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See detailThe quest for new tools to preserve rural heritage landscapes
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Bruckmann, Laurent ULiege

in Documents d'Analisi Geografica (2020), 66(2), 445-463

This article aims to assess the tool of “grand site paysager” through its first implementation in Wallonia in order to reflect on tools that can preserve rural heritage landscapes. We seek to define the ... [more ▼]

This article aims to assess the tool of “grand site paysager” through its first implementation in Wallonia in order to reflect on tools that can preserve rural heritage landscapes. We seek to define the classification logic for this site and its relevance to the diversity of values and activities of site users. The tool “grand site” aims to preserve heritage landscapes of an intermediate scale, between the reserves of a few hectares and the national parks of several thousand hectares, but this tool has several weaknesses. Indeed, the multiple recreational uses seem to oppose the arguments for classification. Moreover, farming is neglected. However, we suggest that recreational value should be acknowledged as a community heritage. [less ▲]

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See detailLieu de vie et Orientation verte : comportement de consommation des algériens face aux cosmétiques verts
Ayoun, Souheila ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, November)

Cette recherche doctorale étudie les différences de consommation verte entre les populations d’un même pays émergent, l’Algérie, et questionne l’effet de lieu (Question of Place) (Johnston, 1991) sur les ... [more ▼]

Cette recherche doctorale étudie les différences de consommation verte entre les populations d’un même pays émergent, l’Algérie, et questionne l’effet de lieu (Question of Place) (Johnston, 1991) sur les orientations vertes des consommateurs. Elle explore en premier lieu les principales idées acquises sur la consommation verte auprès de jeunes étudiants Algériens par le moyen de Focus-Group permettant de mettre en place une échelle de mesure du nouveau concept de l’orientation verte. Les Focus-Groups permettront en deuxième lieu l’extraction de facteurs déterminants qui seront utilisés dans le questionnaire destiné à une enquête (e-survey). Cette dernière a pour objectifs principaux l’évaluation de la nouvelle variable dans un modèle de comportement de consommation verte afin d’examiner sa position auprès de la population algérienne ; en particulier l’analyse de l’effet et de la différence du lieu de vie (urbanité, ruralité, accessibilité, diversités ethniques, niveau économique de la région) sur le comportement vert des consommateurs Algériens à l’égard des produits verts. [less ▲]

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See detailA question of Place! Exploring consumption of green products: Algerian citizens case study
Ayoun, Souheila ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, October 18)

In recent decades, green consumption has become an important trend among people in developed countries. This phenomenon is beginning to spread worldwide, particularly to developing countries. Due to the ... [more ▼]

In recent decades, green consumption has become an important trend among people in developed countries. This phenomenon is beginning to spread worldwide, particularly to developing countries. Due to the development gap between developed and developing countries, consumption behavior in these countries remains quite divergent. Another unexplored divergence is the difference in consumption between populations of the same country, according to the living neighborhood and its geographical characteristics. This doctoral research scrutinizes the differences in green consumption between populations in the same emerging country, Algeria, and questions the effect of living place/location (Question of Place) (Johnston, 1991) on consumers' green orientations. First, the research explores the main ideas relating to green consumption among young Algerian students through focus-groups. The aims is to set up a measurement scale for the new concept of green orientation : an innovative variable of consumer behavior towards green products that expresses a mental inclination including cultural, environmental, social and economic factors, and, supporting consumers in specifying their consumerist beliefs to regulate their consumption behavior (Ayoun et al., 2017). Secondly, an e-survey constructed on the determinants will question a diverse population. The research highlights a new driving variable including a spatial component. The aim of the survey are to assess the new variable in a green consumption behavior model in order to examine its position among the Algerian population; in particular, to analyze the effect of the space living (urbanity, rurality, accessibility, ethnic diversity, economic level of the area) on the green behavior of Algerian consumers with regard to green products. [less ▲]

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See detailPerception of climate change by farmers in Cameroon highlands
Bruckmann, Laurent ULiege; Lekane Tsogbou, Dieudonné; Marcoty, Pauline et al

Conference (2019, October 18)

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See detailThe End of the Sense of Local Heritage among Rural People
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, October)

We have noticed important changes in rural communities including other perspectives on the common heritage. This could be linked with rapidly changes of demography, including aging and decline of native ... [more ▼]

