RegioResources 21 started in 2011 to establish a permanent cross-disciplinary dialogue on sustainability features in planning, decision and policy making on multiple scale levels. The conference series intends (i) to provide an overview on the most recent questions and innovative solutions and (ii) to facilitate the intellectual exchange and methodological transfer between different disciplines involved in regional resource management, planning, decision making and policy support.
The 2016 conference will be organized jointly with IALE International, IUFRO Landscape Ecology WG, ESP, GLP and the European Land-use Institute as European Nodal Office of the GLP.

Aims and scope 2016 conference

Cultural ecosystem services (ES) and cultural heritage are key motives for a sustainable regional development. However, at the same time, particularly cultural ES are more difficult to assess than any other group of ES, and cultural heritage is exposed to large pressures through globalization and migration.
The leitmotiv of the 2016 conference is therefore to critically reflect the role of cultural ES and cultural heritage (including cultural landscapes, rural traditions and urban assets) in rural, ur-ban and regional planning. We will address different methods how to map and assess cultural ES and how to involve them more proactively in planning and decision making. We intend to explore the state of art how cultural ES and cultural heritage did contribute to restore social-ecological systems and enhance actor collaboration and would could be done better in the future.
We invite particularly regional case studies at multiple scales to showcase cultural ES and cultural heritage as a motor for sustainable development and growth. We are also interested in methods and examples for cultural ES mapping and evaluation or theoretical frameworks how a highly integrative consideration of cultural and other ES could be included in planning and policy making. Finally, we invite to present governance approaches and mechanisms that contribute to save valuable cultural assets.

The conference RegioResources 21-2016 addresses the following questions:
  • Which role play cultural ES and cultural heritage for sustainable regional development and planning?
  • How can cultural ES be mapped and assessed for providing useful decision-support for planning and policy making at multiple scales?
  • What kind of governance schemes and mechanisms are most appropriate for saving val-uable cultural assets?
  • What are processes and impacts of marginalization or "peripherialization" in rural-urban interactions and how do these affect cultural ecosystem services?

We address planning, decision making and governance approaches from local to regional scales including environmental (management) planning, planning and development of land / social-ecological systems or networks

Special Issue

We are pleased to inform that those abstract finally accepted will be invited to participate in a Special Issue of the journal "Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems (CASES)" (www.degruyter.com/view/j/cass). Instructions will be send together with the acceptance communication.

Where and when?

The conference RegioResources 21 will be held on October 19, 20 and 21 at University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo Campus, Spain. The conference venue is the Escola Politécnica Superior ("Higher Polytechnic School"). General information about the venue can be found here: www.usc.es/en/centros/eps/index.html. A location map of the venue in the city of Lugo can be found in the "Location / Hotels" section at this website.

A list of accommodation facilities can also be found in this section.

Conference Fees

ELI Members (registration by July, 30th): 175 €
ELI Members (registration after July, 30th): 225 €
Non ELI Members (registration by July, 30th): 225 €
Non ELI Members (registration after July, 30th): 275 €
1 day fee (registration by July, 30th): 100 €
1 day fee (registration after July, 30th): 125 €

Conference Dinner - Hotel Mendez-Nuñez: 30 €

The daily fees include icebreaker, coffee breaks, lunches, and book of abstracts (field trip not included).

Scientific committee (preliminary)

Prof. Dr. Emilio Diaz, ES
Dr. Marta Cardin, ES
Dr. Daniele La Rosa, IT
Dr. Luis Inostroza, CZ / DE
Dr. Marcin Spyra, PL
PD Dr. Irene Ring, DE
PD Dr. Christine Fürst, DE
Dr. Pedro Álvarez, ES
Dr. José V. Roces, ES
Dr. Vasco Barbosa, PT
Dr. Ignacio Díaz-Maroto Hidalgo, ES
Dr. Ramón Díaz-Varela, ES