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"Landscape in a Changing World": International intensive Summer School Course

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN, LESVOS, GREECE

International intensive Summer School Course

With great pleasure, the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean, in cooperation with the Department of the Environment and the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the same University and other Universities/ Research Centers of Greece and Abroad invites you to its first Summer School Course organized for 19-28 September 2012, at the Campus of the University of the Aegean, in Mytiline, Lesvos, with the title:

 Landscape in a Changing World

COURSE OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION

The objective of this intensive international course, offered in the context of the University of the Aegean Summer School, is to analyze the opportunities and challenges of safeguarding and developing the multiple contributions of landscape to life and society, in light of crises and change, in the 21st century—with an emphasis on European landscapes and societies.

For this purpose, the course caters to three main thematic areas of multidisciplinary interest:

Theme A. Services and other goods offered by landscape to societies with changing needs and priorities

Theme B. Planning and managing landscapes of the past, present and future, with a view  to adapting them  to challenges posed by current crises and complying with the efficient,  sustainable and comprehensive provision of such services

Theme C. The impact of policy on landscape change and the role of public participation in landscape stewardship

 

The content of the course provides a) a broad platform to study the role and place of landscape in human sustainable development and quality of life; b) methods and tools for understanding, implementing and assessing land use and landscape change; and c) critical and multidisciplinary approaches employed in comprehensive, participatory decision-making, governance and interventions in the landscape.

 

The course is taught in English. The program includes lectures, workshops, in-course presentations, a field atelier, group work, an individual pre-course assignment and a final exam. Prior to the course, participants will be invited to prepare assignments on topics to be determined following discussions with the course directors.

 

The summer school is framed by social events and possibilities of enjoying the gorgeous physical and cultural landscape of Lesvos, combining excellent learning and recreation opportunities.

 

The “University of the Aegean Summer Schools” are supported by the project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.

 

TARGET GROUPS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The course is intended for Master’s and Ph.D. students and graduates. The minimum academic requirement is a completed Bachelor’s Degree. The course is open to all academic post-graduate students, interested in landscape planning and management. Due to the multi-disciplinary perspective of the course, participants from all related fields of expertise are welcome to this intensive program: planning, rural studies, urban studies, geography, history, social policy, environmental sciences, land use law, etc.

 

Prospective participants are invited to fill out and submit the application form on the website of the Summer School (https://landscape2012.pns.aegean.gr) by Friday, August 31st. Applications will subsequently be evaluated by the Organizational Committee, which will accordingly inform applicants, within a week from the submission of their application.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND LOCATION

 

Deadline of submission of applications: Friday, August 31st 2012

Summer School Dates: Wednesday 19 – Friday 28, September 2012

Campus of the University of the Aegean, Lesvos island, Greece

 

For more information on the Summer School Course, please visit our website at: https://landscape2012.pns.aegean.gr

 

The Scientific Coordinator of the Summer School Course,

 

Theano S. Terkenli,

Associate Professor

Department of Geography,

University of the Aegean,

University Hill,

Mytiline 81100,

Lesvos, Greece

Tel: ++30-22510-36414

E-mail: landscape2012@aegean.gr

 

Evangelos Pavlis, Ph.D.

Scientific and Organizational Support of SSC

Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Mytiline

8100, Lesvos, Greece

Tel: ++30-22510-36414

E-mail: landscape2012@aegean.gr

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