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PECSRL 2018

European Landscapes for Quality of Life?

The 28 th session of the PECSRL biennial international conference – European Landscapes for Quality of Life? – will be held in 2018, at two locations: Clermont-Ferrand and Mende. This general theme encompasses the interactions between quality of landscapes, quality of food and quality of life, the importance of re enrooting food to place as an alternative to the globalization and Health and quality of life in connection with landscapes.

It will be hosted by the research group “territoires”, an interdisciplinary unit that gathers geographers, economists, agronomists, social and politic scientists from 5 institutions (Agro Paris Tech, Clermont Auvergne University, INRA, IRSTEA, VetAgro Sup). 

The conference brings together geographers, landscape architects, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, ecologists, rural planners, landscape managers and other scholars interested in European landscapes. The conference offers ample facilities to meet colleagues from all parts of Europe, to get informed about various aspects of European landscape research and to initiate new projects. In addition to paper sessions, poster presentations, workshops and plenary sessions, there will be one full day of field trips to provide the PECSRL participants with a detailed knowledge of some rural landscapes in the Massif central.

Main Theme

The themes will be available in september.

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PECSRL Network

The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL) goes back to 1957 and is an international network of landscape researchers and a platform for new initiatives, meetings and publications with a focus on the past, present and future of European landscapes, relating to landscape research, landscape policy and landscape management. The network meets every two years in different European countries for lectures, discussions, working groups and landscape excursions.

Homepage of PECSRL: http://www.pecsrl.org/

Conference Format

In addition to paper sessions, poster presentations, workshops and general meetings, the conference includes one full day of field trips offering detailed knowledge of the rural landscapes in the host country, as well as an optional post-conference excursion. The conference offers ample facilities for meeting colleagues from all parts of Europe, for getting informed about various aspects of European landscape research and for initiating new projects.

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