Saturday, 12 April 2014

Adam Guy - The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Conservation on Social Development 16th & 17th May at the UCL Institute of Archaeology

Adam Guy (University College London, UK)
Engaging the public with landscape scale conservation

Adam Guy’s paper illustrates some misconceptions associated with peri-urban spaces by considering the land along the Tidal Thames Estuary. Territory, both terrestrial and marine, marked as empty on most maps, is actually an intensively contested landscape under pressure from competing claimants.  In an economic and political climate where government increasingly delegates conservation decisions to governance partnerships, informing the public about longer-term policy options becomes crucial.  The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) approach is to take the public out into the field to celebrate often-overlooked landscapes, and discuss concepts and challenges in situ. The paper discusses emerging practices of landscape-scale stewardship, and ways to involve the public in future planning and development.

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