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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 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 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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See detailDeveloping Renewables in Crowded Landscapes: in Search of International Smart Practice
Frantal, Bohumil; Van der Horst, Dan; Martinat, Stanislav et al

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

Focussing on the siting of renewable energy projects in already crowded diverse landscapes, the paper explores what international lessons can be learned from innovative and succesful projects across ... [more ▼]

Focussing on the siting of renewable energy projects in already crowded diverse landscapes, the paper explores what international lessons can be learned from innovative and succesful projects across Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailRenewable Energy and Landscape Quality
Roth, Michael; Eiter, Sebastian; Röhner, Sina et al

Book published by Jovis (2018)

Renewable energy is being heavily promoted throughout Europe. Despite general support for green energy, perceived landscape change and loss of landscape quality have featured heavily in opposition ... [more ▼]

Renewable energy is being heavily promoted throughout Europe. Despite general support for green energy, perceived landscape change and loss of landscape quality have featured heavily in opposition campaigns. The COST Action ‘Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality’ (RELY) systematically investigated the nexus between renewable energy production and landscape quality. This book compiles guidelines for assessing landscape suitability for, and vulnerability to, renewable energy projects. [less ▲]

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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 detailQuels usages pour les paysages patrimoniaux ? Réflexion à partir des grands sites paysagers wallons
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Vanderheyden, Vincent ULiege

in Paül Caril, Valerià; Lois Gonzàles, Rubén; Trillo Santamaria, Juan Manuel (Eds.) et al Infinite Rural Systems in a Finite Planet: Bridging Gaps towards Sustainability (2018)

The chapter reflects on a new kind of heritage site in Wallonia and lists issues concerning the uses of protected landscapes.

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See detailFabriquer la nature pour la récréation des citadins : L'agritourisme, la renaturation d'un service dénaturé ?
Dubois, Charline ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Rouget, Nicolas; Schmitt, Guillaume (Eds.) Nature des villes, nature des champs (2018)

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See detailWhat does "Smart" mean in Rural Development?
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2017, November)

For more than a decade, "smart development" is a leitmotiv in both the literature and political discourse. Besides the integration of ICT in everyday life, “smartness” seems to include many approaches ... [more ▼]

For more than a decade, "smart development" is a leitmotiv in both the literature and political discourse. Besides the integration of ICT in everyday life, “smartness” seems to include many approaches, which are sometimes in contradiction. Based on a systematic literature and internet review; this introduction scrutinizes the use of the fuzzy concept in rural development studies and questions the fate of geography in regard of this “marketing” development [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing Landscape Quality: is there a consensus among experts?
Vanderheyden, Vincent ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Conference (2017, September)

The paper analyses how 42 landscape experts from Wallonia and Romania mark their agreement on 52 Likert-items regarding landscape quality.

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See detailPast mining areas as rural capital – Perspectives from Bucovina and Wallonia
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Dubois, Charline ULiege; Vanderheyden, Vincent ULiege et al

Conference (2017, September)

In this paper, we consider old mining sites in two very different contexts, a post-socialist Carpathians area and a Western European area that knew precocious industrialisation. How these past mining ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we consider old mining sites in two very different contexts, a post-socialist Carpathians area and a Western European area that knew precocious industrialisation. How these past mining areas could develop and enhance rural development and heritage landscapes? [less ▲]

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See detailHeritage mining landscapes as rural capital: the case of two heavy metals mining wastelands in Wallonia
Dubois, Charline ULiege; Vanderheyden, Vincent ULiege; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Poster (2017, June)

For a long time and due to the socio-economic trauma caused by the closure of the mines, the hazards of abandoned sites and soil pollution, the newness of vestiges, or the symbol of the failure of an ... [more ▼]

For a long time and due to the socio-economic trauma caused by the closure of the mines, the hazards of abandoned sites and soil pollution, the newness of vestiges, or the symbol of the failure of an industrial development model, on-field industrial remains were not considered as valuable heritage, particularly in rural spaces. Indeed, in the dominant imagery of rural areas, industry and countryside do not fit together (Cloke et al., 1996; Edelblutte & Legrand, 2012). Yet, such industrial activities have a long history in some areas such as in rural East-Belgium. The past deindustrialization resulted in wastelands on which stakeholders have nowadays various interests. Some of these industrial wastelands try to become places of heritage preservation and valorisation (Fagnoni, 2003; Kitchen et al., 2006; Roth, 2007; Mitchell & O’Neill, 2016). In this paper, we consider industrial wastelands with the aim to develop and enhance rural development and heritage landscapes. The mining wastelands are defined as abandoned areas where old traces of mining (e.g. factories and buildings, cuts and fills material, other marks in the landscapes, polluted soils) are still present. These areas are waiting for a new evaluation in order to create rural development strategies and local projects. We study how to preserve and protect these authentic high value landscapes and what can be proposed as type of rural strategy and rural landscape management. How to reallocate the space of wastelands according to the valorisation of cultural and natural heritage? Through qualitative document analysis and stakeholders interviews, we are discussing on the basis of two case studies concerning heavy metals mines in Easten Belgium within an hour’s drive from Liège. The first case is the “Haldes calaminaires” area in Plombières (former lead and zinc mine) and the second one is the “Rouge-Thier” area in Stoumont (former manganese mine), both industrial wastelands in rural area with a real potential for rural development in some touristic, recreational, scientific, and pedagogical frameworks (Rosengarten, 2008; Dussart & Dussart, 1991). Different scenarios are possible to allow both sites to be recognized, saved, protected, enhanced, and developed for tourists and inhabitants, but they must confront the divergent heritage, cultural, biological, urban and socio-economic interests and issues of local and regional actors. [less ▲]

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