We have noticed important changes in rural communities including other perspectives on the common heritage. This could be linked with rapidly changes of demography, including aging and decline of native population and arrivals of commuters. Another hypothesis is that the Belgian society has lost the sense of local heritage. Factors like the rejection of Catholicism, the increase of mobility, social media, the increase of consumerism, including frequent leisure travels, could contribute to the explanation. Based on interviews with the workers and administrators of the NGO and on an e-survey of rural people, the research describes and suggests explanations of this apparently loss of sense of local heritage. [less ▲]

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See detailHébergements touristiques informels: distribution spatiale en Wallonie à partir de données mobiles
Nyns, Symi ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, September 10)

Le tourisme est un secteur d’activité économique et un fait social qui connait d’importantes mutations en raison des nombreuses innovations qui lui sont destinées. L’économie de partage fait partie de ces ... [more ▼]

Le tourisme est un secteur d’activité économique et un fait social qui connait d’importantes mutations en raison des nombreuses innovations qui lui sont destinées. L’économie de partage fait partie de ces innovations. Le nombre de touristes augmente, générant de fortes concentrations à certains endroits et une dispersion des lieux visités et des hébergements. L’évolution du tourisme transforme le visage et l'organisation de nombreuses villes et campagnes avec de notables conséquences sociales, économiques et environnementales. Abordé comme un vecteur de développement, le tourisme suscite plusieurs questionnements quant à la façon dont il doit être pensé et décidé. Cette recherche s’intéresse aux implications de l’économie collaborative pour le tourisme et les destinations. Alors que plusieurs études mettent en évidence les impacts économiques et sociaux liés à ce type d’hébergement, la connaissance de la répartition des nuitées touristiques est actuellement faussée car elle ne considère pas les hébergements alternatifs qui se sont multipliés ces dernières années suite au développement du numérique et des plateformes d’échange. Pour mieux comprendre comment cette forme d’hébergement influence les communautés d’accueil, il convient d’abord d’étudier leur localisation et leurs schémas d’expansion spatiale. La Wallonie, comme étude de cas, offre une diversité de destinations du fait de sa proximité avec Bruxelles, de ses villes historiques, de ses forêts et de sa gastronomie. Tout d'abord, nous allons localiser les touristes la nuit à l'aide de données provenant de la téléphonie mobile. Deuxièmement, les bases de données relatives aux plateformes d’échange (Housetrip, AirDNA, HomeAway, etc.) seront consultées, ainsi que les statistiques officielles du tourisme afin d’identifier la répartition des touristes entre les différents types d’hébergement. Troisièmement, nous mènerons des enquêtes de voisinage pour connaître les impacts perçus liés aux hébergements informels. Enfin, nous rechercherons des schémas de distribution spatiale des logements informels. [less ▲]

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See detailQuand savoirs locaux et globaux se rencontrent à propos des risques socio-naturels aux Philippines
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Ocampo, Lou Angeli ULiege

Conference (2019, September)

Dans le but de réfléchir sur ces connaissances territorialisées, la communication revient sur deux études de cas réalisées aux Philippines. Elle met l’accent sur le défi d’intégrer les connaissances ... [more ▼]

Dans le but de réfléchir sur ces connaissances territorialisées, la communication revient sur deux études de cas réalisées aux Philippines. Elle met l’accent sur le défi d’intégrer les connaissances indigènes dans le contexte de la réduction des risques en mettant l’accent sur le dynamisme des systèmes de connaissances, des comportements et des attitudes vis-à-vis de risques tels que les tremblements de terre, les glissements de terrain et les typhons. Des travaux de terrain, des interviews et des ateliers avec les habitants ont permis de recueillir l’information sur les savoirs locaux et de faciliter le transfert de ceux-ci vers la nouvelle génération et vers l’extérieur. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Evolution of the Sense of Heritage in the Walloon Countryside (Belgium)
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, July)

Since 1976, the NGO “Qualité village Wallonie” works on safeguarding and highlighting local rural heritage. The NGO helped to realize 2,500 projects in 850 villages in Wallonia. Yet, the workers of the ... [more ▼]

