER LINE NETWORK
Nika RAZPOTNIK VISKOVIĆ Dejan REBERNIK
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APPLIED GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN PLANNING IN SLOVENIA EUROPEAN IDENTITY IN SLOVENIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE
Tatjana RESNIK PLANINC.indd 18
2. François PIRART Emir TEMIMOVIĆ.11. 8:08:30
. Marin CVITANOVIĆ
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POPULATION DISTRIBUTION CHANGE IN ISTRIA COUNTY
Luka VALOŽIĆ. Svjetlana VIŠNIĆ
EXPERIENCING A PLACE: KARLOVAC AS AN OLDER TEENAGERS’ DAILY ENVIRONMENT HISTORICAL AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE AS A SUBJECT OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Jana ŠPULEROVÁ. CONSEQUENCES AND SANATION SETTLEMENT AREA TYPE AS A FACTOR OF ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR FOREST AT THE END OF THE CITY: DEFORESTATION AND URBANIZATION IN MEDVEDNICA PROTECTED AREA
Luka VALOŽIĆ. OLIVEIRA
SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE RIVER SYSTEM CHANGES IN DONJA KOLUBARA RIVER VALLEY
Mirjana ROKSANDIĆ. František PETROVIČ
THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DEVELOPING WINE TOURISM IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
HOME-TO-WORK COMMUTING AND REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION: WHAT ROLE CAN GEOGRAPHY PLAY?
ACTION AS A MISSING LINK BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
MEASUREMENTS OF VARIOUS EROSION PROCESSES IN FLYSCH AND DOLOMITE REGIONS IN SLOVENIA
Matija ZORN. 8:08:30
.11. Blaž KOMAC
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Such subjects. In the name of the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Science at the University of Zagreb. Are new study programmes compatible with the labour market? Is traditional academic education being supplemented with new practical programmes? Are potential employers aware of geographers’ skills? These are just some of the questions waiting to be answered. our thanks go to the Ministry of Science. University of Zagreb Ladies and gentlemen.11. Also. The fact that the application of geography is still mostly in the field of teaching gives this course of events an even greater importance.indd 21 2. “… in fact. the initiative only got as far as testing the public’s opinion on the subject. but the main reason arises from the fact that in today’s world we are faced with numerous challenges which require a quick reaction and a well-thought answer. It made the journey from an all-encompassing discipline (“everything is geography”) to being the basis for many advanced applications. 8:08:30
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Book of Abstracts. It is better to see them as two sides of the same medal. Phasing out geography is detrimental on many levels: a) the society is less and less informed about the important topics about the world we’re living in (from local to international level) b) by weakening the position of geography as a teaching subject. Faculty of Science. the so called “Bologna process” has brought many changes. the new curriculum being one of them. as valuable as they are. a dialectic relationship between the two“.International Scientific Conference . On university level. There were several reasons for organizing a scientific conference on applied geography. I wish you a warm welcome. Education and Sport as well as the Faculty of Science for their financial support. the number of potential students interested in studying geography is decreasing and.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Head of the Department of Geography. We hope that this conference will give some of those answers we’re looking for. Human geography is being replaced by “social studies” while the same is happening to physical geography at the hands of “environmental sciences”. just as other scientific disciplines have. in some extreme cases it was completely removed from the curricula of elementary and high schools. So far. still don’t offer an integral approach. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the Organizing committee for a great effort they have put in organizing this conference. consequently. A question one would naturally ask is: what is the connection between applied and basic research? A lot has been written on the topic. economical and ecological problems we’re faced with. as Michael Pacione once said. It is.2010. which is one of the main characteristics of good geography education. and it is one of the topics of our conference. To all the colleagues who have travelled from other parts of Croatia and the world I wish a pleasant stay in Zagreb. In the last few decades geography started losing ground in some European countries. c) there are less and less geography experts which could take part in solving many social. distinguished colleagues. For this occasion we shouldn’t give too much importance to the dichotomy between research in theory on one and applied geography on the other side. Initiatives like these exist in Croatia: those who favor them talk about the experience in other countries.
and many authors have already written on it. as well as a market niche. One should strive to strengthen geography and to dedicate it to the welfare of society. but a rather visible institution to which private and public entities really do look for advice and research“. albeit slowly. My dear colleagues. especially to everyday life of people in the local community. where geography and its sub disciplines are irreplaceable (or should be)! The reality shows us. We should try and introduce “the outside world” to our abilities and capacities in solving the problems of our society.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Moreover.International Scientific Conference . geography hasn’t been recognized in the field of applied research and we have to be ever more active in offering our products and services in order to change the public perception of geography. I will conclude this speech with words written by British geographer Robert Saks in his book ‘Homo Geographicus’: „… we humans are geographical beings”.11. we’re witnessing a change in the way of financing of science and higher education.2010. but moving at a pace that leaves the field open for predators“. American geographer Richard Morrill once wrote: “The university need not be just an ivory tower. 8:08:30
. Changes do happen. How to compete with other scientific disciplines? In multidisciplinary research which combines interactive elements of natural and social environment. There are only a few market niches available to geographers. This interesting remark should help us to awake our self-esteem as one of the conditions for improving the position and importance of geography in the 21st century. I am certain that we share a common wish: that our scientific conference is successful and above all abounds in applicable results. There are many areas of research. that geography is a powerful discipline with unfulfilled potentials in solving crucial societal and environmental problems. The trend is to reduce the financing from state budget and encourage institutions to find new sources of income on the market. Ivo Nejašmić
Book of Abstracts. sc. Thus. Another problem in Croatia is the fact that the labour market is not diverse enough. Many other disciplines are more successful than geography. dr. geography has a leading role (or. with other disciplines taking part in it (such as architects and urban planners in spatial planning. Bailly and Gibson said: “ Changes are going on in each country where geographers are honored and get high public positions.indd 22 2. especially when it comes to creating an image in the media. economists in regional planning etc). at least it should have). Thank you for your attention! Prof.
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AN EPISTEMOlOGY OF APPlIED GEOGRAPHY
Antoine BAILLY University of Geneve.bailly@unige.International Scientific Conference . In the presentation we use the concept of “planning triangle” to illustrate the role of the people.
Book of Abstracts. a prospective perspective is adopted to consider the question of the value of applied geography for contemporary societies. The purpose of the conference is to show that applied geography is rather weakly epistemologically grounded and then to offer some guidelines for the specific role of applied geography now and in the future. is embedded in cultural and social practices. Scotland. 8:08:30
.indd 25 2. Geography. Glasgow. A translational science. so that the objects of decisions can be constructed in ways that are more in keeping with the views of people. by empirical examples of applied research in the field of urban geography. in Part II. We must understand the subjectivity of our knowledge and the necessity of adopting a behavioural approach. United Kingdom
(m. Finally. We conclude on new fields and openings for applied geography. a social science. the politicians and geographers in the decision process. Part I provides an overview of the principles and practice of applied geography. This paper demonstrates the fundamental principles and empirical praxis of applied geography. This conceptual discussion is complemented. The future of applied geography. Applied geography in perspective. An applied geographical approach has the potential to illuminate the nature and causes of such problems and inform the formulation of appropriate responses. Switzerland
The presentation is organized in 4 parts: A short history of applied geography. Consideration is given to the relationship between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research. The discussion is organised in two main parts.
APPlIED GEOGRAPHY: PRINCIPlES AND PRAXIS
Michael PACIONE University of Strathclyde. Applied geographers cannot work like technicians.2010. We also use the approaches proposed by translational science to work in partnership with the local actors.11.uk)
The relevance and value of applied geographical research has never been more apparent given the plethora of problem situations which confront modern societies.ac. and the particular concept of ‘useful knowledge’ is introduced.
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.andrei. Over the last few decades. That for GIS has some application for mapping these spatial and temporal changes of landscape. Bucharest. and information which is as complete and up-to-date as possible on changes in certain features of the biosphere. • continuous urban development along coastlines.International Scientific Conference . This view remained prevalent for a long time despite the fact that farming practices have been causing irreversible damage in certain areas for centuries. • the gradual drying-up of wetlands.indd 27 2. GIS APPlICATION APPROACH
If our environment and natural heritage are to be properly managed.11. it was generally assumed that in the long term human activity had little lasting effect on the land thanks to nature’s ability to restore itself. Romania
(m. Florin VARTOLOMEI Faculty of Geography and Tourism Geography “Spiru Haret” University. Keywords: landscape. GIS. Landscape. land cover and land use are identified as important components of the agrienvironmental indicators listed in the Commission’s Communication to the European Parliament ‘Statistical information needed for indicators to monitor the integration of environmental concerns into the common agricultural policy (COM (2001) 144). These include: • the gradual desertification of certain regions. Until recently. awareness of serious environmental problems has lent new urgency to the question of land cover inventories. • the rapid disappearance of vast areas of forest.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
lANDSCAPE’S EVOlUTION. • the wholesale of poor farmland. Over the last decade. the effects of certain phenomena have shown that we do need to look after land cover and all its various components. decision-makers need to be provided with both an overview of existing knowledge.
However. economy or environment is often not readily available to the scientific community as well as the wider public. Germany 2 Department of Geography. composition. dspevec@geog. both in Croatia and abroad. organisational issues associated with the ongoing development of DACIS. basic and up-todate information on the population. The presentation highlights the current state of the AIS and discusses thematic.hr. Faculty of Science.2010. Development and implementation of DACIS is based on a collaborative approach.International Scientific Conference . University of Potsdam. To be able to reach the audience targeted the web AIS will be complemented by a conventional atlas book.de)
Demographic data are central to the development of any country. 8:08:30
. as well as regional case studies.indd 28 2. natural and spatial developments and trends of the Croatian population. To help bridge the existing information gap a Croatian and German geoscientists of Zagreb and Potsdam universities have teamed up to develop and implement a web-based demographic atlas informa-tion system. atoskic@geog. in particular.hr. This paper discusses the collaborative development of the Demographic Atlas of Croatia (DACIS) including the generation of a GIS-based atlas information system (AIS) and its population with demographic data and high quality maps.pmf. Atlas and map format have purposely been chosen as a familiar and most effective means to communicate geographic information to a wide audience. This is the current situation in Croatia. web mapping. For that purpose a web-based production environment has been set up. interactive map analysis and modification. rita. aims at dissemi-nating up-to-date demographic information in quality maps to educators and decision makers in politics and the economy.engemaier@uni-potsdam. Dubravka SPEVEC2. a candidate country about to join the European Union and a post-communist reform state. Processes and work packages have been defined that are being executed by the Croation and German partners.11. map types. DACIS. distribution. Croatia
(gislab@uni-potsdam. electronic atlas
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COllAbORATIVE DEVElOPMENT OF THE WEb-bASED CROATIAN DEMOGRAPHIC ATlAS INFORMATION SYSTEM DACIS
Hartmut ASCHE1. Aleksandar TOSKIĆ2. symbolisation. Accordingly. technical. demographic atlas. DACIS will provide fundamental information on the structures. Rita ENGEMAIER1 Department of Geography.
University of Potsdam. Markus. Markus WOLFF Department of Geography.11. To help to overcome this division a R&D effort is being undertaken to develop and implement generic methods and techniques to produce and use data-based maps fully conforming with professional cartographic modelling standards.International Scientific Conference . GIS facilitate the generation of database-linked map presentations. Silvija STANKUTE. One relevant application is digital map production with geographic information systems (GIS) or Desktop Mapping visualisation systems (VIS). Germany
(gislab@uni-potsdam. While the latter provide the full range of graphics functionality to construct quality maps in accordance with cartographic principles. stankute@uni-potsdam. There is an ever-increasing demand for these geodata in research and develop-ment (R&D) as well as in the economy and administration. both components will be fully integrated into a uniform GISVIS production environment allowing for professional quality map construction on the foundation of a geodatabase. production workflow. Keywords: geoinformation system (GIS). Recent times have seen a sharp decline of the demand for digital map graphics while the need for database-based map representations has been increasing.Wolff@uni-potsdam.2010.indd 29 2.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
DEVElOPING AN INTEGRATED GIS-VIS SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT FOR GIS-bASED qUAlITY MAP PRODUCTION
Hartmut ASCHE. GIS-VIS link. Producers of quality maps see their business go down since they cannot provide quality maps linked to a geodata base while GIS users are unable to deliver the cartographic quality required of any proper map that communicates geographic information. GIS-based quality mapping
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.de. Starting with a software link between separate GIS and VIS components. visualisation system (VIS). respectively. The approach presented here aims to achieve just that in a three-step R&D process for which purpose geoinformation scientists and commercial map producers have joined forces. This complementary situation is reflected in the map market. Results expected will be professional digital maps combining quality map graphics with GIS functionality and an operational production process ready for implementation in cartographic SMEs. both systems will be joined in a GIS+VIS environment with the VIS as a front-end and the GIS as the back-end.de)
In the digital age it is generally accepted that about 80 percent of all digital data have a geographical reference.de.
Given the high valuation of the model. Keywords: spatial planning. the Dutch government decided to develop the BLM-model. Given that many European countries are currently facing similar challenges relating to the spatial planning of industrial estates.2010. Acknowledging this future demand. Den Hague. the model.nl)
Industrial estates play an important role in the economic development of European countries as they accommodate a great share of economic activities and employment.International Scientific Conference .APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
TOWARDS bETTER FORECASTING OF bUSINESS SPATIAl DEMAND: PlANNING OF INDUSTRIAl ESTATES IN THE NETHERlANDS bY AN ENHANCED MODElING APPROACH
Pascal BECKERS. as many industrial estates have been.11. The Netherlands
(Pascal. or will be subjected to drastic compositional changes in economic activities as a result of post-industrialization and also due to population decline in parts of the country. which is based on regional employment scenarios. which is an advanced and widely accepted national model to forecast long-term spatial demand of industrial estates. industrial estates. Given the strategic importance of industrial estates in the regional economic development. Furthermore. Michel TRAA. local policy makers see industrial estates as strategic assets to foster economic growth and prosperity (Weterings et al. this implies that planning for business spatial demand will likely increase in importance in the future. BLM-model
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. Jan SCHUUR.Beckers@pbl. this paper will likely trigger a stimulating international discussion on the theme. This paper discusses the BLM model and its recent innovations and offers new insight into future spatial demand of industrial estates in the Netherlands computed with the enhanced model. Rob LOKE Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). the Dutch government has traditionally played an active role in the planning and monitoring of these terrains. Moreover. econometric modeling. as employment growth on industrial estates is higher than at other locations. business spatial demand forecasting. the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has recently decided to further improve the model to produce more reliable and useful forecasts. More specifically. yields long-term spatial forecasts for different regions of the country in order to support regional and local economic policy makers with regard to the planning of industrial estates. In the case of the Netherlands. 2008). the share of employment located on industrial estates has been steadily increasing in recent years accounting for about one-third of total employment in 2006.indd 30 2.
11. secondary and tertiary effects of different types of natural hazards such are the destruction of beaches. Reducing risk from earthquake effects to an acceptable level can be successfully implemented by appropriate technical measures. Croatia
(benac@gradri. flooding of the coast. risk.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE INFlUENCE OF NATURAl HAZARD FOR TURISTIC DEVElOPMENT IN THE KVARNER AREA (NORTHEASTERN ADRIATIC SEA)
Čedomir BENAC1. University of Rijeka.hr.2010. so it can be expected they will repeat. and their acceleration on Kvarner region is assumed. 8:08:30
. radek@fthm. Assessment of natural hazard and its management is a general and actual society need. University of Rijeka. where earthquakes have already occurred. Opatija. although one can not predict when.hr)
This paper will analyze the influence of natural hazard on the vulnerability of the area and assess the degree of potential risk in Kvarner as an important tourist region of Croatia. The degree of vulnerability of the coastal area of Kvarner area with highest tourist capacity will be assessed as well as the degree of risk that can be caused by these phenomena. tourism. Special attention should be paid to the phenomena of different types of hazards caused by climate change. This paper will evaluate the primary. Current approach to the management of geological hazard in the area of Republic of Croatia is extremely fragmented and inefficient. coastal zone. Keywords: natural hazard. etc. governing bodies are in dispose of unreliable basis for the management of space in terms of sustainable development. These phenomena may occur independently or jointly. Raising and increased vigor and frequency of storms are expected as primary effects of climate change. where and with which intensity. Liburnia and Vindol coast and the northern part of the island Krk are located in a seismically active area. vulnerability. which is already happening. Therefore. Croatia 2 Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management.indd 31 2.International Scientific Conference . Adriatic Sea
Book of Abstracts. particularly expressed in vulnerable areas such is the area of Kvarner. Rade KNEžEVIĆ2 Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Eva Maria NOACK Georg-August-University of Göttingen. Keywords: social capital. rural areas.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION ON SOCIAl CAPITAl AND SOCIAl COHESION IN AbERDEEN AND AbERDEENSHIRE (SCOTlAND. The sample was divided into three sub-groups: “stayers”.2010. Scotland
Book of Abstracts. Furthermore.International Scientific Conference . migration. Germany
(hbergma1@uni-goettingen. this paper addresses the level of social cohesion and social capital in rural remote. email@example.com 32 2. “quality of life”. “in-migrants” and “potential outmigrants” in order to explore the influence of newcomers as well as residents’ inclination of leaving an area on the level of local social capital and cohesion. the study indicates that even the predisposition to out-migrate (for different reasons. It weights possible implications of such policies against the economic and social well-known advantages that in-migrants bring along. UK)
Holger BERGMANN. “social cohesion” and especially of “neighbourhood trust” in migration decisions.de)
There has been enduring interest in demographic change both from academics and policymakers on migration.11. mainly because of better job and education opportunities) seems to decrease social cohesion. social cohesion. This paper discusses whether these results support “locals first” policies as they have been discussed with reference to the housing market in the Scottish Highlands. 8:08:30
.de. The research is based on a survey carried out in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire at 6 poll stations during the 2007 national elections and yielded 332 representative questionnaires in urban Aberdeen and 345 in rural Aberdeenshire. quality of life as well as on “well-being” in remote rural regions. rural and urban North-eastern Scotland and relates the results to migration processes/behaviour. Research on potential reasons for migration between rural and urban areas in the UK has been extensive but not comprehensive as regards all dimensions of the role of “well-being”. Following suit Putnam’s approach to analyse groups and networks. The results reveal that larger proportions of in-migrants reduce the level of social capital as well as local social cohesion.
