WelcomeRegioResources 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 2013 conference will be organized jointly by Global Land Project and the European Land-use Institute as European Nodal Office of the GLP together with the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), working group 9, Application of Ecosystem Services in Planning, Management and Restoration.
Aims and scope 2013The ecosystem service concept provides an integrative framework for land-use planning that supports assessment and communication of services provided by ecosystems and land systems.
In planning processes, i.e. land-use planning, regional planning, and urban planning, the concept of ecosystem services will particularly contribute to facilitate the exchange between actors, consensus building on future common goals and interest conflict solving.
Taking ecosystem services as reference will help to identify trade-offs of planning decisions at the micro and meso scale. Also, most ecosystem services depend on the interplay of land-uses in landscape context, their pattern and spatial constellation. The ecosystem services concept will therefore contribute to enhance thinking at landscape scale and support actors in understanding how pattern, function and contribution to human well-being are related at landscape scale.
However, perception and application of the ecosystem service concept in planning practice is so far rather limited. Though planning systems often make use of target systems that show many similarities to the ecosystem services concept, there are differences in terminology, assessment methods and addressed scales that impede a wider application of the ecosystem services concept in practice.
The conference RegioResources 21-2013 addresses the following questions:
- How to improve the introduction of ecosystem services into planning?
- How to make use of the ecosystem services concept in planning practice at different scales (from urban to landscape)?
- How to bring these approaches together in an integrative land-use planning framework?
- How to foster ES concept for planning authorities and decision makers?
We especially address planning approaches in urban planning, water management, forest and agricultural planning from micro to meso scale as well as land-use planning, regional planning and landscape planning from meso to macro scale.
Prospected PublicationThe presentations given at the conference are invited to participate in a common publication. A Special Issue to be published in the journals Ecological Indicators or Landscape and Urban Planning will be proposed. Authors interested to publish their work in the Special Issue are invited to communicate their interest by e-mail to the scientific committee.
Where and when?The conference RegioResources 21 will be held on September 18 - 20 at University of Catania, Italy. The conference venue is the Auditorium De Carlo, located in the historical centre of Catania inside the monumental site of the Benedettini Monastery.
Conference FeesELI 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 €
Social Dinner (19th, September): 30 €
Who?Conference organization team
Daniele La Rosa, University of Catania, Marcin Spyra, Opole University of Technology, Carsten Lorz, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Christian Albert, University Hannover, Christine Fürst, University Bonn
Prof. Dr. Paolo La Greca, IT
Prof. Dr. Francesco Martinico, IT
Dr. Daniele La Rosa, IT
Prof. Dr. Piotr Obracaj, PL
Dr. Marcin Spyra, PL
Prof. Dr. Dawn-Cassandra Parker (GLP), CA
Prof. Dr. Peter Verburg (GLP), Nl
Prof. Dr. Christina von Haaren, D
Dr. Christian Albert, D
Prof. Dr. Marion Potschin, UK
Prof. Dr. Carsten Lorz, D
Dr. Christine Fürst, D
Prof. Dr. Dolf de Groot (ESP), NL
Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, CH
Prof. Dr. Ljusk Ola Eriksson (ForSys), SE
Prof. Dr. Annika Kangas (ForSys), FI
Dr. Katharina Helming, D
Dr. Sandra Luque, F
Marian Simon Rojo, ES
Dr. Zuzana Sarvasova, SK
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Flügel, D