Managing Changes in Scotland’s Landscapes Conference
Architecture and Design Scotland’s Chair, Karen Anderson, will speak at the Conference “Managing Changes in Scotland’s Landscapes” which is taking place in Perth Concert Hall on 27-28 November.
The conference, organised jointly by the Landscape Institute, the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, offers opportunities to review progress, introduce new perspectives and debate how best to manage future change in Scotland’s landscapes.
Scotland’s landscapes are a key national and international asset, contributing positively to the quality of life and economic livelihood of its people and the iconic experiences of its visitors. Our landscapes as we know them today are facing unprecedented uncertainties due to climate change, invasive tree pestilence, economic impacts affecting farming and forestry practices, windfarms, powerlines, other major infrastructure projects and urban expansion.
To meet these paramount challenges, national policy and practice requires unprecedented and concerted effort, not only to understand the underlying processes of change but also to respond with effective, integrated and sustainable action.
The Conference will bring together national policy-makers, local government, nongovernmental agencies, landowners, farmers, foresters, planners, scientists, educators, practitioners, students and the environmentally motivated public.
You can find out more about the event on the conference website at www.LandscapeScotland2012.com