physical geography. beyond the physical geography / human geography dualism. We can confidently assert that a greater understanding of natural / social relations would be indispensable to dissolve many of modernism’s binary oppositions and re-consider the discipline of geography as a whole. based on a significant body of theoretical work and its philosophical underpinnings. dualism. Keywords: hybridity. especially concerning topics that have previously been conceived as purely “natural” or “social” issues. the notion of “hybridity” is still not present in Hungary. science wars
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(firstname.lastname@example.org 33 2. As these two domains are highly interconnected.2010. neither in the undergraduate geographical curriculum. I attempt to provide a concise overview of this approach.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
HYbRID GEOGRAPHIES: NATURE AND/OR SOCIETY
Márton BERKI Faculty of Science. there is a third way of considering the discipline which is referred to as the “hybrid geographies”.International Scientific Conference . human geography. Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. This may lead to more efficient applied research as well. Within the confines of this paper. 8:08:30
Nature / society dichotomy is definitely one of the oldest but still very important traditions in the geographical discourse.11. Despite its growing popularity in recent (predominantly Western) geographical literature. nor in current academic debates. In this context. recent theorizing focusing on the relationship between the natural and the social suggests that their boundaries might be (and needed to be) transgressed.
indd 34 2. paleontological. Geosciences aspects of cave and pit values are especially emphasized (geomorphological – macro. etc. geoaestetics. Its values include living and not living components. immediate recognition of values.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
VAlUES OF GEOHERITAGE IN THE KARST UNDERGROUND OF CROATIA AND THEIR PROTECTION
Neven BOČIĆ Division of Physical Geography. 34
Book of Abstracts. It was also determined that about 1800 speleological phenomena were protected in the framework of protected areas (national parks and parks of nature).hr)
Heritage. speleological and caving associations. This paper deals with critical analysis of the protection of speleological phenomena in Croatia as a part of geoheritage in karst. climatological. the karst underground is being protected as a habitat. sedimentological. mineralogical. especially that of caves is mainly directed to the protection of the living nature.11. because the analysis has shown that the caves and pits without necessary values are also among the protected localities. They have developed by specific processes in certain conditions of karst geomorphology and hydrogeology. Unfortunately. aesthetic.International Scientific Conference . scientific institutions and other experts is inevitable. educative significance. This paper emphasizes various aspects of cave and pit values (intrinsic. numerosity and rarity of speleothems and other geomorphologic and geologic indicators of geodiversity. level of potential and present threat. educative and recreative). and make an important component of geoheritage. is nowadays. significantly less marked than the necessity of the living world protection – biodiversity. University of Zagreb. to put it simply.). geological-petrographical. speleologists. scientific. there are 42 protected speleological localities in the Republic of Croatia. Totality of all natural and cultural values of caves and necessity of their protection has been pointed to. which should be preserved for future generations. It is pointed out that nowadays nature protection. Faculty of Science. as well as their origins. Cooperation among state institutions. evaluation and determination of protection priorities and levels. and recommendations for their more prestigious protection are given. other geoscientific significance. the caves and pits of great value and high degree of threat are not protected at all. as a social necessity. the protection of not living natural values – geodiversity. geoarheological. Croatia
(nbocic@geog. hydrographical-hydrogeological. Caves are the forms of the underground karst geomorphology. physical and biological) and ways (direct and indirect) of cave threats have been presented. encloses a certain area’s natural and cultural values. while on the other hand. This has been confirmed by legal regulations.pmf. often interesting and rare forms which preserve the traces of natural conditions in the time of their development. Criteria of proclaiming caves and pits protected localities are the most disputable. They represent different. and not as a part of geoheritage. diversity. inventory-making.2010. among which geomorphologic monuments of nature account for the greatest part. chemical. i. 8:08:30
. mezzo and micro. In order to achieve a more prestigious protection some criteria for speleological phenomena evaluation from geoscientific point of view have been suggested: morphometrics. The main types (mechanic – destruction. At the moment. The emphasis is on research. mechanic – construction. Some problems of karst and its underground protection are being pointed to. e. location and origin conditions. Department of Geography.
as well as trigger economic effects. it was a strongly regionalised selection of cultural heritage sites in the Eastern Mediterranean region that was exclusively tied to the criteria offered by the dominant Greek culture. The primacy of politics becomes displaced by the primacy of scholarly and scientific expertise. the protection of cultural heritage is also applicable as a strategic foreign policy tool.indd 35 2. The example of the spectacular commitment by the US-American J. Rather. scholarship acts as a binding force. In this way. Due to its global communicative reach. who not only judge according to highly different standards due to divergent cultural backgrounds but also are subject to governmental directives. Apart from the internationally organised protection of cultural heritage.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
FROM THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORlD TO THE UNESCO WORlD HERITAGE POlITICAl AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF INSTITUTIONAlISED CUlTURAl PRESERVATION
Branka BUTINA University Passau. By providing examples. Up until the middle of the 20th century. Yet in contrast to the UNESCO. The first classification of significant cultural objects. with the help of state-of-the-art communication devices.
Book of Abstracts. national trusts. Consensus can only be achieved by conferring the decision-making authority on experts.de)
The protection of cultural heritage can be practised by way of national. Germany
(branka.butina@uni-passau. International agreements define the criteria for the protection of cultural heritage by ‘indeterminate legal concepts’. 8:08:30
. supranational and individually initiated patterns of action. Whether a cultural monument is a ‘masterpiece’ or a ‘unique testimony’ depends on decisions taken by diplomats in UNESCO committees.2010. Only the concluding of contracts under international law enabled supra-regional and global strategies of protection. the protection of cultural heritage was performed by single states as part of their sovereignty and hence was connected to their respective systems of government.11. was not yet universally acknowledged.International Scientific Conference . can enter the supranational domain of cultural assessment and preservation. which Antipater of Sidon performed by describing the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. the paper points out transformations between these rivalling systems. shows in which way plebiscitary proceedings. Paul Getty Trust to save the Buddhist Mogao caves – one of the most significant cultural monuments in China – shows how supranational and bilateral systems of preservation may complement each other. such trusts do not act on the basis of received international law but are dependent on the cooperation of the benefitting states. in which 60 million people voted for the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. there is an increasing establishment of new trade systems on the basis of globally operating. The example of a privately initiated internet poll (2000-2007).
t-com. Faculty of Science.11.International Scientific Conference . Because of intense urbanization there are intense changes in the primary and creation of secondary (anthropogenic) landscapes.hr.2010. Croatia
(email@example.com 36 2. Because of population growth. Croatia 2 Croatian Military Academy “Petar Zrinski”. 8:08:30
.pahernik@zg. mainly composed of highly porous and karstified Neogene limestone and Upper Triassic dolomite beds with intense infiltration of rainwater and partially polluted surface streams. Mladen PAHERNIK2
Department of Geography. mladen. Keywords: karst. in terms of geomorphological and hydrological characteristics are among the most vulnerable parts of ecosfere. because of its complexity. University of Zagreb. Samobor
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Karst ecosystems. geoecological evaluation. geodatabase. urbanization and earlier unresolved communal waste problem most of Samobor hills karst terrains in the immediate vicinity of Samobor city area are endangered by pollution and contamination. spatial planning and tourist valorisation with respect to geographical components of the Karst landscape. It is particularly observed in Samobor-Otruševec-Slavagora triangle area (Samobor karst). Zagreb. The aim of this study was to collect data about geomorphological and hydrological features and landscape types of Samobor Karst area.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED GEOECOlOGICAl RESEARCH OF SAMObOR KARST AREA
take into account the relations among the processes (natural and human. In addition. University of Padova. and on the analysis of different kinds of current representations of landscape.indd 37 2. The geographers’ contribution concerned three main fields of interest (geomorphological characters.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE CONTRIbUTION OF GEOGRAPHY IN lANDSCAPE PlANNING: AN EXPERIMENTAl APPROACH IN VENETO REGION (ITAlY)
Benedetta CASTIGLIONI. keep together and propose interactions among different landscape aspects. These are considered as a useful tool in order to: i. in an analysis-synthesis interdisciplinary approach. the research group – considering landscape as a synthesis arising from the dialogue among different approaches – discussed a method to identify in the given study case some “landscape units”. mauro.it. for this reason the “landscape of vineyard” has been mainly considered. identify suitable landscape quality objectives. Viviana FERRARIO. Mauro VAROTTO Department of Geography. land use and “identity”. land use change and landscape social perception) and deepened landscape analysis in a hilly area named “Valsana” in the province of Treviso.) that are driving landscape change. considered as the junction between the analysis and the planning processes.it. This area is well known due to the production of “Prosecco” wine. etc. economic and social. This last criterion was directly linked to the analysis of social perception of landscape.it)
In the frame of the experimental phase of large scale landscape planning occurred in the last years in Veneto region. presenting them both the landscape units map and the map of “tendency landscapes”. iii.11. The main criteria for the definition of landscape units are morphology. on the basis of direct observation of clues. that is the possibility of easy “identifying” the unit itself. this last map has been built to represent changes that are occurring at present.International Scientific Conference .
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(etta. viviana.varotto@unipd. the Department of Geography of the University of Padova cooperated with the Regional Administration in proposing an interdisciplinary approach and testing methodologies. The adopted methodology provided interviews with the local majors.2010.castiglioni@unipd. 8:08:30
Through the case studies we would like to analyse the content of the regional and spatial planning documents.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GEOGRAPHICAl CONCEPTS IN REGIONAl AND SPATIAl PlANNING
Andrej ČERNE Department of Geography.uni-lj.11. drawing out the potential tensions and synergies between geographical concepts. 8:08:30
(andrej. exploring which elements and categories of space have been articulated and presented. Keywords: geographical concepts.International Scientific Conference . The aim of the article is to find out how geographical concept have been deployed analytically to understand change in regional and spatial development and within this to determine the extent to which elements of geographical concept is reflected in the content and production of regional and spatial planning documents. the system of regional and spatial planning
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The article outlines our understanding of geographical concept in the context of and in relation to regional and spatial planning. University of Ljubljana.indd 38 2.cerne@ff.
in order to identify the weak points of the territorial regional system. sustainability
Book of Abstracts.11. Faculty of Economics. For this purpose an efficient system of indicators. Degree of vulnerability in Europe. Government Quality and Social and Cohesion Quality indicators (ESPON 3. Hazardous Waste Generation. this research investigates whether and to what extent the territorial vulnerability is correlated with the achieved level of territorial. so as to improve territorial cohesion and reduce territorial system gaps regarding natural risks. Total greenhouse emissions. policy makers can intervene with ad hoc actions. Life Quality. the social and economic damages as a consequence of a disastrous event are lower in more cohesive regions. Italian National Cohesion Report 2006.International Scientific Conference . Comparing the results. as well as the quali-quantitative incidence value of Environmental Quality indicators (Municipal Waste Generation. 2008).2010. By means of indicators defining the satisfying level of STeMA’s appropriate level. being the natural risks equal. natural risk.3 project 2006. once the final cohesion level reached by each region is determined. Environmental Quality. governance.it)
This paper analyses the issue of cohesion as a political and territorial basis for natural risk management and reduction. Italy
(maria. Recycled Municipal Waste.coronato@uniroma2. vulnerability. i. 8:08:30
. Taking a literature review and results obtained from measuring the Italian territorial cohesion (2008) as a starting point. CO2 emissions) on the cohesion level. environmental and political cohesion. economic. Prezioso 2003-2009). French Green Paper. is realized.indd 39 2. Keywords: cohesion.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
NATURAl RISK AND COHESION
Maria CORONATO Department of Economics and Territory. Total gross freshwater abstraction. it is demonstrated that.e. collected and organized according to the STeMA method (Sustainable Territorial environmental/economic Management Approach. Finally. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. it is possible to calculate the ex ante and ex post level of cohesion in a defined region. the incidence of each typology on cohesion can be worked out. STeMA permits to assess cohesion and its qualitative-quantitative effects with regard to the national and regional political choices by means of a Territorial Impact Assessment tool. As a result. The analysis highlights the environmental risks to which the examined territories are potentially more exposed as well as the actions accomplished by those territories to comply with the 2007/2013 European Framework cohesion objective.
hr. Keywords: geography. Due to wide circulation of encyclopaedias. consisting of information condensed in thousands of entries usually organized and presented in alphabetical order. both physical as well as human and political. Mladen KLEMENČIĆ The Miroslav Krleža Lexicographic Institute.indd 40 2. Consequently. Zagreb. 8:08:30
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GEOGRAPHY AND ENCYClOPAEDIAS
Ivana CRLJENKO.International Scientific Conference . Geographical information has traditionally been well represented in Institute’s publication. geoghraphers have been continuously present among Institute’s staff since its foundation. toponyms
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(ivana. which is illustrated in the paper primarily on the case of recent edition of general encyclopaedia.klemencic@lzmk. geographical terminology. mladen.crljenko@lzmk. Transfer of geographical information and knowledge on geographical features into the framework of encyclopaedias raises several issues. geographical information included in them are exposed to a widest possible use and public attention.hr)
Encyclopaedias as compendiums of knowledge.2010. In Croatia encyclopaedias are most often compiled and published by the specialized scientific institution – the Miroslav Krleža Lexicographic Institute based in Zagreb.11. encyclopaedias. which are widely elaborated and discussed by the authors of the paper.
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SPORTS-RECREATION TURISM AS COMPONENT OF THE GENERAl TURISTIC DEVElOPMENT CYClING TRACK IN TRNOVO MUNICIPAlITY
Nusret DREŠKOVIĆ1. Faculty of Science. Trnovo municipality has very favourable naturalgeographic predispositions for the development of sports-recreation cycling.International Scientific Conference . Beside turistic development of Trnovo municipality one of the aims of the Project is intention to contribute to reduction of the depopulation in municipality and to sustainable development of the population. University of Sarajevo. Keywords: Trnovo municipality.unsa. cycling tracks.indd 41 2. GIS. sports-recreation tourism. Samir ĐUG2
Department of Geography. Bosnia and Herzegovina
(firstname.lastname@example.org. University of Sarajevo. 8:08:30
. In this way the particular Project of the regulation of cycling tracks for hill-country cycling in Trnovo has been done. This priject is based on the application of the GIS techniques and models for routing and modeling of the trak.ba)
Sports-recreation turism assume notable role within general turistic development mountainvalley territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Alma POBRIĆ1.11. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 Department of Biology. Faculty of Science. sustainable development
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Characterizing landscapes types (areas of distinct and uniform character) of the Zagreb city area we have produced map of the general landscape types which were identified on the basis of natural and anthropogenic elements. purpose and goal of the Study and also expected future use of results. 8:08:30
. vegetation and built up area characteristics. historical and ecological character. planning and management strategy
Book of Abstracts. Historic Landscape Characterization and Urban Characterization. semi-urban and rural features) were determined. lowland river mixed landscape. Vesna KOŠČAK MIOČIĆ-STOŠIĆ2.dumbovic@zg.International Scientific Conference . taking into account data about built up areas characteristics.2010. Determined landscape types and areas were analyzed and evaluated by: key characteristics. Analyzing recent landscape characterization methodologies we have developed and within study implemented specific methodology based on Landscapes of Europe (LANMAP2) methodology and English approach in Landscape Character Assessment. topography. Croatia
(biserka. Based on available data about climatology. Croatia 2 Faculty of Agriculture. upland hilly mixed landscape. Vladimir KUŠAN
Directorate for Cultural Heritage Protection. landscape character strength and development pressures. using GIS technology. limitations. visual and landscape sensitivity.11. semi-natural. landscape area. which formed the basis for development of guidelines for planning and management strategy. visual. landscape type.hr)
Main focus of this paper is methodology research in the field of landscape characterization which has been implemented on the territory of the city of Zagreb in recent study: Strategy for Landscape Character Protection of the City of Zagreb. Keywords: landscape. lowland rural landscape and hilly rural landscape. General landscape types are classified and described on the basis of their essential features and specific characteristics. characterization.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
A CONTRIbUTION TO RESEARCH IN lANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION METHODOlOGY ON EXAMPlE OF THE STRATEGY FOR lANDSCAPE CHARACTER PROTECTION OF THE CITY OF ZAGREb
Biserka DUMBOVIĆ BILUŠIĆ1.t-com. Within the area of the City of Zagreb we have determined six general landscape types: mountain upland forest landscape. vkoscak@agr. agricultural typology.hr. Ministry of Culture. lowland urban landscape.indd 42 2. historical importance etc. Main goal is to signify the diversity and values of Zagreb’s general landscape types and develop strategic guidelines for each of them. we have determined areas with distinct common characteristics as a basis for general landscape typology. Zagreb. agricultural and built up landscapes (urban. It has been adjusted and modified according to specific planning area. geology. pedology. Areas of common characteristics for natural. This should enable Zagrebplan – City development strategy to develop methodologies for landscape character protection within the process of city planning and management. University of Zagreb. present land use and their interactions.
The latest research based on sedimentological. Fortunately. and still are.indd 43 2. The terrestrial geodetic survey has to be done. In this phase of the study the most vulnerable areas have been obtained which should be precisely studied later.0 m. and even longer (5 ka). Faculty of Science. in press). Geoarchaeological findings are particularly important because they directly show how the coastal region has already changed during the last 2000 years. along with precise geomorphological maps. The zone of 1 000 m from the coast have been vectorised. They have been. This DEM was used for the identification of the vulnerable areas selecting the raster cells with relative heights from 0.. 2009).3. University of Zagreb. in press) shows. the precise analysis should be carried out in order to plan human activities in the future.92 ± 0. in order to increase the density of the altitudinal data to create a more precise DEM of the selected areas. that in the same time period. Some of them are under the sea today.