Since 1976, the NGO “Qualité village Wallonie” works on safeguarding and highlighting local rural heritage. The NGO helped to realize 2,500 projects in 850 villages in Wallonia. Yet, the workers of the NGO have noticed important changes in rural communities including other perspectives on the common heritage. This could be linked with rapid changes of demography, including aging and decline of native population and arrivals of commuters. Another hypothesis is that the Belgian society has lost the sense of local heritage. Factors like the rejection of Catholicism, the increase of mobility, the increase of consumerism, including frequent leisure travels, could contribute to the explanation. Based on interviews with the workers and administrators of the NGO and on an e-survey of rural people, the research describes and suggests explanations of this apparent loss of sense of local heritage. The first results show a shift of attention away from the religious and farming heritage to places and buildings that make the village unique. There is also a reluctance to commit oneself to a long period. Therefore, fellow citizens are more selective and want to see fast results. Indeed, local heritage gains in importance when it helps distinguishing the village from the others. More than a loss of the sense of heritage, the notion of heritage is evolving. It increasingly shifts from something from the past that requires protection to things that could be useful for the present and future generations. [less ▲]

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See detailInformal tourist accommodation: geographic and ethical issues
Nyns, Symi ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2019, May 17)

Tourism development is transforming the face and the organisation of many cities and countryside. The number of tourists increases, generating huge concentrations in some places and a spread of places ... [more ▼]

Tourism development is transforming the face and the organisation of many cities and countryside. The number of tourists increases, generating huge concentrations in some places and a spread of places visited and accommodation. Tourism is undergoing major changes because of the volume of innovations that are intended for it. Approach as a vector of development, tourism sets off many questions as to how it is redesigned and decided. The sharing economy is part of these innovations. This research focuses on the implications of the collaborative economy for tourism and destinations. While several research highlight the economic and social impacts related to the “new” accommodation, the knowledge of the distribution of overnights stays is currently falsified because national organisms fail to take into account the huge diversity of alternative accommodation. Wallonia, as case study, offers a diversity of destinations linked to the proximity of Brussels, historical cities, forest areas and gastronomy. To understand the influences of the development of “new” accommodation on host communities, a first step should to study their location and spatial expansion schemes. First, the databases relating to exchange platforms (Housetrip, AirDNA, HomeAway...) are consulted as well as official statistics of tourism. Secondly, these data are compared with the location data from mobile telephony. In accordance with the General Protection Regulations, a query was constructed to identify tourist overnights. The paper shows the first maps and reflects on the ethical use of the data for the research and of the use of ITC to circumvent the official accommodation. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing perception and adaptation to socio-ecological changes in rural Africa : first results from a case study in Cameroon
Bruckmann, Laurent ULiege; Tchokouagueu, Franck Aurélien; Ozer, Pierre ULiege et al

Poster (2018, December 07)

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See detailWho own the Mining Brownfields?
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Chirita, Viorel

Conference (2018, October)

Literature points out possible pathways to address brownfield sites, including reflections on sustainable development. Meanwhile, little attention is paid to the issue of ownership (in a wide sense). Who ... [more ▼]

Literature points out possible pathways to address brownfield sites, including reflections on sustainable development. Meanwhile, little attention is paid to the issue of ownership (in a wide sense). Who are the stakeholders? What are their positions and their engagements regarding these lands ? Through the study of six municipalities of Bucovina (Romania) and Wallonia (Belgium), the authors show that, beyond differences due to political and historical context (which shaped the mining history and the issue of reconversion), general lessons learnt can be identified. [less ▲]

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See detailL’amplification de la désertification par les pratiques agro-sylvopastorales dans les hautes plaines steppiques algériennes : les modes d’habiter de la Wilaya de Djelfa
Boussaid, Adel; Souiher, Nouari; Dubois, Charline ULiege et al

in Cybergeo: Revue Européenne de Géographie (2018), (863), 34

This article analyses the ways of living and the agro-sylvo-pastoral practices of 188 families in a steppe region of the Saharan Atlas in Algeria. The rural population is henceforth sedentary. The case of ... [more ▼]

