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Landscape Protection And Management In Greece: Problems, Perspectives, And Policies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030251

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1,561.13 kb

Author(s)

E. Beriatos

Abstract

Landscape protection and management in Greece: problems, perspectives, and policies E. Beriatos Department of Spatial Planning and Regional Development University of Thessaly, Greece Abstract The recent socio-economic developments in Greece (income increase, rural exodus, urbanization, second homes) and the consequent modernization in all fields of activities (mainly in agriculture, transport networks and infrastructures, tourism) have brought radical changes in Greek landscapes. Traditional urban and rural areas have been deeply transformed by thousands of legal or illegal constructions. New public works - especially transport infrastructures - have a great impact on the large scale physical environment. These changes pose new challenges that must be responded to in an appropriate way. The aim of this paper is to describe the existing situation and to contribute to a critical approach of the main problems that Greek landscape is facing today as well as the possible solutions for its protectio

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