Key words: sea-level change. The comparison of the sea level data with the predicted sea level curves allows the calculation of tectonic rates since Roman times that range between 0. The DEM is based on the vector data of 1 m equidistance contour lines.11. elevation and trigonometrical points of the altitudes obtained from the Basic Croatian Map (HOK) on the scale 1:5 000. Even if the Croatian coastal area. generally appear to have a low vulnerability to changes in sea level (Barić et al. the object of numerous archaeological and geoarchaeological studies. based on the past 2 ka relative movements. This paper aims to define the GIS-based potentially endangered areas along the western Istrian coast. Croatia
(sfaivre@geog. The selected zones of the altitude classes represent values of the potential sea level rise according to which surfaces of the potentially flooded categories have been calculated. Mladen PAHERNIK2
Department of Geography. Juračić et al. 2007.pahernik@zg.International Scientific Conference . Croatia 43
Book of Abstracts. mladen. has rapidly increased in the last decades. Those data were compared with predictions derived from glacio-hydroisostatic models. These movements still do not have a precise explanation.hr)
The number of papers dealing with sea level rise. which represents the first phase of investigation.5 and 1. fish tanks. Florido et al. The Croatian coast is principally rocky with one large and several small deltas.hr.2 mm/year). this paper. Inside the extension 3D Analyst of the ESRI Arc GIS program package the TIN relief model have been interpolated which was converted into the raster GRID format with the cell size 1x1 m. Zagreb. aims to set up a interpolated digital elevation model (DEM) to make a first order approximation of the coastal vulnerable cites along the western Istrain coast. as well. and quarries. although they are particularly important for a better evaluation of the vulnerability and risks of the Istrian coast. inundation.63 and -0. quays. Adriatic Sea. 8:08:31
.89 mm/ year (Antonioli et al. 2008. radiocarbon and geomorphological analyses (Faivre et al. the coast of Istria has been exposed to a probably continuous lowering (-0. as well as the Istrian one. 0.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
VUlNERAbIlITY OF WESTERN ISTRIAN COAST TO SEA-lEVEl RISE
Sanja FAIVRE1.pmf.2010. Knowing the complexity of local climatic. to create risk-of-sea flooding map for the next hundred years period.t-com. like piers. vulnerability assessment. the west coast of Istria abounds of archaeological vestiges. and particularly those dealing with its acceleration due to global warming along the shores of the Earth. geologic and tectonic phenomena it is necessary to consider separately and precisely different sections of the coast. The obtained results assume significance not only from a geomorphological point of view but also from a coastal management perspective.45 and -1. Therefore. Croatia 2 Croatian Military Academy “Petar Zrinski”.
Fischer. The results derived from this study help to explain and understand success and failure of measures already set to protect or rather improve the quality of life of young women in rural areas. at the local and regional level young women are often seen as “hope carriers” for the future of rural areas.indd 44 2. 2010) to follow the question about the motives for the migration and staying behaviour of young women in ten selected rural Styrian municipalities. Landscape and Infrastructure Sciences. midwifes) express their assumptions and experiences relating to the subject.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
FROM ASSUMPTIONS TO FACTS – A NECESSARY CONDITION FOR SUSTAINAblE DEVElOPMENT OF RURAl AREAS
Explained by the Results of a Case-Study Relating to Attitudes of Young Women for Staying in or rather leaving Rural Areas of Styria (Austria)
Tatjana FISCHER Institute of Spatial Planning and Rural Development.email@example.com. Austria
(tatjana.International Scientific Conference .University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences. It can be assumed that this fact will induce long-ranged consequences for the future of these rural areas. this study allows an insight into the circumstances of everyday rural life from the point of view from the young women themselves. This disproportion is particularly pronounced in the sex distribution in the economically underdeveloped districts of Upper-Styria. That is why the Styrian government funded a study (Weber. Succeeded in gaining 18% of all young women aged 20 to 29 years who are primary dwellers of the selected municipalities for a standardised written questioning. G.
Book of Abstracts. BOKU .ac. Selected key persons in politics and administration as well as of experts (e. T..2010. Vienna. Department of Spatial. This becomes clear when looking at the spectrum at tasks. 8:08:31
In 2007 the statistical department of the Styrian government pointed out that meanwhile within the majority of the Styrian districts significantly fewer women at the age of 20 to 29 years live than men of the same age. which comes to young women: Besides their meaning for the stabilization of the population structure and their value as „social cement”.
Urban Sociology/Geography/ Economics/Politics/Planning etc. Within this paper. first experiences in terms of implementation of curricular specifications could be gained. as well as the results of a mid-term evaluation will serve as a basis to provide a comprehensive insight into the discrepancy between theory and practice. the 4Cities Master perfectly meets the requirements of Bologna process in terms of joint firstname.lastname@example.org. Vienna. Students’ mobility between the four collaborating universities can be ensured by ERASMUS.2010. challenges and lessons-learned of applied teaching within the 4Cities Master. too: The 2nd cohort of 4Cities students recently started its summer term in Vienna and stimulates the ongoing process of adjustments and improvements concerning curricular and teaching issues. Copenhagen and Madrid). Keywords: Bologna process. it should be answered if a multidisciplinary approach within a two year master programme is feasible. Austria
(yvonne. the mobility of the involved researchers is supported by ERASMUS Staff Exchange.International Scientific Conference . The focus of this paper will be on the highly applied approach of the author’s engagement in the course “Urban Analysis”. Besides the experiences with the conceptual and administrative framework conditions.) is combined amongst both students and academic staff. Facing these aims.indd 45 2. academic exchange and greater comparability in order to create a European Higher Education Area (EHEA).APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
FROM CURRICUlAR THEORY TO PRACTICAl IMPlEMENTATION: IN-DEPTH INSIGHT INTO UNICA EUROMASTER IN URbAN STUDIES (4CITIES)
Yvonne FRANZ Department of Geography and Regional Research. knowledge from all fields of Urban Studies (e. future European education should be enhanced by international cooperation. the author will explain the objectives. Finally. University of Vienna. as well as interaction with various urban experts. joint master. Her personal experiences as programme coordinator and lecturer of “Urban Analysis”.g.at)
Based on the statements of Bologna process. interdisciplinarity. which combines teaching and application of quantitative and qualitative methods. applied urban studies.ac. Within this two year joint master programme which involves six universities in four cities (Brussels. interdisciplinarity and mobility. analyzing current urban issues. urban analysis
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such as the Celtiberian houses and the necropolis. located on the fault border of a karstic massif are linked to the aquifer functioning. there appeared some remains of the fist human settlements during the Neolithic. the geographic analysis of those elements resulting from the interaction between man and nature implies the protection of the cultural heritage in a landscape such as the Tiermes Combe. 8:08:31
On the southern edge of the Tiermes Combe. The construction of an aqueduct in the Roman era proves their interest in spatial planning. up to three tuff formation phases have been identified. climatic phases. Precisely. In this respect. with the anthropized features present in the environment. The whole of the geoarchaeological remains confirms the close relationship between man and territory. settlements. the first settlements of the Celtiberian and Roman cultures in this area are closely linked to the water resources of this calcareous massif.11. Spain
(alfonso.indd 46 2. the connection between natural and anthropic elements yields an integral assessment of them all. landscape
Book of Abstracts. two travertine formations have been discovered.2010. In the rock shelters of the Combe’s Triassic sandstone ridges.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
CUlTURAl HERITAGE ASSESSMENT IN THE lANDSCAPE OF THE TIERMES COMbE (SORIA. quaternary. In a nearby valley. However. Therefore. SPAIN)
Alfonso GARCÍA DE LA VEGA Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. these records reveal new data on the climatic phases during Quaternary in the central area of the Iberian Peninsula. As a consequence. Such deposits.delavega@uam. according to thermoluminescence (TL) date measurement results. Keywords: Tiermes Combe. The landscape element analysis provides enough data for natural heritage assessment. Even more outstanding are the hydraulic engineering works of the Romans. which correspond to the Late Pleistocene.International Scientific Conference . the decline of this civilisation would lead to building desertion in the coming centuries. though date results refer to evolution from Pleistocene to Holocene and to the first half of Holocene. The geoarchaeological traces left are merely simple buildings dug out of the sandstones.
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ACqUISITION OF KEY COMPETENCES IN GEOGRAPHY THROUGH PROblEM-bASED lEARNING
Alfonso GARCÍA DE LA VEGA Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
The Problem-Based Learning is a methodological approach with a long teaching tradition behind, linked to a professional profile in the disciplinary domain, and whose significant applicability is a definite advantage in the teaching praxis. It is worth pointing out that learning Geography, as focused on from the multidisciplinary viewpoint of the Social Sciences, involves knowledge acquisition, skills mastery and management of profile-oriented applied tools. This paper should prove that the subject-matter of Geography is suitable for the development of such an approach, since the application of the Problem-Based Learning method requires a strict procedure in order to figure out the geographical elements of the setting under analysis. However, should this procedure entail accuracy, there are countless possibilities of finding out a creative solution close to the real world. The grouping dynamics, the classroom follow-up and the conflict solving on the one hand, and the achievement of certain abilities related to both the student’s own work and to the group work, on the other, determine to what extent obstacles may be surmounted towards possible solution finding. In this respect, the role played by the teacher as a facilitator becomes essential in their attaining particular goals. In the last decade, there have appeared the novel and controversial Key Competences in the curriculum of Higher Education. They aim at long-life learning and goal definition through the formulation of specific objectives. In the case of Geography, the key competences provide a frame of reference for working out solutions to real geographical settings, such as spatial planning and natural risk management, as well as or for devising an alternative to the consequences deriving from the social imbalance in the cities. Problem-Based Learning develops skills in geographical analysis leading to generating real solutions and alternatives in multidisciplinary classroom teams. Keywords: key competences, problem-based learning, geography
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GEOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEVElOPMENT OF TOURISM IN THE MIDDlE DAlMATIAN ISlANDS AT THE END OF THE 20TH AND THE bEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Nikola GLAMUZINA Faculty of Philosophy, University of Split, Croatia
In this paper the author researches the possible application of statistical-mathematical indicators such as the regional factor, index of specialization and centre of mass – indicators which are not usually applied in research in the field of tourism geography. These indicators are applied in an analysis of the basic data of tourism development: number of tourist arrivals, number of international tourist arrivals by country of origin and number of tourist beds. This methodological approach is applied in an analysis of the geographic characteristics of the most important Middle Dalmatian islands: Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Vis. The comparison of this tourist development data has been made for 1988 and 2008, the final points of the period during which Croatian tourism, including the Middle Dalmatian islands, had experienced significant changes. This paper also presents the dynamics of tourism development during the same period, as along with the processes of polarization in tourism development of the four islands. An analysis of the processes of concentration, centralization, decentralization and policentric tourism development is also provided. Keywords: Middle Dalmatian islands, tourism geography, regional factor, index of specialization, center of mass
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COASTAl TOURISM IN MONTENEGRO – ECONOMIC DYNAMICS, SPATIAl DEVElOPMENTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
Daniel GÖLER, Matthias BICKERT, Holger LEHMEIER Institute of Geography, University of Bamberg, Germany
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“Tourism is our future” – this statement was made by a representative of a tourism organization in Montenegro in one of our interviews in June 2009. This is not a singular opinion, similar predictions can be found in virtually every comment on the future perspectives of this young state. And there are good reasons for that: Montenegro was considered to be the fastest growing tourism market worldwide in 2007. Notwithstanding a slight decrease during the last years, tourism is still seen as a crucial factor for the future economic development. This seems to be a viable option if we consider Montenegro’s natural potential, the beneficiary position at the Adriatic coastline and the experience in tourism gained in many years since the 1970s. These dynamic developments were motivation enough to explore tourism in Montenegro in a research project with strong empirical evidence, organized as cooperation between Universities from Germany, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia. Our empirical approach included semistructured, flexible interviews with different types of stakeholders. Since tourism in Montenegro is still almost entirely limited to the coast, we chose three coastal hot-spots in tourism, namely Kotor, Budva and Ulcinj. Our results show that the current development in tourism can surely be considered as progressive and dynamic. But it is also strongly affected by multiple polarizations and divergent trends. There is a need for infrastructural upgrades in the mass tourism sector, which is for the most parts a low budget market with very difficult future perspectives. At the same time, there is a small but growing number of very exclusive offers, often seen as the vanguard of Montenegro’s future as an upper class tourists’ destination. All in all, the economic bias on coastal tourism involves the risk of an increase of the already strong spatial disparities, leaving behind a mountainous hinterland with shrinking economy and population. Keywords: Montenegro, regional analysis, economic development, tourism, spatial disparities
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firstname.lastname@example.org. Wherever possible. Opatija. Sanja FAIVRE2
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management.indd 50 2. The resulting landslide database and maps for the wider Rijeka area are applicable in spatial management and land-use planning.pmf.hr. and analysis of sites with the evidence of previous landslide activity. details of each landslide were noted.International Scientific Conference . Petra RADELJAK2. Croatia 2 Department of Geography. Faculty of Science. Croatia
(renata. including past research. Landslides are one of the main issues in defining land-use. sfaivre@geog. radeljak@geog. slope inclination. causative factors and possible impact on human activities. namely their spatial and temporal distribution. The research included both presently active landslides in the area.pmf. with the purpose of identifying landslide types and areas at risk.t-com. Croatia
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The wider area of Rijeka is characterised by occurrence of landslides due to natural triggering factors and human activities destabilising slopes. primarily by regional and local government institutions. The goal of this research was creating database for the area of Rijeka by incorporating available records of landslide activity from several sources. GIS techniques for analysis of spatial and temporal perspective of landslides in the Rijeka area were used. cartographic sources and additional field mapping. Rijeka.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
lANDSlIDE DATAbASE AND ITS APPlICAbIlITY: THE CASE OF RIJEKA AREA
Renata GRBAC žIKOVIĆ1. landslide database. human induced factors and other. University of Rijeka. 8:08:31
. University of Zagreb. Further on. slope movement. Data collected on the causative factors included lithology. Keywords: landslides.
The second part of the project (GIS) is focused on calculating accessibility and making isochrone maps. resulting in a map in which all isochrones are shown as circles. The research is supported by the Czech Science Foundation and is divided into three parts.International Scientific Conference . historical development. Even though accessibility is investigated in relation to the capital of Czech Republic – Prague – the methodology could be used for any other place in the country. Czech Republic
(hudecek@dr. All kinds of transport modes are represented but emphasis will only be put on road transport and trains. ArcGIS 9.indd 51 2. Faculty of Science. The results will show the exact time period since which the road transportation overtook trains in time accessibility or vice versa. times for changing between trains and waiting times on stations. transport. One hundred years is a sufficiently long period to understand many of geographical processes related to accessibility patterns. GIS. etc.2010. Charles University in Prague. The first part follows up author´s long-term research and experience in the field of accessibility. radial anamorphosis
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ANAlYSIS OF ACCESSIbIlITY PATTERNS IN CZECHIA FROM 1921 TO 2020
Tomas HUDECEK Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography. The third part of the project (Cartography) deals with a thematic cartography method – radial anamorphosis – as an ideal method for visualization of isochrone surfaces. Keywords: accessibility. The main goal is to digitalize transport networks for every ten years (dates of Census) and build accessibility models with average speeds.com)
The article deals with accessibility development in Czechia since the setting up of Czechoslovakia in 1918 till the year of completing main motorways and train corridors in 2020. 8:08:31
. A script for the ArcGIS software was created which deals with the transformation of geographical area around only one center.
this complex arrangement offers opportunities for fruitful development but also malfunctions in the same way.indd 52 2. cooperative. The European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) 1999. Austria
(alois. monitored. European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) within EU Regional Policy in 2007-2013. Financed by EU structural funds. strategic planning. steered by public decision makers and translated for practitioners. the focus will be given to EU Regional Policy.ac. where strategic thinking and operative action. as he was and is actor within ESPON in different roles (contact point. public decision makers. planning is a multi-level and multi-actor policy where applied spatial science – also applied geography – plays its own role. evidence based and future oriented planning. the Territorial Agenda from 2007 and Territorial Cohesion as a 3rd pillar in EU policy since the Treaty of Lisbon enhance this development. Concretely.International Scientific Conference .2010. The programme is set up to bring academic and private scientific institutions together for creating interoperable datasets and producing shared knowledge on an international and though regionalized scale.11.at)
Spatial planning in Europe tends towards integrative. The author will discuss mentioned issues from different perspectives and with the background of direct experiences. the author will give an insight into strategic concepts of spatial development on European level. the ETC network programme ESPON 2013 will be analysed as an example. With this contribution. University of Vienna.humer@univie.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE ROlE OF APPlIED SPATIAl SCIENCE IN A COMPlEX MUlTIlEVEl AND MUlTI-ACTOR SYSTEM – EU REGIONAl POlICY AND THE ESPON PROGRAMME
Alois HUMER Department of Geography and Regional Research. how they get transformed into operation (via programmes and funding) and set into practice on various tiers and will show in which way an applied spatial science like geography takes part in this complex process. Keywords: applied spatial science. project partner and user of results). strategic. As outlined above. EU Regional Policy. Following the today’s understanding. scientific output and policy demand on various scales of time and space interact. 8:08:31
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social surface model. its connections to social geography are forming only just recently.International Scientific Conference .indd 53 2. Especially exciting results can be achieved by combining this method with other types of processes (e. by aiding exceptionally the possibility of visual interpretation. Additionally this method – and numerous variants of it – regarding its results and outputs can be interpreted as an other useful tool in the toolset of regional researches and in understanding spatial configuration of socio-economic processes. spatial regression models). Hungary
Book of Abstracts. together with the simplifying 2D or 3D cartographic models of sketching out the spatial pattern of social phenomena may spectacularly represent the spatial relations of social features. trendlike or dynamically changing social phenomena. Eötvös Loránd University. This paper beyond the interpretation of different methods of surface creation (such as kriging or polynomial regression techniques) primarily aims at formulating the prospects of application in geographical analyses by the introduction of Hungarian empirical examinations. The methods of socio-geographic surfaces can be used for example in spatial examinations of island-like.and environmental geography already for long. which got acknowledgement in geography just by means of computerized applications. Interpolated surface models of income or unemployment disparities may have the benefit to better understand neighbourhood relations and spatial trends in Hungary. Keywords: spatial interpolation. Surfaces and GIS-based interpolated models in social geography. There exists a lot of method in spatialsocial examinations. 8:08:31
.2010.11. Budapest.elte.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlICATION OF INTERPOlATED SURFACE MODElS ON HUNGARIAN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DATA
Ákos JAKOBI Department of Regional Science.hu)
By the appreciation and the increasing dispersion of computer-based applications the implementation of procedures with formerly long lasting calculations became available also for spatial research of the economy and the society. Hungary
(email@example.com. This opportunity brought new directions of researches along with completely new scientific results. Although surface-generation is a favoured and accepted method of physical. trend surface model.
