Application deadline: 10 February 2024 | Working sessions: 7 March, June, September, December 2024.
The Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) at ETH Zurich is delighted to announce the Community-led Landscape Restoration 2024 working group, a transdisciplinary series open to citizen groups, activists, academic researchers, and policy makers.
Across Europe, a growing number of citizen groups are seeking to transform their immediate landscape for the long-term benefit of the community in response to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Decades of rural decline, resource extraction, monocultures and nature conservation has left little space for citizens to directly produce or govern their landscape. This call invites groups implementing community-led landscape restoration projects, as well as researchers and policy makers broadly concerned with the theme to contribute to the working group. Our objective is to build a network of exchange across geographies and expertise. To discuss experiences, strategies, and challenges in implementing landscape scale communal projects. The working group seeks to highlight and promote communal landscape management as a crucial form of environmental governance in a just transition.
Please submit your application by completing the online form by the 10 February 2024.
First working session: 7 March 2024. (Next sessions: June 2024, September 2024 and December 2024).
Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS)
Stefan Laxness | Doctoral Fellow