This article analyses the ways of living and the agro-sylvo-pastoral practices of 188 families in a steppe region of the Saharan Atlas in Algeria. The rural population is henceforth sedentary. The case of the District of Djelfa allows a deeper look into how these ways of living are anchored in the local environment and their potential impact on desertification. Based on field observations, oral survey and statistical analyses, this study points out that the householders in the four different environments (forest, mattoral, steppe, dunes and chott) utilize supplementation to feed their herd. Consequently, this practice increases the size of the herds and contributes to overgrazing. Similarly, the access to water is no longer traditional; while some overexploit the aquifers; most agro-pastoralists utilize tanker trucks. The adaptation of the way of inhabiting and exploitation are greatly determined by the capital of the household, which allows for compensation of local shortages. Nevertheless, these practices cause important damage and increase desertification. [less ▲]

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See detailThe management of cultural heritage landscapes as new challenge in Wallonia
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Bruckmann, Laurent ULiege

Conference (2018, September)

This paper presents the first "Grand site Paysage" in Wallonia and reflect on the management of cultural herritage landscapes.

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See detailSpatial targeting, synergies and scale: Exploring the criteria of smart practices for siting renewable energy projects.
Frantal, Bohumil; Van der Horst, Dan; Martinat, Stanislas et al

in Energy Policy (2018), 120

What lessons can be learnt from a comparative analysis of 51 "smart practice" case sudies across Europe? Are these findings replicable? The paper suggests how various renewable energy systems can be ... [more ▼]

What lessons can be learnt from a comparative analysis of 51 "smart practice" case sudies across Europe? Are these findings replicable? The paper suggests how various renewable energy systems can be developped in diverse landscapes. [less ▲]

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See detailPlace-based knowledge and belief systems on socio-natural hazards in the Philippines
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Ocampo, Lou Angeli ULiege

Conference (2018, August)

The Ibaloi and Kankanaey gold miners in Itogon, Benguet (Cordillera, Luzon) and the Ivatan fishermen in Sabtang Island (Batanes Islands) have a deep understanding of their environment, including socio ... [more ▼]

The Ibaloi and Kankanaey gold miners in Itogon, Benguet (Cordillera, Luzon) and the Ivatan fishermen in Sabtang Island (Batanes Islands) have a deep understanding of their environment, including socio-natural hazards. However, knowledge system evolves along with new experiences, as it coexists with other forms of knowledge, and as it is challenged by new forms of anthropogenic hazards. [less ▲]

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See detailA new kind of heritage site in Wallonia? What are protected landscapes used for?
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2018, July)

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See detailBelgium
Nyns, Symi ULiege; Van Noordt, Anneloes; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Roth, Michael; Eiter, Sebastian; Röhner, Sina (Eds.) et al Renewable energy and landscape quality (2018)

Overview of renewable energy development in Belgium including the issue of landscape management.

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See detailLa participation citoyenne via un appel à projets: interprétation libre ou imposée de la participation, de l’identité et de la convivialité villageoise
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Geotema (2018), 56

Since 2013, The King Baudouin Foundation made calls for project proposals that aim to stimulate innovation, citizenship, rural identity and “the working together for a better society”. This may be seen as ... [more ▼]

Since 2013, The King Baudouin Foundation made calls for project proposals that aim to stimulate innovation, citizenship, rural identity and “the working together for a better society”. This may be seen as another form of citizen participation. As member of the Jury, I scrutinized both the calls and the projects collected to enlighten the interpretation of rurality and trends concerning rural life. I noticed difficulties to succeed without external help because the projects had to be innovative and include elitist and even urban concepts. This led to the reinventing of the countryside, which seems difficult to define. Professional actors increasingly substitute the “normal” citizens and the amateurishness of the local committee who simply wants… to meet together and have a drink. [less ▲]

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See detailNational Overviews
Eiter, Sebastien; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Roth, Michael; Eiter, Sebastian; Röhner, Sina (Eds.) et al Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (2018)

Renewable energy and landscape quality in the different countries of Europe are characterized by numerous similarities and differences, according to the presence of natural resources and their use ... [more ▼]

Renewable energy and landscape quality in the different countries of Europe are characterized by numerous similarities and differences, according to the presence of natural resources and their use histories. To illustrate diversity and common characteristics as comparably as possible, researchers from 33 countries wrote brief overviews of the national situations of renewable energy, of available data on landscape quality, and of the interaction between renewable energy and landscape quality. [less ▲]

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