Free time or leisure activities are usually perceived as topic of tourism geography.indd 54 2.2010. Parents mostly welcome them because they offer some kind of safe and controlled environment. Sociologists claim that shopping centers have replaced parks and free time activities. Keywords: Croatia. leisure. 8:08:31
. shopping centre.pmf. With the trend of vast opening of shopping centers this model could become useful to shopping centre managements in development of shopping centers and their fight for customers.11. free time. bring it to the scope of retail and thereby economic geography as well. Croatia
(mjakovci@geog. Wondering around shopping centre is becoming more and more popular among young Croatians as well. In development of the model survey among 250 students was conducted followed by the in-depth interviews with 20 students. However. At the end analysis of factors relevant for young people in making their choice was given.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GEOGRAPHY OF lEISURE – HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE SHOPPING CENTRE
Martina JAKOVČIĆ Department of Geography. different models and frameworks for understanding mall experience have been presented. all the economic activities that occur during a regular visit to the shopping center.International Scientific Conference . University of Zagreb. This paper presents framework or model for choosing a favorite shopping centre. in foreign literature. as one of the most popular places for spending free time. young
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The paper investigates in a comparative way into the efforts made and the results achieved so far in East-Central and Southeast European countries to establish local as well as regional self-government.International Scientific Conference . Austria
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PROGRESS IN ADMINISTRATIVE DECENTRAlISATION IN TRANSFORMATION COUNTRIES – A COMPARATIVE SURVEY
Peter JORDAN Institute of Urban and Regional Research. A special focus is laid on the regional level. For EU accession decentralisation was made one of the prerequisites. The paper will be illustrated by map sections from the Atlas of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.ac. to which administrative powers have been devolved only later and partly insufficiently. It will also be interesting to observe to which extent administrative regionalisation has respected historical regional and cultural identities which are strong and vivid in many countries. decentralisation. Austrian Academy of Sciences. promoted the idea of administrative decentralisation also in transformation countries. regional identities.at)
Decentralisation has an important meaning in the context of European integration. since a Europe composed of subsidiary spatial units is to be constructed and a “Europe of regions” is on the agenda of many political discussions. But it met centralistic traditions originating not only in the Communist era and could partly be enforced only with considerable difficulties. but had been covered by Communist administrative systems.11. Keywords: political geography.2010. 8:08:31
. Vienna. regionalisation
Book of Abstracts. later the European Union. the European Communities.indd 55 2. From the early 1990s.jordan@oeaw.
trade development.2010. The representative alphanumeric data and graphic outputs are becoming useful inputs in the models application of the regional development as well as for decision making in the commercial activities planning and overall regional development of Serbia.bg. depopulation) and economic categories (income. Considering the methodology change in the trade statistics in the period 2005 – 2009.ac. 8:08:31
. geografija@ekof. Emilija MANIĆ2
Faculty of Informatics and Management.rs. retail sales). The class determination. GIS analysis parameters will be the basis for cartographic output displayed on a series of thematic maps and the results of trade analysis will be used to implement the visualisation on the considered territories of municipalities and regions.11. This paper will briefly discuss the current situation regarding the changes in Serbian trade using different statistical indicators of trade development at the municipal or regional level.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GIS ANAlYSIS OF THE TRADE DEVElOPMENT INDICATORS IN REPUblIC OF SERbIA
Verka JOVANOVIĆ1.International Scientific Conference . regional differences
Book of Abstracts.. University Singidunum. Keywords: GIS analysis. Belgrade. olga@ekof. Serbia 2 Faculty of Economics. trade spatial analysis will be given through different indicators of trade development: the basic elements of space and natural conditions (area of territorial units.ac.bg.indd 56 2. dynamical statistical analysis of demographic factors (number and density of population. University of Belgrade. the homogeneity of spatial units. which is going to be given through GIS analysis. will be defined according to the trade statistical methodology monitoring in the last five years.). spatial analysis of trade activities could be of great help in understanding the trade spatial diffusion and the mechanism of creating and maintaining spatial differences in the Republic.rs)
Trade is considered to be one of development level indicators as well as one of the economic instruments for diminishing uneven development. Serbia
(firstname.lastname@example.org. where the regional differences are very much emphasized. Olgica BOŠKOVIĆ2. etc.ac. In Serbia. trade geo-spatial indicators.
curricula. competences. Geography can play an important applicative – educational role.International Scientific Conference . These common comprehensions can be a valuable guide for youth in managing and directing future development on the local.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED GEOGRAPHY AND THE NEW GOAlS OF GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION IN SlOVENIA
Karmen KOLENC KOLNIK Department of Geography.11. They can be combined in six groups of geographical educational potential.si)
The ESD Toolkit (2005) emphasised that learning based solely on adapting to previous experiences and learning from mistakes would no longer suffice. Keywords: geography. as well as in transferring knowledge from the educational – theoretical arena to practical applications. Passive adaptation to new conditions will no longer enable preservation of the quality of life and in the long term not even survival. which we will present in the article. It is time for more applied knowledge and it is necessary to develop skill in intelligent anticipation of problems that are evolving. Faculty of Arts. University of Maribor. we can state that geography is defined as a school subject that educates in an interdisciplinary manner through natural and social science content. Among common starting-points in forming modern European curricula. education. 8:08:31
.kolenc@uni-mb. as well as eight groups of competences that should be included in geography curricula in Slovenia in order for them to stimulate modern geographical knowledge and abilities. Slovenia
(karmen. in forming a vision and various solution strategies. Slovenia
Book of Abstracts.2010. regional and global levels.indd 57 2.
coast and slope geomorphology. 1990) and B. Slovenia
(blaz. landslides. which is typical for all other listed geomorphological areas.si)
Are landslides an important factor in landform evolution? If the answer is positive than landslide geomorphology should be put next to fluvial.International Scientific Conference . most often they do not apply to morphogenesis. 8:08:31
. karst. The last mentioned authors reflected on the problem of landslide geomorphology on the case of Goriška brda hills (W Slovenia) and the Mura region (NE Slovenia). for example in elaborating municipal spatial plans that are required by law in many European countries. geomorphic processes. morphogenesis.indd 58 2. A. while the second and the third determined the geomorphic effect of landslides in relief development in the Haloze. The first author studied the relation between landslides and geomorphic development in the Slovenske gorice hills (NE Slovenia). only few geomorphologists wrote about this problem. transportation agents. Current investigation on landslides is usually oriented towards specific phenomenon or towards regional analysis.g. 2008.komac@zrc-sazu. sources of sediment. their role in governing the style and pace of landform evolution has been neglected until recently. 2009). Slovenia
Book of Abstracts. tectonic.si. Zorn (2007. Matija ZORN Anton Melik Geographical Institute of Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. This fact makes landslides geomorphology an important element in spatial planning.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
lANDSlIDE GEOMORPHOlOGY – lANDSlIDES AS AN IMPORTANT MORPHOGENETIC FACTOR
Blaž KOMAC. Radinja (1974.11. D. 1983). Ljubljana. While they have been seen as significant hillslope processes capable of carrying out quanta of work. Melik (1957). Komac & M. In this work we present the so called relative landslide rate (Cendrero and Dramis 1996) which was used to quantify the relative role of landslides for recent relief development in comparison to other fluvial-denudational or erosion processes. Keywords: geomorphology. Crozier (2009) states that landslides have been recognized variously as hazardous phenomena. Voglajna and Sotla hills (E Slovenia). as well as manifestations of land degradation and environmental change. In Slovenia. We found that the geomorphic role of landslides is relatively important which has already been confirmed by other authors (Glade and Crozier 2009). Natek (1989. matija. K. landslide geomorphology. email@example.com.
we studied the students’ opinion on: (1) curriculum novelties of the experiment. for further learning and professional improvement. Keywords: applicative geography.bg.rs)
The paper deals with organisation of applicative geography curricula that comprise an integral part of experimental programs in vocational secondary schools in Serbia. towards (1) introducing curriculum novelties. (2) organisation of geography instruction in their school. Experimental programs in Geography are devised in keeping with the goals of the experiment which are pointed in two directions.indd 59 2. vocational secondary school. Serbia
(djkomlenovic@rcub. the structure of the curricula in Geography which is present in the group of general education.11. The paper is organised in two parts.2010. on a representative sample of students of secondary schools included in the experimental program. Belgrade. 8:08:31
.ac. Curricula are accomplished through modules as basic program and organisational units. The research was conducted in 2010. and towards (2) introducing organisational novelties. The second part of the paper presents the results of the research conducted with the aim of testing the concept of applicative curricula. In addition to this. Research results will be used in the process of diversification of geography curricula in secondary schools in Serbia. The first part of the paper provides an overview of experimental programs. vocational and elective courses. Professional demands and needs of educational profiles were the starting point in devising applicative geography curricula.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlICATIVE GEOGRAPHY CURRICUlA IN SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SERbIA
Đurđica KOMLENOVIĆ Institute for Educational Research. experimental program
Book of Abstracts. The experimental program is oriented towards acquiring students’ professional competences that are necessary for involvement in the more and more demanding world of labour.International Scientific Conference .
Department for Geography.2010. Slovenia
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(eva. The results of the evaluation of quoted learning objectives from the viewpoint of social needs respectively the applicability of quoted learning objectives. which were issued during the period from the emergence of Slovenia as an independent state (1992. as well as the results of the evaluation of current learning objectives from the viewpoint of teaching practice in the general grammar school or teachers of geography in the general grammar school will be exposed.si)
Within the contribution »Applicative economic geography in general grammar school in Slovenia« the selection of learning objectives in the syllabus for geography in general grammar school in Slovenia will be presented. The contribution will present the results of generic comparative analysis of learning objectives within the framework of the quoted substantive area of syllabi.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlICATIVE ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY IN GENERAl GRAMMAR SCHOOl IN SlOVENIA
Eva KONEČNIK KOTNIK Faculty of Arts.indd 60 2. 1998 and 2008). Keywords: applicative economic geography.International Scientific Conference . University of Maribor. The selection of objectives relate to economic geography.
The Una-Sana Canton.2010.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
MORPHOlOGICAl FEATURES OF THE UNA-SANA CANTON RElIEF AS A FACTOR OF SPATIAl PlANNING
Aida KORJENIĆ. analysis of slopes. Keywords: morphologic features of relief.com)
In preparation of spatial plans a significant place belongs to geomorphologic characteristics of the given area.misilo@yahoo. Results of the analysis indicate to a high level of dependence of distribution of settlements and economic activities on morphologic features of relief. by which global and specific characteristics of relief may be noticed. Marija MISLIO Department of Geography. Bosnia and Herzegovina
. and with proper evaluation of macro-relief characteristics of the observed area.indd 61 2. the particular relief units and their elements are distinguished. This reflects on the level of complexity of the analysis of the geomorphologic features in the spatial plan.com.International Scientific Conference . a high level of valorization of their values is achieved. analysis of vertical diversity of relief and analysis of expositions.11. spatial planning
Book of Abstracts. m. For the purpose of analysis of morphological features of the Una-Sana Canton relief. Faculty of Science. With analysis of general geomorphologic characteristics. the following quantitative geomorphologic methods are applied: analysis of hypsometric relations. as well as on further opportunities of the spatial development of the Canton. University of Sarajevo.
We have been a witnesses to the homogenisation of local landscapes.International Scientific Conference .2010.indd 62 2. which historical background goes back to centuries. and they have several unique production. of the rural/eco or green-tourism and of the whole environmental system at the same time. Most of the farms are sutiated in „Kiskunság” . We have several sorrowful databases about the high rate of unemployment. spatial research
Book of Abstracts. After all – on the score of our latest and recent spatial researches – we think that these rural areas have a future in the Great Hungarian Plain. By right of the surveys we assume that the region can only proceed towards sustainability through the closing-up of the scattered farms. complex settlement-environmental conflicts. They are part of the landscape (many of them are situated in the Kiskunság National Park). degradation of soils and the regress of ecological diversification for decades. the spread of the environment-conform solutions in the agriculture. rural development. so they have huge impact in local and regional sustainability. because of low level of infrastructure and the bad competitive power. traditions and local knowledge and partly by exploiting the EU support systems through the modernisation of the inner resources of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve. 8:08:31
. In our latest research we aimed to discover the opportunities of local societies and formulate sustainable development-alternatives for scattered farms. Auspicious living conditions and a live economy could be created for the inhabitants partly by relying on the natural potentials. Nowadays this rural region can be described with complex and serious settlement-environmental problems. This processes acclerated in the last decade and it caused many environmental. Hungary
(kovacsa@rkk. and of course they are home for thousands of people.area.11. the harmonisation of nature conservation and tourism and the creation of an environment-conscious behaviour on all levels. Scattered farms are one of the most important elements of the agriculture. The traditional built-environment has lost its fascination. Kecskemét. We have been examining several scattered farms and rural settlements in „Kiskunság” area since years. lack of organised institutional services and demographic crisis. economical and social conflicts. between Danube and Tisza Rivers. This calls for the support of the full construction of the environmental infrastructures. The local society of scattered farm-regions suffer from multiple disadvantageous and exhibit the symptoms of being on the inner-peripheries.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE OF SCATTERED FARMS IN HUNGARY
András DONÁT KOVÁCS Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Regional Studies Great Plain Institute.hu)
Scattered farms are special and characteristic settlement-types in Hungary. Keywords: scattered farms.
which leads to inappropriate land use (more expensive construction. stronger) in artificial environments that do not depend on external natural influences of the space aiming the greatest possible profit. geomorphological and ecological characteristics of space are ignored. it is necessary to understand the space as a resource which has social.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GEOGRAPHICAl ASPECTS OF SPATIAl PlANNING FOR TOURISM
Jasenka KRANJČEVIĆ. space. physical crosslinking. water. Izidora. If we neglect any of these components. the man thinks he can controle nature. for purposes of spatial planning it is necessary to develop adequate methods of evaluating the space to reflect geographical and geological characteristics of the area.11.indd 63 2. Zagreb.Kranjcevic@iztzg. Izidora MARKOVIĆ Institute for Tourism. Due to the development of modern technology.2010. infrastructure accessibility. thus the spatial planning often neglectes natural geographic component of the area. As a result of the globalization process spatial planning is often profit oriented to bring a certain area to its planned purpose quickly. soil and environmental components of the area are not taken into account. planning leads to reduction of the value of the space. economic. From the geographical point of view. Can the use of modern tehnology. tourism
Book of Abstracts. relief. ecological and geographical values.). etc. spatial planning. By creating artificial environments for tourism the climate. 8:08:31
. Keywords: geography. etc.hr)
Today the space is less considered and planned as space in which the geographical factors are important (climate. competition. mobility and networking replace the natural geographical elements of space? Does the spatial planning take into account the geographical aspects sufficiently? If we really want to change the attitude to spatial planning. destruction of natural resources. arable land. It is therefore important to apply interdisciplinary approach during the spatial planning process which should not ignore the geographical and geological characteristics of the space.Markovic@iztzg. etc.) and it is rather percived and planned through the prism of economic value. which leads to devastation and endangering the stability of the natural area. For instance during the zoning for the golf courses areas. cultural. Today the planning process of the tourism and recreation areas is mainly based on experience (faster.International Scientific Conference . hydrology. which leads to a reduction of the potential for tourism development.hr. higher. Croatia
Shkodra region includes the three local districts: Shkodër. management. The Shkodra Lake has unique assets of significant conservation value. Drin and Kiri. These high values influence the increasing of the volume of the water rivers increasing their capacity of flouring in the river Buna. However.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
MANAGEMENT OF NATURAl RESOURCES IN SHKODRA REGION
Ervis KRYMBI Departament of Geography. Its surface area is about 2. protection
Book of Abstracts.International Scientific Conference . this needs to be address also when development opportunities are being exploited for the benefits of the local population. resource. But in this region we face some environmental difficulties that need a detailed scientific analysis in order to make evident the causes and the factors that have influenced and to use profilactic precarious in the creation of scientific policies to protect it from the occurent environmental problems. The territory that is covered by Shkodra and Malësi e Madhe extends to the northern Albania.skadar@gmail. to the Western Lowlands (west. There are several environmental problems. east). partly with hills and fields.11. which also represent an important resource for the local population.indd 64 2. environmental. University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”. The relief is mainly mountainous. Albania
(elvis. and if not addressed well and in time. Faculty of Human Science. and pressures from human activities. 8:08:31
. Shkodra region is distinguished for the annual heavy rains round 1500 mm. Malësi e Madhe and Pukë.2010.528 km2. south) and to the Central Mountainous Region (southeast of the territory). Also Kiri river causes problem in the suburbial territories of the Shkodra city and Mesi village. mainly the Albanian Alps (north. These increases expressed during winter are accompanied with floods of the territories near these rivers. they could become real obstacles for the sustainable development of the area. Keywords: Shkodra region. This is more evident in Dajci and Obot village where flows the Buna river destroyes the shores. which represent a threat to values of the region. The need to treat these with special care is also underlined by the recent enlargement of protected areas around the lake.
institutional embeddedness. Lack of knowledge on institutional dimensions and factors can therefore cause potential problems in creating and implementing regional development policies.si)
Institutional approach in economic geography developed as a part of a broader cultural turn in economic geography in the 1990ies. The applicative role of institutional approach in economic geography in the field of regional planning is studied theoretically by using a number of different written sources. Institutional approach in economic geography helps also to understand the spatial pattern of the economy. 8:08:31
. because its theoretical concepts complete traditional economic geographic approaches by highlighting the role of institutional factors.kusar@ff. Findings from the Carthago case study help us to answer on some of the theoretical issues regarding applicative strengths of institutional approach in economic geography that were raised in the literature as well. University of Ljubljana.indd 65 2. location of manufacturing. Since institutional turn in economic geography highlights the importance of formal and informal institutions. Slovenia
(simon. technology. historical lock-in and time dimension of the development it can be very useful in explaining the dynamics of regional development. In that case it was found out that without understanding institutional dimensions and institutional factors economic geography wouldn’t be able to explain location of Carthago in Odranci properly. green-field investments
Book of Abstracts. The applicative role of institutional approach in economic geography at fostering regional development is presented also practically through case study of the green-field investment of Carthago company in Odranci near Murska Sobota (Pomurska development region – north-eastern part of Slovenia). Keywords: economic geography. institutional approach.International Scientific Conference . Faculty of Arts.uni-lj.2010.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
INSTITUTIONAl APPROACH IN ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: APPlICATIVE VIEW
Simon KUŠAR Department of Geography. regional planning.11.
cultural.11. but not exclusively: economic and social aims also have an important role in development. social. Depopulation and the associated overgrowth of the mosaic cultural landscape in Slovenia. Keywords: protected areas.lampic@ff. Geographers justifiably caution that development up until now has focused on types of capital which have had a direct applied value while development potential with indirect applied value or considered of no use (for example.uni-lj. A typology of environmental potential based on ecocentric ethics and stronger sustainability emphasizes the need for a four-way basic typology of development potential. University of Ljubljana. environmental (including ecosystem services and biotic diversity). A version of regional development of protected areas in various landscape-ecological and settlement areas which has a strong conservation component to it is attainable only through a plan based on sustainability and the responsible.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GEOGRAPHICAl IDENTIFICATION OF DEVElOPMENT POTENTIAl FOR THE SUSTAINAblE DEVElOPMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS
Barbara LAMPIČ. areas of special ecological significance. The principles of sustainable development for protected areas give priority to environmental aims (environmental protection and nature conservation). is of crucial strategic importance.net)
The purpose of protected areas (protected areas. also means a reduction of landscape. which is already heavily forested (over 60% of the country’s territory). Only in this way is it possible to implement the necessary but demanding transition from passive to active protection of the environment and conservation of nature. irena. In Slovenia such protected areas represent more than half of the country’s territory. They should be treated as priority areas for nature conservation as well as specific development areas.si. adapted. and environmentally friendly typology.indd 66 2. 12% are protected areas.2010.International Scientific Conference . and human. Irena MRAK.e. almost 36% of them are in Natura 2000. ecosystem. Slovenia
(barbara. areas included in the Natura 2000 network) is the conservation of nature through the adoption of measures to preserve biotic diversity and a system of natural values. dusan_plut@t-2. in Slovenia and elsewhere where protected areas are extensive and may take different forms. development potential. Dušan PLUT Department of Geography. services provided by ecosystems) have been overlooked. habitat. multilevel activation of endogenous development potential. i.net. and species diversity. 8:08:31
Book of Abstracts. The management of protected areas based on the principles of both conservation and development. sustainable development. Faculty of Arts.mrak@siol. Management planned in this way enables the protective-developmental management of protected areas which simultaneously enables both the preservation of biotic diversity as well as the conservation of the cultural landscape and settlement. management of protected areas. A geographically holistic recognition of the need to respect the protective dimensions of development potential (capital) requires an integrated. 48% are ecologically special areas.
