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  • Landscape in a Changing World – Bridging Divides, Integrating Disciplines, Serving Society
    A Science Policy Briefing by ESF-COST Synergy Initiative ‘A European Network of Networks: New Perspectives on Landscapes’ (2010)
    The latest (no 41) in a series of Science Policy Briefings prepared and published by the European Science Foundation to determine the development of key areas of scientific and academic activity across Europe.
  • Recycled Landscape: The Legacy of 250 Years in the Black Country
    By Black Country Archaeology Service, based within Wolverhampton City Council (2010) English Heritage Commissioned Project, Project Number 3638
    The second report of the Black Country Historic Landscape Characterisation (BCHLC). The Black Country is known as an area of mining and industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. 'Recycled Landscape: The Legacy of 250 years in the Black Country' discusses the inherited character of the area at the start of the 21st century.



  • Qualitative and quantitative research into public engagement with the undersea landscape in England
    By Chris Rose, with contributions from Pat Dade and John Scott (September 2008)
    Natural England Research Report NERR019

    In October 2006, Natural England announced that it would be running a Marine Campaign as part of its work on marine conservation and in particular Marine Protected Areas. Campaign Strategy Limited was commissioned to assist in the development of the campaign. This report provides a summary and analysis of various market research projects into public perceptions of the undersea environment in England undertaken by various bodies, including two pieces of research commissioned by Natural England.
  • Character and identity: Townscape and heritage appraisals in housing market renewal areas
    By Ivor Samuels and Jo Clark (2008)
    Published by English Heritage and CABE

    This report, published jointly by CABE and English Heritage in collaboration with Elevate East Lancashire, reflects the desire of both agencies to ensure a good process for addressing character and identity.
  • The Landscape Research Group report on the European Landscape Convention Conference
    By Gareth Roberts et al (2008)
    The LRG report on the European Landscape Convention Conference hosted by LRG and the University of Sheffield features analysis of the opportunity by Prof Michael Dower and a closing review by Prof Adrian Phillips. The report is a critical overview of current activities in Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden. The report concludes with a paper by Riccardo Priore, Director of the European Network of Local and Regional Bodies for the Application of the European Treaty on the Landscape.


  • Including landscape in road design, construction and mitigation
    By Land Use Consultants and ADAS (March 2006)

    Countryside Agency good practice Discussion Note
    When new roads are built in environmentally sensitive areas, their impact on landscape can be greatly reduced through careful design, construction and mitigation. Natural England commissioned this Discussion Note which uses three case studies to explore the ways in which landscape can be included in the road building process.
  • Exploration of the Relationship Between Locality Foods and Landscape Character
    By Land Use Consultants in association with Carol Trewin and Laura Mason (August 2006)
    Countryside Agency Report
    This report, prepared for the Countryside Agency LAR, explores the relationship between locality foods and landscape character. It considers the affiliation between foods and the area from which they derive, and identifies locality foods and food products closely linked with a specific landscape which have the potential to gain protected food name status.



  • Using Historic Landscape Characterisation
    By Jo Clark, John Darlington and Graham Fairclough (2004)

    Published by English Heritage and Lancashire County Council
    English Heritage commissioned the Archaeology Service of Lancashire County Council (one of the local government leaders in HLC and its uses) to carry out a national HLC Applications Review. The present document is a high level summary of a more detailed Technical Report. It concentrates on a small number of examples that demonstrate some of the best practice currently identified, under several major headings that represent the main areas of HLC application.