Faculty of Arts. environmental and image problems.lorber@uni-mb. The form of applicative research work presented is being developed within the international Revitalisation of Traditional Industrial Areas in South-East Europe (ReTInA) project. traffic. The main result of the project will be the new methodology and tools to boost brownfield revitalisation in the municipalities and in old industrial areas of SEE region. This weakens competitive investment position for cities and for SEE as a European region. In addition to geographical areas (economic.indd 67 2. University of Maribor. financial. stakeholders. lawyers and economists. The research work methodology applies the endogenous approach (“bottom up”) on a basis of newly defined land use category of brownfields by the local community.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
INTERDISCIPlINARY METHODOlOGICAl APPROACH TO THE PROCESS OF bROWNFIElD REVITAlISATION OF TRADITIONAl INDUSTRIAl AREAS
Lučka LORBER Department of Geography.International Scientific Conference . practice tools. demographic.si)
Traditional industrial regions in the South-East Europe (SEE) represent an underexplored economic value. environmental and regional geography) directly involved in the project applicative research. Revitalisation is delayed and hindered because of legal. legislation and human resources. Slovenia
(lucka. Geography science enjoys an advantage of complexity of understanding spatial issues. The project is funded in the context of the SEE European Transnational Cooperation Programme 2009/12. Keywords: applied geography.2010. involving ten partners from seven countries. brownfield revitalisation
Book of Abstracts. interdisciplinary methodological approach.11. endogenous approach. This enables geographers to coordinate and harmonize interests between the owners. 8:08:31
. This paper aims at presenting interdisciplinary methodological approach used in a brownfield revitalisation research project. this also includes collaboration of architects.
Croatia 2 Institut of Social Sciences “Ivo Pilar”.2010. The opening of numerous bike paths along the new or reconstructed roads is the most visible results of such actions. Furthermore. Faculty of Science. the effects of those numerous actions are still largely unknown. Stanko. Participation in Europe wide PRESTO project. based on observation. Zagreb. The city of Zagreb has also invested substantial effort to make the city more bike-friendly during the last few years. It has been done using the representative sample of students enrolled at University of Zagreb (N=600). promotion of cycling among the students and increasing the cooperation with NGO’s are important additional steps in that direction. urban planning. Innovative in this research was crafting the questionnaire to reflect both the views of regular users of bicycles.Rihtar@pilar.11. it was not done in the most appropriate way. reflecting influence of various (sub)cultures and lifestyles. In addition to that. it is the result of the increased public and government awareness of the benefits of cycling like: the improved mobility and traffic safety. for whom it was supposed to have more personal experiences and attitudes towards cycling.International Scientific Conference . One can also argue. University of Zagreb. This research is based primarily on questionnaire survey of student population in Zagreb and aims to address those issues. Results show that increasing bicycle modal share among students requires. Vedran PRELOGOVIĆ1.hr. The goal of the survey was to ascertain the scope and magnitude of bicycle activity and the students’ behavior and attitudes regarding bicycling in the city. PRESTO
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. and more occasional users or students that do not use bicycles. Zagreb.pmf. bicycling. There are no figures on bicycle modal share in Croatia because those data have not been collected in population census. reduced environmental pollution and traffic congestion (less car on streets and parking needs). students. to our knowledge.hr)
Bicycling is on the rise again in the cities around the world. more daily physical activity. besides improving bicycle infrastructure. that although bicycle infrastructure has been improved. there is no published research dealing with the measures of increasing bicycle usage in Zagreb or Croatia. Keywords: applied geography. Besides societal trends. However. bicycle modal share.indd 68 2.pmf. Stanko RIHTAR2
Department of Geography.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
PlANNING MORE HUMAN CITY: STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS CYClING AND TRANSPORT IN ZAGREb
Aleksandar LUKIĆ1.hr. various coordinated measures that are sensitive both to gender and previous experience in using the bicycle for personal transport. increasing bicycle modal share in student population presumes numerous different measures in combination with improving the bicycle infrastructure. Croatia
(alukic@geog. The same applies for the evaluation of effects of above-mentioned activities of City of Zagreb.
International Scientific Conference . Changes to the protected area paradigm have seen the dilution of conservation aims towards the development of sustainable resource use. Yet. These changes were proposed without reference to the original aim of the protected area. This area has been proposed for protection since 1992 based on the presence of bottlenose dolphins.org)
Originally protected areas were created for the conservation of biological diversity excluding local communities. which expressly forbids the alteration of protected areas. or face serious conflicts at local level and censure at international level. International environmental conventions recognise the need to include the local community in the development of protected areas provided they do not undermine conservation aims. However. The conflict between local interests and nature conservation remains an unresolved issue that requires the Ministry to either fully engage with the local community. The question is: how far can these aims be weakened before a ‘protected area’ becomes synonymous with the domesticated world. Veli Lošinj. and to alter the boundaries according to minor economic requirements. The dilution of biodiversity aims has been highlighted in the development of the Cres-Lošinj marine protected area (CLMPA).indd 69 2. 8:08:31
. This led the Ministry suspending its limited stakeholder negotiations rather than opening up the discussion to the wider public. the lack of communication with the local community created resistance.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
PROTECTED AREAS FOR CONSERVATION OR SUSTAINAblE DEVElOPMENT?
Peter MACKELWORTH. Instead of problems disappearing they festered and tensions rose. The Ministry solution was to lower the category of the protected area to Regional Park. conserving the dolphin population. to the CLMPA.11.2010. as Croatia approaches accession to the European Union it is required to harmonise environmental law with the Habitats Directive. based on mainly on hearsay and misinformation. marine protected area
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(peter. Jelena JOVANOVIĆ Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation. In July 2006 the area was granted three year preventive protection as a Special Nature Reserve by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.mackelworth@blue-world. Keywords: conservation. sustainable development. unless for over-riding public interest.
power system loads. This article seeks to answer the question to what extent altered the physiognomy of the location and characteristics of the village of Međugorje .net.ba)
In this article changes in the physiognomy and area structure . until 1989.2010. The exception is the appearance of the last period was construction of buildings for the purpose of joint residence.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
CHANGES IN THE PHYSIOGNOMY AND AREA STRUCTURE OF SETTlEMENTS MEĐUGORJE .indd 70 2. characteristics and construction of settlements were discussed under the influence of religious tourism. The intensity of changes caused by rapid tourism development was seen at two territorial units (village of Međugorje and Bijakovići) located within the same local government (municipality Čitluk). More than noticeable was expansion of construction multistory buildings in the monitored period. 8:08:31
.11. Most intense period of construction takes place in two periods: since 1984. A noticeable decrease was in surface objects while share of buildings with 3 or more floors was in the total number of constructed buildings over half.madzar@tel. Faculty of Science and Education. This process is certainly influenced with decreasing of building land especially near the central zone. except the pressure on limited water and other natural resources. their share in the total number of objects is in the expansion of higher modes. and since 1997. Also inevitable is the perception of pressure on the environment caused by the increased number and size of the facilities especially in central “spiritual” sanctuary zones. Growth problems of tourism in this region.International Scientific Conference . to 2008.bIJAKOVIĆI (1981 . initiates a series of adverse environmental implications (such as traffic congestion. problem of waste water).Bijakovići.2008)
Ivan MADžAR Department of Geography. Methodological work is based on interpretation of available statistical data. religious tourism
Book of Abstracts. The expansion of settlements taking place in and near the main road approach “Spiritual Zone”. Keywords: transformation of area. which have resulted in increasing the height dimensions of objects. Although the number of buildings built on two floors have been constantly increasing. but also a variety of field research. University of Mostar. Bosnia and Herzegovina
as well as different private initiatives through a number of new small spatial planning companies. It refers particularly to the period of 70 is and 80ies of the 20th C.or in combination with other teaching subjects. particularly during the first stages of regional planning and spatial regulation development up to the sixties. or won their master’s or doctor’s degree in related problem area. mainly urban planning institutes and bureaus in Croatia. as well as some postgraduate studies. more than in practice.11. In independent Croatia. but the knowledge they gained enabled them to win recognition. spatial planning approaches started by intensive engagement of architects followed partly by economists.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED GEOGRAPHY IN SPATIAl PlANNING – CROATIAN CASE
Damir MAGAŠ Department of Geography. as applied geographers in their working ambience. started intensively its activity in contemporary spatial planning frames giving a visible contribution to its development. could already be found in Croatian geographers’ activities as early as the period between beginning of 20th c. with gradually strengthening of counties’ spatial planning institutes.International Scientific Conference . They have mainly completed geographical college education in Zagreb – teaching vocation . Only then a smaller group of geographers. and World War II.
Book of Abstracts. stimulates also some geographers. University of Zadar. A certain part of younger participants completed the study of applied geography (study that existed in Zagreb for a certain time). employed in spatial planning institutions. to fight for their working places in the labour market conditions and confront the application of the geographic knowledge and competence in modern practical work. Croatia
(dmagas@unizd. In the second half of the 20th C. closing or diminishing of activities of former institutes and bureaus.hr)
First spatial planning and urban geographic issues in Croatian geographic theory.2010.indd 71 2. 8:08:31
. especially in Zagreb. Split and Zadar. That is also contributed by existing studies of geography in the country.
). University of Zagreb. It is. especially of those climatic elements that are essential for the area. necessary that the climate data are accurate and updated. Spatial plans are analysed according to whether they use only the basic data or more complex climatic indicators (bioclimatic indices.2010. therefore. but the spatial planning should also take into account the average state of the atmosphere.. climate classification). areas of hydrotechnical works. 8:08:32
. Faculty of Science. Some of the data presented in spatial plans were compared with the averages for a standard period (1961-90). This is especially important in the areas where climate impacts are of great importance for land use (touristic and agricultural regions. The study deals with the climate data and its application in the spatial plans of the counties in Croatia.hr)
Climate is an important element of environment and must be taken into consideration in the process of spatial planning. Croatia
Book of Abstracts. given its purpose.. Keywords: climate.International Scientific Conference . The study analyses the number of climate and meteorological stations by each county and the period for which data relate. Croatia
(mmaradin@geog. spatial plan.indd 72 2.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE APPROACH TO THE ClIMATE INDICATORS IN THE SPATIAl PlANS OF THE COUNTIES IN CROATIA
Mladen MARADIN Department of Geography. Climate impacts are most evident in the case of extreme climate events. counties.pmf.11.
. represents a type of balancing between the possibilities of the observed area. the Requirements for assessing the influence of interventions in the environment are currently provided by the Faculty of engineering and shipbuilding). • usage of GIS technology in processing data and visualizing the mentioned processes. Urban planning division. the Law on regional planning and construction
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. The most important segments of the above mentioned process where geographers are ‘’a necessity’’ are following: • analysis and valorization of natural and social background of the observed area. Department for Planning. The implementation of a level of sustainable development should actually represent one of the major tasks of geographers in the processes of planning and decision-making. plays an especially important role in physical planning or at least it should. Keywords: regional planning. urbanism. while the share of other professions in regional planning is extremely low or non-existing. The analysis of the educational structure of people employed in county.11. especially in the context of new information technologies. as well as creating the planning documents and the associated studies.d.hr)
Geography as a science. This reality is contrasted with the ever-present emphasis on multidisciplinarity in regional planning and the need for common effort of experts from various fields. • coordination of various categories of protections and limits in exploitation of the area in order to obtain the most effective zones and locations for defined purposes.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
GEOGRAPHY IN REGIONAl PlANNING . in order for geography to enter the applicative segment of planning. • a complete demographic analysis with projections of current conditions. and represents a common problem for geography within regional planning practice in Croatia.g. for a start.maric@igh. • an assessment of the existing and planned economic perspectives (with the inclusion of projections of the demographic factors). reduce the ongoing alienation between theory and practice and would include all the possibilities and potentials. regional plan. Regional planning. the requirements of the holder of drafting (i. It is also necessary to include the Geographic department in to the market.CONDITIONS AND POSSIbIlITIES
Jure MARIĆ Institut IGH d. which is exactly where geography could excel (e. Dubrovnik. Croatia
(jure. That is why it is necessary to obtain an approach which would. the legislative boundaries. trends and possibilities. Studies and Environmental Protection. the affinities and the intentions of the potential investors. shows a concerning result of the absolute prevalence of architects. the local authority). since a range of specialized studies ‘’bridging’’ the gap between the natural and social backgrounds are needed to make a planning document.e. as well as the attempt to establish at least a minimal level of sustainable development in an area. especially its urban segment. particularly if observed as a ‘’bridge science’’ between nature and society.International Scientific Conference . which should be an advantage of geography in comparison to other professions.2010. especially the ones in private sector. city or municipal institutes and departments for regional planning.
Such spatial-demographic differentiation.11. demographic aging. where a continuous decline in the total population.3% of settlements are in phase of the deepest demographic ageing). caused by declining reproduction and mass emigration. while the remainder moved to the functional centers of Zaplanje.International Scientific Conference . Keywords: shrinking region. The spatial-demographic misbalance started with the massive wave of emigration in 1960s. depopulation. The pattern of settlements by population size shows a concentration in the center of the municipality (“growth center”) and the discharge of other settlements in Zaplanje. was achieved in conditions of poor development of secondary and tertiary activities in the centers of the first and second order.2010. Ivan RATKAJ Faculty of Geography. University of Belgrade. ranked Zaplanje in the group of the most depopulated areas with the oldest population in Serbia. reducing the total population by more than 50% until the census in 2002 (since the 2002 census – for additional 15%) as well as in expression of the process of demographic aging of settlements (97. with big obstacles for future development and the possible revitalization of certain settlements. a problem accentuated by the existence of a large number of the small villages with a high participation of old people as well as by the absence of nonagricultural activities.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
SHRINKING REGIONS IN SERbIA – ZAPlANJE CASE STUDY
Marija MARTINOVIĆ. According to field and census data. spatial demographic and economic imbalance
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During the period of intense socialist industrialization and accompanying hyper-urbanization. certain areas of Serbia suffered from economic decline and depopulation. when most of Zaplanje’s labor force moved to Niš and its suburbs. classifying this area to the group of least developed ones in Serbia. this has resulted in the eviction or closure of over two thousand houses. 8:08:32
. One representative area is the Zaplanje region in Southeastern Serbia. Serbia
(ivanratkaj@sbb. These shifts in population were accompanied by the disturbance of the relative socio-economic balance.
Keywords: curriculum. i. efforts were being made to contribute to a new perspective of the management of the Geography curriculum.International Scientific Conference . the teaching-learning objectives and even. To this end. Faculty of Arts. at the Geography Department of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto.. What meanings and implications are incorporated in terms of practices? This paper aims to explore this matter. at the level of the initial training of teachers.e.11. curricular interpretation
Book of Abstracts. At the beginning of this century. as well as those operating in the practices of teachers trained at this institution. the Ministry of Education was in charge of defining what should be taught.2010. the strategies to be followed to achieve those objectives. teaching of geography. and that the students and school context where the curriculum is built and developed should be taken into account. This production of knowledge was intended to contribute to preparing future teachers who. it gives schools and teachers an active role in organizing the schools’ and classes’ curricular projects. particularly the (re)interpretations carried out by the Geography Department of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto. In other words. apart from being specialists in Geography. Carlinda LEITE The Geography Department. 8:08:32
. should also be capable of designing and managing the curriculum. texts and working documents were produced which reflect an interpretation of the guidelines issued by the Ministry. Almost a decade after this process was implemented.indd 75 2. At the same time as this process to implement a new concept of curriculum was taking place. it was determined that those curricular projects should be organized based on general competencies and specific competencies for each disciplinary area. we ask ourselves: how have Geography teachers appropriated the concepts underlying the Official Guidelines and the documents produced during initial training?. At the same time. Portugal
(Felisbela.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
(RE)INTERPRETATIONS bY TEACHERS IN PORTUGAl OF THE NATIONAl GEOGRAPHY CURRICUlUM IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
Felisbela MARTINS. the Curricular Reorganization of Primary Education established that the curriculum prescribed at national level was a project which had to be adjusted at local level. in some firstname.lastname@example.org)
The curriculum in Portugal was traditionally characterized by centralization. University of Porto.
The simplest definition of landscape describes it as the physiognomy of the geographical environment. these include analyses of the impact on the environment of mass tourism.edu. cultural landscape reflected the intellectual potential and essential values of the community which created it. The processes of consumption and globalization of the landscape are happening at a mass scale in the 21st century. Also. cultural landscapes are extremely dynamic and ephemeral systems.qUO VADIS? GEOGRAPHICAl CONSIDERATION bETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Urszula MYGA-PIATEK Faculty of Earth Siensces.indd 76 2. in terms of space.2010.
Book of Abstracts. It is thus regarded as both the result and the background of the history which has been mapped in the matrix of the natural environment. The above issues will be discussed with reference to the policy of sustainable development (European Landscape Convention). fragmentation of the space resulting from growing areas of settlements and service sites. diversification of European landscapes in selected regions and assessment of their condition. Currently. changes.International Scientific Conference .APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
CUlTURAl lANDSCAPE OF 21 CENTURY . concerning the application and implementation stage (reaching outside the stage of theoretical considerations). Many of the factors which cause these rapid changes are within the scope of interest of geography. The issues discussed in the paper include: stages of evolution of cultural landscape as seen in the European cultural circle. Cultural landscapes developed along with the expansion of the ecumene. That reason is sufficient for geographers to increase their activities in that regard. restructuring of the industry. factors of landscape transformation. modern threats to the quality of European landscapes and directions of their transformation will be analyzed. landscape also has multisensory properties and represents a unique set of symbols and meanings which result from the cultural communication between the man and the nature. 8:08:32
. we are witnessing dramatic transformation of the landscape. Sosnowiec.11. etc. Besides the material layer. By design. It is an evolutionary consequence of primary landscapes (natural landscapes – differing in zones and ranges) which existed on Earth until the Neolithic times. Poland
(urszula. University of Silesia. Never before in the history of human civilization have human activities happened at such a fast pace or caused so dramatic and enormous. At each stage of its development. transport. The notion cultural landscape refers to landscape which has been transformed by the man as the result of the civilizational development.
Blaž REPE. lithology. marko. The methodology and the major outcomes of this case study analysis are presented in the paper. avalanches) were additionally confronted by the human dimension in terms of population density as well as the data on buildings and infrastructure. climate parameters.uni-lj. University of Ljubljana. thematic maps.arnes. email@example.com. Each thematic map represents a layer used in the newly developing spatial plan of Tržič municipality (scale 1 : 10 000) while the description serves as the basis for the strategic part of the document. The composed maps representing the natural hazards (erosion. protected areas etc. FlOOD AND AVAlANCHE RISK MAPS FOR THE AREA OF TRžIč MUNICIPAlITY (SlOVENIA) AS THE bASIS OF THE NEW MUNICIPAl SPATIAl PlAN
Karel NATEK.firstname.lastname@example.org@ff. land use. Thematic maps of erosion and floods.) were upgraded by the field work and detailed mapping as well as in some cases with the expert assessments. The usually used raw data such as relief information (heights. spatial email@example.com@guest. Barbara LAMPIČ. land sliding. The results used for the spatial plan are maps as well as the detailed description of the natural threats from the spatial planning point of view. Irena MRAK.net. water resources. Marko KREVS.indd 77 2. Slovenia
(karel. especially in the segment of potential settlement enlargements as well as with other planned spatial activities.com)
According to the spatial legislation in Slovenia. Keywords: natural hazards.ogrin@ff. darko. barbara.si. inclination.repe@ff. cultural heritage and economic activities.si.uni-lj. Darko OGRIN. slope orientation. the composition of new municipal spatial plans in Slovenia require the thematic maps of natural hazards which represent one of the most important inputs in spatial planning decision making. 8:08:32
. Uroš STEPIŠNIK Department of Geography. Slovenia
Book of Abstracts.si. landslides and avalanches for the area of Tržič municipality required development of special methodological approach based on different geographic data.International Scientific Conference .APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
COMPOSITION OF EROSION.11. blaz. irena. Faculty of Arts. natural values. Tržič municipality. available for a specific and relatively small area of Slovenia. floods.
on both local and global levels.pmf. it is very important to establish continuous data source.11. University of Zagreb.indd 78 2. That fact encourages the employment of population geographers and opens the question of their university education and training. specifically.2010. Geographic perspectives on demographic analysis at the local level seem destined to flourish. In past decade we have chosen to focus upon smaller geographic scales. Croatia
(nejasmic@geog. deals with all relevant population processes and phenomena that are being studied from geographical aspect. all require a thorough knowledge of how population is expected to change. composition. are much more difficult and challenging at the local scale from the ones at any other scale. some essential questions arise: Who are they useful for? Who decides what is useful and based on what criteria? An understanding of dynamic population components and its time and space dependence. Applied research in population geography. Less specifically. 8:08:32
. The lack of population register in Croatia is one of the main problems for applied population geography studies.International Scientific Conference . Faculty of Science. as well as population distribution. population geographers’ training
Book of Abstracts. as well as the data available. Keywords: applied research. Population analysis may be carried out at many geographic scales. for example. as well as the design of sewage treatment facilities. Methods used on one level cannot be automatically used on the other. and change is essential for making decisions in both private and public sectors. data resources. Since certain population geography studies are characterised as more useful than the other. the location of new economic activities. population geography. The size and location of new parks.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED RESEARCH IN POPUlATION GEOGRAPHY
Ivo NEJAŠMIĆ Department of Geography. economic and environmental problems. Population analyses. To avoid dependence on only census data. Such changes in data collection methodology should revolutionise the business of “demographics” and use of population data at the local scale. Data source and development of demographic information system (DIS) is of crucial importance for applied population geography studies. Future school enrolments depend critically upon the expected size and age composition of future populations. in many ways.hr)
Applied researches use existing geographic theory and techniques to understand and solve specific empirical problems. application of population geography knowledge and skills include resolving complex social. the planning of transportation networks. on local level cannot be available on higher level and vice versa.
the study reveals that women’s journey decisions and travel patterns derive from traditional gender roles. Job commuting is common.indd 79 2. based on empirical research in Aberdeenshire. this pattern of mobility behaviour weakens the rural infrastructure.de. High car ownership rates suggest high car dependency that is interrelated with low supply with local quality services and insufficient public transport provision. education. Keywords: public transport. rural women’s geographic mobility and their respective needs and wants are explored and compared to the reality they face. 8:08:32
. accessibility. movement is indispensable for social and economic live. transport is a key element in the ability of rural dwellers to access work. In rural areas. Linking the rural economy to nearby cities. health care. partly because of insufficient public transport but mainly due to the unsurpassed level of mobility. rural Scotland. In this context. SCOTlAND
Eva Maria NOACK. Focusing on public and private transport. gender
Book of Abstracts. Aberdeenshire in Northeast Scotland is a ‘booming’ rural area reporting positive net-migration rates and a rather young. shopping and leisure activities.11. Especially newcomers tend to travel over large distances to urban centres. flexibility and comfort private cars provide. being geographically mobile is as one of the central aspects of human welfare.2010. growing population. Using in-depth interviews.de)
In our contemporary society.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
TRANSPORT MObIlITY AND ACCESSIbIlITY: RESUlTS OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN IN RURAl AbERDEENSHIRE. the investigation highlights the car dependency among rural households. car dependency. Germany
(enoack@uni-goettingen. hbergma1@uni-goettingen. Particular needs and wants arise from women’s responsibilities. This paper explores rural women’s mobility opportunities and travel behaviour and the corresponding reasons. the paper discusses whether the nature of demand for public transport by rural residents might alter in the near future for economic. well-being and social inclusion. environmental or demographic changes. Moreover. Holger BERGMANN Georg-August-University of Göttingen.International Scientific Conference . these should be taken into account in future transport policy and practise in order to effectively face (im)mobility-related problems in rural communities.
(matej. many winters were mild with often rainy instead snowy weather. After »green« winters in 1988/89 and 1989/90 all major Slovenian winter tourist centres gradually decided for investments in artificial snow infrastructure. the most known winter resort Kranjska Gora lies at elevation only 800 m. In fact. The article shows us climate trends in Slovenian Alpine space in last 30 years and points out possible solutions for winter tourism as endangered activity.
Book of Abstracts. Rok VENGAR. however most of ski centres lie on low elevations.indd 80 2. more rain precipitation and can in some cases prevents snow guns to produce enough artificial snow.International Scientific Conference .APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
ClIMATE CHANGES AND WINTER TOURISM IN SlOVENIA
Matej OGRIN. In last 20 years most of winter ski resorts in Slovenia.11.ogrin@siol. University of Ljubljana. Only ski centre Kanin lies on elevation above 2000 m and only three more (Krvavec. The raise of temperatures causes longer melting period. which caused further investments in winter tourism very risky and profits much lower than they were predicted.2010. Faculty of Arts. and one of most dependent activities is winter alpine tourism. 8:08:32
Climate changes affect many activities. Nastja RODMAN. with most of its ski slopes at elevation under 1200 m. But is this enough? In Slovenia winter tourism has a long tradition. Matic MOČNIK. Vogel and Zelenica) have ski slopes at elevation above 1600 m. Gregor BUNČIČ Department of Geography. Andraž SMOLEJ. due to their low elevations faced unpredictable snow conditions in winter time.
an analysis of geographical. economic and socio-cultural influences and consequences of the second home phenomenon as a basis for establishing the impact of the phenomenon in the regional development as a whole.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE CONCEPT PROPOSAl FOR THE STUDY OF THE SECOND HOME PHENOMENON IN THE RECEIVING SECOND HOME AREA
Vuk Tvrtko OPAČIĆ Department of Geography. the establishment of the shape of the second home phenomenon concentration in the given geographical location. Faculty of Science. Since secondary recreational dwelling is significant for Croatia.11. Only after numerous mistakes which occurred during the increase in the number of individual second homes (1970s and 1980s) and intensive apartmentisation (1990s and 2000s). It encompasses the following stages: the observation of the recreational attractions of the region. and with the opening of the real estate market to the EU nationals.indd 81 2. The purpose of the paper is to propose the outline of the study of the second home phenomenon in the receiving area and provide guidelines for its future direction in local communities.pmf. Croatia
(vtopacic@geog. Such unwarranted neglect of the research into the nature of the secondary dwelling and its implications infrequently leads to mistakes in physical planning which result in incorrigible consequences. physical planning
Book of Abstracts. it is mandatory to study it from multidisciplinary perspectives in order to propose appropriate measures and legal solutions which will ensure the future development of the Croatian littoral on the premises of sustainable development. an analysis of the second home mobilities. particularly for its littoral. and the evaluation of the present regulations pertaining to physical planning. an outline of the developmental dynamics to date as well as spatial distribution and basic characteristics of the second home phenomenon.2010. did the Croatian scientific circles and wider public show a slightly greater interest in this issue. Keywords: second home phenomenon. the study of the motivation of the present and potential second home owners. this phenomenon is still one of the less researched forms of leisure related ways of mobility. 8:08:32
.International Scientific Conference . receiving second home area. University of Zagreb. The results of all these stages of research will serve as a basis for a proposal for future solutions which will lead towards an optimal direction of the second home phenomenon in the receiving second home areas.hr)
Despite the overall growth of the second home phenomenon in Croatia and worldwide.
definition and object of the hydrogeography as a geographic discipline. Through hydrogeography. to single out the changes introduced by the society (or naturaly occuring) affecting the system and to try to predict the future impact of the changes in focus on the stability and the future state of the given system. while marine geography is a separate discipline as recomended by IGU.indd 82 2.International Scientific Conference . University of Zagreb. The second part of the paper starts with possible divisions of hydrogeography itself. Croatia
(firstname.lastname@example.org. systematic. The systematic and ecologic aspects of applied hidrogeographic research are stressed as important. 8:08:32
Book of Abstracts. At the end of the paper there is a case study of an applied hydrogeographic research in Northeastern Syria presented.2010. The definition and the role of applied hydrogeography is further discussed. name. In Croatia the term hydrogeography is being used and as a discipline nad it deals with surrface waters on land. The basic role of a geographer is to define the area.pmf. regional and applied hydrogeography is presented. Geoecologic aspect is present through suporting those changes (solutions) which are in corcodance with the principles of sustainable development. and up to a point there is also a difference refering to the kinds of water researched. conducted by the author and it’s doctorate candidate. the condition and the stability of a gien hydrogeographic system. geography has a certain position in hydrology as a multidisciplinary and interdisiplinary research field dealing with water. A basic division into general. Faculty of Science.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED HYDROGEOGRAPHY – ITS PlACEMENT AND ROlE
Danijel OREŠIĆ Department of Geography. Different geographic institutions have different names for the geographic discipline dealing with water.hr)
In the indroductory part of the paper there is a discussion about the placement.
the “cradle” sub-region of Douro viticulture. where Cambres is located. closely associated with an ageing population in recession. Faculty of Arts. the DDR does however reveal a high degree of heterogeneity. Throughout its 250.2010. terraces laden with vines rise up the slopes of the Douro River and its main tributaries. which strategies should be followed to ensure its preservation? At a time when tourism is increasingly pointed out as one of the dynamics to bolster. Keywords: rural development. In this setting. by which reason it is divided into three sub-regions: the “Baixo Corgo” to the west. This parish in the Lamego municipality is characterized by the high degree of parcelling of its agricultural holdings and an aged populated. how can rural spatial planning be fostered without underestimating the multiple local potentialities? How can local and regional competitiveness be boosted and.11. A WORlD HERITAGE SITE?
Maria Helena Mesquita PINA Department of Geography. home to extensive landscape. followed by the “Cima Corgo” and. architectural. resulting in a very attractive landscape. but it is also a multifaceted landscape comprising a valuable history.indd 83 2. landscape heritage
Book of Abstracts. it is the small family-based holdings that dominate the landscape. viticulture. the “Douro Superior”. although there are a few large business enterprises. the region is strife with diverse problems. at the same time. This situation is particularly widespread in the “Baixo Corgo”.up. sustainability. In fact. Portugal
(mpina@letras. among which Port wine naturally stands out.pt)
The Douro Demarcated Region (DDR) is not only a privileged area where a diversity of high-quality wines are produced. 8:08:32
. on the border with Spain. Although extremely appealing. University of Porto. Having always the Douro River as its structuring element. to the east. a parish which clearly illustrates this scenario. among which a deficient agricultural land structure. classified as World Heritage in December 2001. cultural and even religious heritage. It is also.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
WHICH STRATEGIES SHOUlD bE ADOPTED TO PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE DOURO REGION (NE PORTUGAl). however.000 hectares. tourism in rural areas.International Scientific Conference . increase the sustainability of these landscapes and their heritage values? The case under analysis is enlightening.
Territorial Impact Assessment. 3.it)
By the access of new countries. competiveness. citizen and citizenships on the “best practise” way. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. 2010). procedures. etc. competiveness. and since 2004 it includes the competitiveness and cohesion assessment (Prezioso.indd 84 2. transferring new geographical address in planning culture. sustainability. 2009.11. cohesion. influencing territorial and spatial planning and modifing it for including common priority objective as cohesion. planning
Book of Abstracts. Lipsia Chart programmes. Finally. After an experimental period of texiting and critical review. in order to reduce these risks. 2007. 8:08:32
. In order to define this IV generation methodological protocol and its selected use of common scientific indicators. Cohesion. CADSIS. making subsidiary orientations. they transform interests of investors.International Scientific Conference . From 1995 to 2003. standards. European policies and directives are increased as well as national and regional ones. called Sustainable Territorial environmental/economic Management Methodological Approach (STeMA). some words will be spent looking at the territorial diversity and testing it from the territorial point of view. to do endogenous corrections. Keywords: geographical methodology. were discussed for supporting several European applied researches onto LIFE. ESPON. enterprise systems.2010. interest-taken. sustainability. focusing on scientific questions relative to the Territorial Impact Aassessment (TIA) and the Strategy Environmental Assessment (SEA) of regional policy making and European policy inclusion in planning choices for obtaining a cohesive and competitive development in sustainability in different target areas individuated at NUTs 1. THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE TERRITORIAl DEVElOPMENT?
Maria PREZIOSO Department of Economics and Territory. Italy
(maria. the paper arrange those rules (governance) and those procedures/lows (compliance) to which the territorial government is due to. and its tool GIS. 2008. 1995. this theoretical approach. The paper goes back over the STeMA theoretical questions. polycentrism. the Italian geographical research has developed a new methodological theory able to assess the territorial sensitivity of policies and programmes.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
RESEARCHING IN GEOGRAPHY. 2006. Faculty of Economics. 2. The latter can be considered as the initial territorial capital or capacity building or sensitivity by which assessing impacts and effects (positive or negative) of integrated EU policies. 2003.prezioso@uniroma2. IS IT POSSIblE TO MATCH SCIENCE.
same as analyses of populations of cave fauna selected taxa. same as cave taxa are recommended and finally.International Scientific Conference .ozimec@hbsd. Makarska. Zagreb. Further. new for Biokovo. speleology. published in final Elaborate in 2008. status of cave findings and habitats. caves and pits.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
MONITORING OF SPElEOlOGICAl ObJECTS IN NATURE PARK bIOKOVO – bASEMENT FOR GOVERNMENT AND PROTECTION OF ENDOGENOUS KARST PHENOMENA IN PROTECTED AREAS
Ksenija PROTRKA1. important bats habitats. Due to systematically implementation of biospeleological researches of Nature Park Biokovo (2002-2006) beside findings of many cave taxa. measures for conservation and protection of cave habitats. caves. same as sampling for water analyses. In frame of systematically monitoring.com. expressed biodiversity. Selection for monitoring is based on several criteria: geomorphological values exist of paleontological and archaeological findings. archeological and cultural localities. Croatia
(ksenija. necessary needs for monitoring of most valuable caves occurred.indd 85 2. caves from which cave taxa have been described (locus typicus). frequently still undescribed cave fauna. expert Elaborate have been work out including: expert suggestions for activities necessary for caves protection. till than not explored caves.2010. possibility of using caves for educative and touristic purposes together with elements for caves promotion.protrka@biokovo. many new. same as other protected areas in Croatian Karst. roman. Roman OZIMEC2 Nature Park Biokovo. ten caves have been selected for monitoring in 2009 Year.hr)
Endogenous karst phenomena.11. After synthesis of results. bats colonies). has been performed as follow: preview of general status of caves. but also unique underground habitats with rare and endemic. After criteria of endangerment. belong to most important natural values of Nature Park Biokovo and represented important elements of geological and geomorphological heritage. 8:08:32
. same as paleontological. but also touristic potential caves are included. Keywords: karst. Croatia Croatian Biospeleological Society (CBSS). analyses of ecology and microclimate factors. recommendations for microclimate measurement instruments placement. same as necessary of further researches. but also for science. protection and promotion of endogenous Karst phenomena in Nature Park Biokovo. On the basis of monitoring. biospeleology. with interesting findings (new paleontological and archaeological localities. Without systematically monitoring of caves it is impossible to perform quality management. survey
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criterions for defining bioregional boundaries. Keywords: bioregionalism. sustainability. u Milardović ur. ecosystem. the boundaries of bioregions are determined according to the natural limits of ecosystems. substantive components of bioregions. community
Book of Abstracts. 1995).pudjak@pilar. with goal of resolving problems that even in technical way are crossing state boundaries. bioregional boundaries are not clear. On this occasion we’ll maintain inside the state boundaries of RC. We will present classification methodology of bioregions. and bioregional scale classification that was set up by Kirkpatick Sale.hr)
Bioregionalism is a political. geomorphology. but while the boundaries of regions are in general determined by administrative criteria.2010. We will show an example of primary division of Croatian territory on broadly defined ecoregion. 8:08:32
.11. which is in accordance with criterions of bioregional classification.. although it is important mentioning that some of proposed bioregions and all of ecoregions are crossing those state boundaries. and gradually traverse in another.International Scientific Conference .indd 86 2. thin lines on map – it is more often the case that one bioregion si overlapping with.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
ClASSIFICATION METHODOlOGY OF bIOREGIONS WITH INITIAl PROPOSAl OF CROATIAN bIOREGIONS
Jelena PUĐAK Institute of social sciencies ‘’Ivo Pilar’’. Croatia
(jelena. Bioregionalism can be seen as a type of regionalism. and narrowly defined bioregions. cultural and ecologycal system that is based on naturaly-defined territorial units called bioregions. Zagreb. Just like in ecosystems. In one of its forms regionalism appears as ‘’a cooperation movenment of regional district governmental apparatus across state boundaries’’ (Lübbe. and biology of particular place. bioregions. Inhabiting bioregion is applied on creating human communities that fallow unique characteristics of climate.
breed and hunt. Indirect impacts refer to habitats.2010. where birds nest. The most concerning are negative direct impacts: bird electrocutions on the poles and collisions with wires. The main criteria used for identification of dangerous power-line sections are living habits of eagle owls.International Scientific Conference . Power poles can also be used as nesting base for birds. Podgorski Kras. Power-line infrastructure affects birds directly and indirectly. This region is the largest nesting and hunting area of eagle owls in Slovenia. in positive and negative way. environmental protection.si)
Power-line network is a linear landscape element. Since the wires and poles are lifted above the surface. Model is based on available data for the area of Kras. Slovenia
(nika. current land use and existing power-line network in chosen area. Among the other consequences they affect birds and their habitats.indd 87 2. Keywords: geography. habitats
Book of Abstracts. Each intervention and change in habitat means change of living conditions for all organisms that depend on it. biogeography. topographic and technical factors. Ljubljana.razpotnik@zrc-sazu. This paper presents a model which can be used for identifying dangerous power-line corridors. In this case the environmental impact of power poles is positive.11. It provides households and other human activities with electricity. where the possibility of electrocution of eagle owl Bubo bubo is the highest. meteorological. Čičarija and Podgrajsko podolje. ornithology. 8:08:32
. Power lines have significant impact on environment which is caused by their presence and function. they are very convenient for perching and safe gathering of bird flocks.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
ENVIRONMENTAl CONFlICTS bETWEEN HAbITATS OF THE VUlNERAblE bIRD SPECIES AND POWER lINE NETWORK
Nika RAZPOTNIK VISKOVIĆ Anton Melik Geographical Institute of Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. especially in the treeless areas. They depend on several biological.
among them urban. University of Ljubljana. University of Ljubljana (Urban ecosystems. regional and spatial planning are very important.11.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
APPlIED GEOGRAPHICAl RESEARCH OF URbAN DEVElOPMENT AND URbAN PlANNING IN SlOVENIA
Dejan REBERNIK Department of Geography. Characteristics of regional development and regional potentials of Spodnje Podravje Region). Results of those research projects were or will be used for the preparation of policies in the filed of spatial and regional development. suburban and rural areas are used as a basis for the preparation of different documents and planning acts on national and local level. Faculty of Arts.2010.si)
In Slovenia applied geography and geographical research is well established in different fields.
Book of Abstracts.arnes. In the paper the methodology. the main research results and application of those research projects will be presented and evaluated.International Scientific Conference . Geographers are very active as members of teams of urban and regional planners.rebernik@guest. In the last 10 years different applied research projects in the field of urban and regional planning were carried out by the members of the Department of Geography at Faculty of Arts.indd 88 2. In the paper examples of applied geographical research in the field of urban development will be presented. Linking policies and criterias for achieving the sustainable spatial development of towns and other settlements in functional urban areas. 8:08:32
(dejan. Geographical research and analysis of spatial trends and processes in urban.
(tatjana. Upon the gathered data authors through geographical perspective discus a connection between actual teaching of European issues in the classroom and syllabi goals. Keywords: curriculum. The aim of the study is to identify to what extent content on ‘Europe’.resnik-planinc@guest. there is a need to reflect upon the common sense of European identity. attitudes/attachments and ways of articulating/experiencing the idea of European identity among Slovenian youth with the help of curricula analyses and a survey among 12-18 year old pupils/students in Slovenia.com)
In order to achieve the European Union goals of effective integration in a wide range of economic and political domains including those of social. geographical education.
Book of Abstracts. ‘European dimension’ and ‘European identity and citizenship’ exists in the Slovenian national school curricula and how it is represented and constructed.2010. European identity. environmental.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
EUROPEAN IDENTITY IN SlOVENIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH GEOGRAPHICAl PERSPECTIVE
Tatjana RESNIK PLANINC. mojcailc@yahoo. European Union. 8:08:32
. asking themselves if it possible to achieve integration in terms of collective identity.indd 89 2.International Scientific Conference . syllabus.si.11.arnes. University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Arts. Mojca ILC Department of Geography. education system. cultural and educational character. The authors tried to identify perceptions/understandings.
but the impacts of second home expansion have been perceived quite differently. vacation resorts and the natural and cultural amenity rich countryside. Clearly. cultural and other change this phenomenon induces in land use and local development have become frequent discussion topic among policy.roca@ulusofona. Second.International Scientific Conference .2010. The recent spatial and sectorial development policy agendas in Portugal have been marked by the importance given to second homes in national tourism.pt)
The growing omnipresence of second homes in all parts of Portugal and the environmental. Lisbon. this phenomenon has not yet become part of the national research agenda in Portugal.Geographical and Regional Planning Research Centre. spatial organization. in the National Strategic Plan for Tourism. Culture and Development Research Centre.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE GROWTH OF SECOND HOMES IN PORTUGAl: SPATIAl PlANNING AND DEVElOPMENT POlICY CONCERNS
Zoran ROCA1. This paper presents findings from a currently ongoing major pioneer research project . Portugal 2 e-GEO . territorial development and public policy research.11. effective management of the existing and future impacts of second homes expansion is hardly possible without grasping with the specificities of their spatially diverse origins and character. Portugal
(zoran. which largely confirms the literature on major areas of second home expansion in other countries of Europe and beyond. it will be pointed out to what way and extent positive and negative impacts of second homes expansion on land use and local/regional development and related planning issues are perceived by local development agents in a regional case-study area selected for this research project. OLIVEIRA1
TERCUD – Territory. while in the National Programme for Spatial Planning Policy it is recommended to control its expansion because of the effects it can have on the sustainability and management of land use and landscapes. For example. specialists spatial planning. such as the rural-urban fringe. Universidade Lusófona. designed and being carried out by a team of geographers. Keywords: second homes. residential tourism.and opinion-makers.on the effects of the second homes phenomenon as a constitutive element of post-productivist landuse patterns in Portugal. a spatial typology of second homes at the national level will be brought forward. However. 8:08:32
. development planning. Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Maria DE NAZARÉ ROCA2. Portugal
Book of Abstracts.indd 90 2. economic. First. Lisbon. residential tourism is considered as one of the top-ten priorities to be promoted. José A.
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. Nenad žIVKOVIĆ Faculty of Geography.11. schmele@gef. social and economic effects
Book of Abstracts. Pestan river. amount of agricultural production and demographic and land property structure.rs. Pestan riverbed was not predisposed for kinetic energy of a stronger flow which caused more intensive fluvial erosion by digging the riverbanks and higher amounts of silt. This paper presents an analysis of the effects of human impact and fluvial erosion in the river system. as well as demographic and socio-economic effects.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE RIVER SYSTEM CHANGES IN DONJA KOlUbARA RIVER VAllEY
Mirjana ROKSANDIĆ. The amount of the lost arable land was estimated on the base of comparative analysis of cadastral maps of this area from 1967 and orthophoto images of the actual state of the Kolubara river course. land loss.International Scientific Conference .rs)
Human impact on a river system and fluvial erosion are often followed by changes in landscape morphology. University of Belgrade. today’s Kolubara riverbanks.ac.2010.bg. sasa@gef. Serbia
(mirjanaroks@gmail. caused loss of land along the parcels which have been exposed to more intensive erosion. These landscape modifications caused changes in the allocation of land use (former arable land became fallow land). Slavoljub DRAGIČEVIĆ. Keywords: changes in Kolubara river system. one part of the river Kolubara was diverted into Pestan River in 1976.bg.com. In order to open a new mine for lignite exploitation. Widening of the concave Pestan riverbanks.ac.
the study finds out that the most immediate problems that need to be addressed are: the lack of an administrative identity for this area.indd 92 2. Shkodra University. It is this commune. demographic and settlement informality and the lack of an adequate public infrastructure. These transformations took place as a result of the internal demographic migration which placed large numbers of people from the rural and mountainous areas into the suburbs of Shkoder city.11. Albania
(tan_rustja@yahoo. the high degree of economic. While using a problem-resolving (applied) approach. periurban area.com)
This paper attempts to analyze the spatial transformations occurred in the periurban area of Shkoder city after 1990. More specifically. This paper examines the causes. which surrounds the largest northern city of Albania and can so be identified with its periurban territory. 8:08:32
. Shkoder city.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
REGIONAl AND SPATIAl PlANNING AS A CONTRIbUTION IN APPlIED GEOGRAPHY: THE CASE OF THE PERIURbAN AREA OF SHKODER CITY – AlbANIA
Dritan RUSTJA Geography Department.International Scientific Conference . it has been taken under study “Rrethinat” commune. the dynamics and the impact of these transformations over the community and land use. Keywords: spatial transformation. along with Shkodra city itself that has experienced the most dramatic social. informality.2010. economic and land use transformations in Shkodra region during this period. It concludes on emphasizing the necessity to develop and carry out a master plan for this territory as the final solution for all the above mentioned problems and as a way to achieve the sustainable development. master plan
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and future trajectories of agriculture. vertical integration. peri-urban agriculture.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
STRUCTURAl CHANGES IN THE PERI-URbAN AGRICUlTURE OF THE bElGRADE REGION
Mikica SIBINOVIĆ.International Scientific Conference . The development. University of Belgrade. agricultural structure. rural-urban conflicts. rural-urban conflicts
Book of Abstracts. Peri-urban agricultural production is organized to meet the needs of the population. Results suggest possible directions for the sustainable development of agriculture in the Belgrade region. Standardization. and globalization have resulted in changes in the agricultural system. access to markets and the industrialization of agricultural. Ivan RATKAJ Faculty of Geography. In suburban areas these changes are most pronounced because of the pressure of urbanization and ruralurban conflicts. Social factors are strongly reflected by the agricultural population. 8:08:32
(email@example.com million inhabitants. sustainable development. This research investigates the nature and intensity of this relationship in terms of the functional aspects of agricultural production.indd 93 2. Keywords: Belgrade. Over time the agricultural system in the rural areas of the Belgrade has transformed from traditional agriculture to the agricultural production for the market.2010.rs)
The Belgrade region is comprised of 17 municipalities with a total of 162 settlements and with about 1.11. distribution and structure of agricultural production depends on environmental and social conditions. The needs of Belgrade influences agricultural production in the suburban areas. the achieved level of agricultural technology.
(firstname.lastname@example.org 94 2. which can be either objective or subjective. Faculty of Science. It is usually measured by using indicators. Objective indicators thus represent the objective quality of life. The second type of indicators. measure individual satisfaction with life or subjective quality of life. such as average number of persons per room. Then.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
URbAN qUAlITY OF lIFE – CASE STUDY OF RIJEKA
Lana SLAVUJ Department of Geography. City of Rijeka
Book of Abstracts.2010. neighbourhood satisfaction. 8:08:32
. University of Zagreb. objective indicators. unemployment. Neighbourhood satisfaction was used as an indicator of the quality of life in the neighbourhood. First of all. subjective indicators. lack of basic house facilities etc. the subjective indicators. The research has been done in two stages.International Scientific Conference . Keywords: urban quality of life. This paper represents a study of quality of life in the City of Rijeka.pmf. Objective indicators are statistical information about the external condition of the environment within which people live.11.hr)
Quality of life is a multidimensional concept. an analysis of the city space based upon objective data has been performed. five neighbourhoods have been selected for a survey research of the perception of quality of life.
cross border cooperation. bornafb@geog. 18 of them are directly bordering the neighbouring state regions and are active in some cross border activities. 8:08:32
. Joint projects contribute to the revitalisation of derelict and abandoned areas. the new quality of the periphery. Zagreb. Faculty of Science. Cross border cooperation by implementation of EU funded projects represents main source of self financing for regional stakeholders in Croatia. Cross border and peripheral regions by joint cooperation i. The research is questioning the role of the peripheral position of border regions in the new conditions of cross border cooperation projects compared to the previous developmental patterns. Using the bottom up approach.pmf. University of Zagreb.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
REGIONAl DEVElOPMENT OF bORDER REGIONS: FROM PERIPHERY TO DEVElOPMENTAl AXIS
Darko STILINOVIĆ1.2010. Borna FUERST-BJELIŠ2
Ministry of Regional Development. shape and consequently to the total length of the state border and the share of the border regions in the state territory. by realisation of joint cross border projects are bringing closer development scenarios of their respective neighbouring countries.indd 95 2. These questions include issues of regional identity as well. i. Croatia 2 Department of Geography. EU funds. Common identity of these regions is being gradually rebuilt while borders and border regions instead of peripheries are becoming developmental axis. Among 21 Croatian counties. In this way neighbouring interstate regions are exchanging best practices in the frame of predefined sectors of cooperation.11. Croatia
Book of Abstracts.hr. or its (re)creation. Forestry and Water Management. Croatian regions are therefore in the position to be less dependent from the state budget. development options are easier to be chosen as corrective measures to the existing non-flexible development plans. regional development.stilinovic@mrrsvg.International Scientific Conference .hr)
Cross border regional cooperation issues are of particular importance for Croatia due to its wider position. e. Croatia
(darko.e. the relation of the old and new one. Key words: border regions.
its adequate study and connection to local cultures are often neglected. 8:08:32
. which is more than necessary in a society destabilized by economic turbulences. Finally. this process would give a multiple contribution to the preservation of relevant natural and social characteristics of the landscape in Vojvodina.11. Vojvodina
Book of Abstracts. based on the harmony between the preservation of nature resources and meeting the needs of society – landscape research.uns. Tourism & Hotel Services. Dragoslav PAVIĆ. no matter if it is natural.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
lANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT IN VOJVODINA AS A PREREqUISITE FOR ITS SUSTAINAblE DEVElOPMENT
Vladimir STOJANOVIĆ. protection and management have important roles. University of Novi Sad. The management systems would be shaped in accordance with modern social changes. Serbia
(vladimir. landscape management. Milana PAŠIĆ Department of Geography. Because this landscape is valued as highly homogenous. local culture and economic development.International Scientific Conference .2010. sustainable development. Landscape is important in the fields of ecology. rural or urban landscape.ac.rs)
In achieving objectives of sustainable development.indd 96 2.stojanovic@dgt. In view of turbulent transition trends. Keywords: landscape. Furthermore. landscape is an important element in people’s lives. Specific regional characteristics of Vojvodina call for a more thorough analysis of its landscape. The development of landscape management systems of Vojvodina through determining the policy of planning and protection could contribute to more rational use of all the resources in Vojvodina. getting to know the issues of landscape management contributes to a better standard of local communities.
until recently have explicitly examined the place use and place behavior of older teenagers. The study sets out to investigate how 1517 years-olds know. Moreover. Svjetlana VIŠNIĆ2 Department of Geography. perceive and value their city. The other aim of the study was to examine the topology of teenagers’ daily environments consisting of important landmarks. frequently used. however.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
EXPERIENCING A PlACE: KARlOVAC AS AN OlDER TEENAGERS’ DAIlY ENVIRONMENT
Laura ŠAKAJA1. older adolescents tend to be excluded not only from research on environmental preferences and use of public space but also from much of the planning process and decisions having to do with their everyday environments.hr)
Major studies carried out in 1970s. This study aims to present place preferences. University of Zagreb. University of Zagreb. 1977) and Roger Hart (Children’s Experience of Place. The questionnaire consisted of structural and open-ended questions as well as a request for students to draw a sketch map of the central parts of the city. places where they feel good or uncomfortable. When discussing the results. including exploration of physical settings. Faculty of Science. The complexity of the research task. The administering of the questionnaire was followed by focus groups and informal behavior observation at selected places with the aim of checking and developing the general findings from the survey analyses. we draw upon previous research to provide additional insights into teenagers’ mental maps and use of public space. 8:08:32
. To develop friendlier urban-design policies directed at young people that reinforce both well-being and place attachment. The research enabled us to define distinct types of places teenagers value or disregard. A pilot study provided valuable information to design a case specific questionnaire which was administered to secondary schools students.pmf. Croatia
(Lsakaja@geog.International Scientific Conference .2010. Faculty of Science.indd 97 2. Department of Geography.11.
Book of Abstracts. place use and place behavior of 15 to 17-year-old residents of Karlovac – a middle-size city in Croatia. activities and meanings. it is necessary to understand their environmental experiences and aspirations. Croatia 2 Student. urban and rural. including pioneering works by Kevin Lynch (Growing Up in Cities. Few geographical studies. required mixing quantitative and qualitative methods. 1979) were followed up by developing research interest in young people’s perception and experience of their local environment. preferred and avoided places.
2010. which have been preserved and have irreplaceable ecological.spulerova@savba. Constantine The Philosopher University Nitra. can be described as historical agricultural landscapes. 8:08:32
. Contribution is focused on HSAL in Slovakia. agricultural landscape with dispersed settlements etc. The original and preserved agricultural landscapes. dispersed settlement. Slovak Academy of Sciences. Bratislava.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
HISTORICAl AGRICUlTURAl lANDSCAPE AS A SUbJECT OF lANDSCAPE ECOlOGICAl RESEARCH
Jana ŠPULEROVÁ1. They are now becoming rare. The most significant interventions in the landscape in former communist countries started in the second half of the 20th century and were linked with the intensification of agriculture. driving forces. mountain grasslandarable landscape. fpetrovic@ukf. within a geographic area. driving forces
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The present cultural landscape is the result of an interaction between man and nature continuing for several thousand years. Faculty of Natural Sciences.International Scientific Conference . as viticulture landscape. making them even more valuable on a European scale. The research was aimed on land-use changes. and a cultural expression baring on past events or patterns of physical development.indd 98 2. Keywords: historical agricultural landscape. František PETROVIČ2 Institute of Landscape Ecology. Historical structures of agricultural landscapes (HSAL) are a type of cultural landscape that contains. threats and trends relating to historical agricultural landscape in Slovakia. where human activities through history consciously transformed the environment. however. viticulture landscape. Article presents overview of the research activities focused on historical agricultural landscape and point out on different type of historical agricultural landscape.sk. cultural and historical value.11. Slovakia
(jana. both natural and manmade features that typify connected activities.
wine festivals and wine producing regions. vine cellars
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.2010. Republic of Macedonia
(mtaleska@gmail. wineries.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE CHAllENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DEVElOPING WINE TOURISM IN THE REPUblIC OF MACEDONIA
Milena TALESKA Department of Geography. thus creating real prerequisites for the development of Macedonian wine industry. Wine roads would help establish a creative and quick revival as well as enhancement of tourist offer of Macedonia Through investments in tourism. is one of the most famous wine producing regions in Macedonia and is the initiator in introducing wine tourism. Archaeological findings confirm that these activities date back at least four thousand years ago. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.Skopje. wine. or tourism focused on wine as a product – wine tasting and visits to vineyards.11.indd 99 2. Keywords: wine tourism. Republic of Macedonia is a country with very long wine-growing tradition. Cyril and Methodius University . Macedonian viticulture and wine making can establish Macedonian wine as a well known brand in the world. Macedonia. Sts. Although there are a lot of regions that have all the necessary potential for developing wine tourism in the Republic of Macedonia this form of tourism product is still at its early stages of recognition and development of its potential.com)
Wine tourism. Wine roads in Macedonia are an essential part of the Povardarie region. vineyards.International Scientific Conference . is one of the fastest growing industries in Europe and in the world. The region of Tikves. Wine tourism. for this part and the whole region of Povardarie can be a particularly important stimulant for economic and socio – cultural development.
Based on Boussauw and Witlox’s (2009) commuting-energy performance index.pirart@ulg. Belgium
Book of Abstracts. scholars did not address the issue of scale underlying their investigations.teller@ulg. commuting-energy performance index. François PIRART Research Centre on Territorial.email@example.com. and environmental degradation. former Municipality. francois. This minimises the potential contribution of spatial planning in reducing energy consumptions overall and tends to highlight major towns as the most sustainable urban form. CO2 emissions. Urban and Rural Sciences (Lepur). caution is made about dynamics that geographical analyses may underplay. 8:08:32
. there has been a considerable amount of academic work from various fields of study focusing on the relationships between urban form and the use of non renewable energy. sebastien. Keywords: spatial planning.be)
Considering the need to address the sustainability of transportation in developed countries. and census block) and several urban types. Belgium
(Jacques. regression models. BELGIUM Jacques TELLER. it evaluates variations of energy-efficiency of home-to-work journeys throughout the Walloon Region (Belgium) under the lens of three different scales (Municipality. contradictory understandings of the Walloon spatial structure and its impact on energy consumption may emerge.be. Since the early stage of the debate. University of Liège.International Scientific Conference . A simple dichotomy between urban and rural areas is thus no longer relevant to tackle increasingly widespread travel patterns of home-to-work commuters. A multi-scalar approach incorporating both local and regional scales of analysis is presented.ac. Amongst the techniques used were multi-variate analysis.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
HOME-TO-WORK COMMUTING AND REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION: WHAT ROlE CAN GEOGRAPHY PlAY?
A MULTI-SCALAR ANALYSIS OF WALLONIA.11. geographers made their contribution owing to their multidisciplinary approach. multiscalar analysis.ac. and spatial econometrics. this paper discusses the potential of geography in analysing how to reduce energy consumption of home-to-work travel through spatial planning. However. This paper addresses bias which may emerge while implementing spatial analysis for modelling human behaviours. CO2 emissions.be.2010. and their capacity to tackle nature-society interactions through a spatial perspective. Sébastien DUJARDIN. Finally. Energy-efficient neighbourhoods are ignored when the scale of analysis is too large. In addition.indd 100 2. Results show that depending on the scale of analysis. Wallonia. Over the past two decades. multi-scalar analyses shed light on a great variation inside urban areas as well as rural areas.
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This paper deals with the problem of landslides in the City of Sarajevo. The authorities of City of Sarajevo in the future will have to devote much more time and space and finances for the study and sanation of landslides.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
lANDSlIDES CITY OF SARAJEVO-CAUSES. cultural. historic and scientific-educational center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. University of Sarajevo. economic. Haris-jahic@hotmail. Researching area consists of four municipalities (Stari Grad. there is certainly big risk of the possibility of forming a landslide in Sarajevo. The main cause of formation of such a large number of landslides is usually the human factor. landslides. Bosnia and Herzegovina
(firstname.lastname@example.org. mostly the illegal housing construction on these slope areas. Novo Sarajevo and Novi Grad) with the total area of 141. 8:08:33
. Faculty of Science. Haris JAHIĆ Department of Geography.5 km². These slope areas are the most vulnerable areas and its only a matter of time before there will be a much bigger financial losses and human casualties. Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina. CONSEqUENCES AND SANATION
Emir TEMIMOVIĆ. There is 506 landslides.com. By analyzing the physical-geographical and socio-geographic components of the study area. mostly situated on the slope areas of the City of Sarajevo. which confirms the current situation on the ground.International Scientific Conference .2010.indd 101 2. City of Sarajevo is a political-administrative. An additional problem is the decision of the city government for the subsequent legalization of such facilities.
we may safely confirm the hypothesis on the newly founded political cleavage between the city and the countryside. This hypothesis is somewhat surprising. Our research strategy was based on comparing the electoral results from their respective polls and a suitable typification of settlements. When compared to those in 1996. urbanization.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
SETTlEMENT AREA TYPE AS A FACTOR OF ElECTORAl bEHAVIOR
Jernej TIRAN Department of Geography. Slovenia
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Some political scientists believe that a new form of political cleavage has arisen in Slovenia over the past few years.11. that is. Faculty of Arts. we are witnessing ever smaller differences between the programs and paradigms of Slovenian political parties. University of Ljubljana. which runs along the axis »urban« and »rural«.International Scientific Conference . we observed the association between the settlement area type according to the level of urbanization and the electoral results of the parliamentary elections from 1996 to 2008. in addition. we noticed that the degree of association between the settlement area type and the election results decreased in 2000 and 2004.tiran@gmail. electoral behavior. the differences in electoral results in the city and in the provincial areas also increased. In our dissertation. the city and the countryside. both on the national and regional level. Keywords: geography of elections. since the differences and tensions between the city and the countryside are diminishing. Based on the analysis of the electoral results. 8:08:33
.2010. We concluded that the differences between the electoral results of most of the political parties are statistically distinctive according to the settlement type area. whereas it increased considerably in the 2008 parliamentary elections. In 2008.indd 102 2.
textual and photo analysis as well as extensive field surveys with intention to provide a clear insight into the deforestation and reforestation proportions and patterns across the entire area of the Park as well as to assess the positive and negative effects of Zagreb’s proximity. forest cover.indd 103 2. but not the only one. deforestation. 8:08:33
.pmf. the largest city in Croatia which has been characterized by a substantial growth in size and population in the last few decades. As a result of these combined factors.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
FOREST AT THE END OF THE CITY: DEFORESTATION AND URbANIZATION IN MEDVEDNICA PROTECTED AREA
Luka VALOžIĆ. Results indicate that population growth and settlement expansion on the edges of the Park are the primary force behind the process of its degradation. Faculty of Science. the total area of Medvednica Nature Park has reduced almost 22% since its creation in 1981.hr. and that the recent legal documents have recognized the problem but are not directed towards solving it. The study combines interpretation of remote sensing imagery. Croatia
(lvalozic@geog. Marin CVITANOVIĆ Department of Geography. in order to understand how social and economic events and policy changes affected the Park’s condition.hr)
Medvednica Nature Park was created in 1981. Medvednica protected area
Book of Abstracts. Its main phenomena are well preserved forests and forest communities which spread over 64% of the area. mcvitan@geog. park management. but the changes in population and settlement morphology are also analyzed. This article reconstructs the environmental history of Medvednica with a special emphasis on the period after 1981.2010. University of Zagreb.pmf. Considering the fact that forests were the main reason for the creation of Medvednica protected area. the primary focus of the research are the changes in forest cover. The Park is located in proximity to Zagreb. Keywords: environmental history.11.International Scientific Conference . cartographic.
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POPUlATION DISTRIbUTION CHANGE IN ISTRIA COUNTY
Luka VALOžIĆ, Aleksandar TOSKIĆ, Dražen NJEGAČ Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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This work deals with the analysis and visualization of the population distribution change in, what is present day Croatia’s Istria county, in the time period from the 1948 census until the 2001 census. Spatial data processing and visualization methods are mostly based on ArcGIS Info software and its extensions. The article focuses on temporal and spatial characteristics of Istria’s population absolute number and relative density changes. Because of the very dynamic nature of the analyzed region’s demographics and many changes made in its outer and inner boundaries, problems will emerge during data pre-processing and the spatial analyses themselves. All the analyses will be done in the recent 2001 population census’ administrative division. Presence of strong polarization effect as well as more intense urbanization processes in the coastal buffer zone are confirmed by the analyses presented in this work.
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MEASURING PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINAbIlITY: THE GEOGRAPHERS VIEW
Katja VINTAR MALLY Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Numerous contemporary geographical researches are focusing on the interactions between human society and environment. Geography as a complex scientific discipline has a lot to offer to the understanding of sustainable development as an overarching developmental paradigm. Its implementation requires a profound understanding of natural environment (as traditionally studied by physical geography) and an extensive knowledge about human activities and interactions (as traditionally studied by human geography). Adapting human activities to the carrying capacities of the environment is the basic requirement of the sustainable development concept. In order to achieve this, i.e. to decouple environmental degradation and resource consumption from socio-economic development, all the available geographical knowledge has to be combined. In the past two decades, many researchers (among them also geographers) focused their work on measuring and monitoring the progress made towards sustainability goals. As a result, several hundred sustainable development indicator initiatives have been proposed worldwide. We intend to present only some of them, focusing on aggregate measures of different aspects of sustainability. Following the idea that measurement of overall progress towards sustainability should include not only social and economic benefits, but also their accompanying environmental costs, we have also developed a new alternative measure – the development balance index. This index upgrades the human development index, a prominent socio-economic measure, by the environmental dimension as encompassed by the ecological footprint. In comparison to usual development measures (such as GDP per capita) the calculations of development balance index display a different image of general well-being and development in the world and European countries. In developed countries, current state and trends are unsustainable and unjust, especially from the viewpoint of developing countries and future generations. In general, the questions of balanced social, economic and environmental development at different spatial levels worldwide are probably the greatest professional challenge for geographers in 21st century. Keywords: sustainable development, methods, geography, development balance index
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EXTERNAl EVAlUATION OF EIGHT-GRADE STUDENTS IN DOMAIN OF GENERAl GEOGRAPHY
Biljana VRANKOVIĆ1, željka ŠILJKOVIĆ2, Ružica VUK3 National Centre for External Evaluation of Education, Zagreb, Croatia 2 Department of Geography, University of Zadar, Croatia 3 Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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This paper analyzes the eighth grade students achievement in external evaluation exam in school year 2007/2008 in domain of General Geography. The goal of this paper is to determine the level of achievement in basic geography knowledge and skills at the end of regular education. Objectives are also, comparison of General Geography domain with Geography of Europe and Geography of Croatia domains, qualitative analysis of all answers and content analysis of incorrect answers in General Geography domain with results interpretation. Qualitative analysis was conducted on a sample of 500 students and results were compared with results of population which attended external evaluation exam (21.485 eight grade pupils of elementary school). The results are expressed through average solvability of General Geography domain and individual items in that content area. It was found that average solvability of General Geography domain is 38% which is for 4 percentage points less than achievement in Geography of Europe and by 11 percentage points less than the achievement in Geography of Croatia. The analysis identified significant differences between the achievements of individual items, depending on the type and difficulties of items, types of knowledge and cognitive dimensions. Qualitative analysis of open items detected the need for changes in teaching and learning strategies. The level of achievement in this domain of General Geography is not satisfying. Achieved results have demonstrated the absence of the priority and news effect and cumulative effect of learning and teaching was not noticed. Keywords: external evaluation, geography, general geography domain, type of knowledge, cognitive dimensions
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Book of Abstracts. representing the specific configuration of the respective objects of reality. leading to the conclusion that successful acquisition of knowledge is not necessarily a consequence of appropriate impartation.ac. Geography as a subject deals with a specific class of objects of reality.indd 107 2. Austria
(clemens.11. It will conclude with the prospect of a research project designed to be a first step for the development of a theory of practice of geography teaching. leads to specific ways of acquisition and impartation of knowledge. educational research. theory of practice. Keywords: geography teaching. Consequently. This is why concepts for teaching geography have to be improved. The missing comprehension of action also highlights the gap between theory and practice of teaching.APPLIED GEOGRAPHY IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
ACTION AS A MISSING lINK bETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION
CONCEPTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A THEORY OF PRACTICE OF GEOGRAPHY TEACHING Clemens WIESER Department of Geography and Regional Research. Many students start to study geography because they become interested in the subject in secondary school. University of Vienna.2010. A review of theories of teaching indicates that the missing link between appropriate impartation and successful acquisition lies in how these theories comprehend action in the practice of teaching. Geography as an academic discipline thrives on geography as a school subject.wieser@univie. The lecture will highlight challenges in developing such a theory. The specific configuration of the subject. 8:08:33
. This persistent myth has been exposed to public debate through studies like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). This argument highlights the need for a theory of practice of geography teaching that reflects the specifics of the subject.International Scientific Conference . The PISA outcomes stirred up debate within educational research.at)
The relationship between teaching and learning is commonly regarded as being uncomplicated. Educational theory points out that acquisition of knowledge inevitably relies on the subject. the mode of learning and teaching geography is specific to geography as a subject. geography in secondary school.
measurements of different erosional-denudational processes were conducted in the last decade on flysch relief.International Scientific Conference . Soil erosion on the other hand affects farming. In the badlands we also measured movements of debris through an erosion gully.indd 108 2. flysch.91 t/ha in the forest with a slope of 7. A gully with a catchment area of approximately 1. or almost 3. and therefore its effects are often underestimated. This is due to high fracturedness of dolomite influencing the specific surface of exposed areas and prolonged water accumulation in weathered material in the bottom of the dells. Blaž KOMAC Anton Melik Geographical Institute of Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Almost 19 t of flysch material was accumulated behind the dam in twelve months. erosion processes. This may be one of the reasons why the ‘United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Slovenia’ does not see soil erosion as a problem. Slovenia
(matija. 1. 3.066 mm per year. (2) rockwall retreat on steep flysch slopes. and (4) chemical denudation in the river basin were conducted in the Dragonja River Basin (SW Slovenia) between February 2005 and May 2006. Measurements of (1) interrill soil erosion on three different land uses. On one hand.000 m2 and with an average slope of 46° was dammed.5°.4°. blaz. The fastest measured erosion process on flysch relief was rockwall retreat in badlands. Especially on fragmented land soil erosion is hard to notice and quantify without constant measurements. (3) movements of debris in through erosion gully.2010. erosion on slopes increases sediment delivery and is therefore one of key factors in water management. Keywords: geomorphology. and 4. Chemical denudation rate on a dolomite area in the Žibrše hills was higher (0. In the Polhov Gradec dolomite hills measurements of erosion in the gullies have shown that slopes are transformed by intensive gully erosion reaching almost the intensity 100 tons per hectare. geomorphic processes.11.si)
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. In wet conditions sediments are transported to lower parts of the gullies in the form of small debris flows.15 t/ha in the forest with a slope of 21. with a specific erosion rate of 85 kg/m² per year.014 mm per year). dolomite. Measurements of chemical denudation in the Dragonja River Basin were conducted monthly and showed a chemical denudation rate of 0. Interrill soil erosion was measured weekly on eight 1-m2 erosion plots.5 to 5 cm per year of rockwall retreat. The measurements showed interrill soil erosion of 90 t/ha on bare soil in the olive grove with a slope of 5.4°.68 t/ha in the overgrown meadow with a slope of 9.
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