Publications of Serge Schmitz
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See detailPortée heuristique des analyses de la territorialité et méthodes de mise en évidence des teritoires.
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2000), 39

The territory is in vogue in the French speaking geography. However there is no consensus about the concepts of territory and territoriality. What are the potential contributions of theses researches to a ... [more ▼]

The territory is in vogue in the French speaking geography. However there is no consensus about the concepts of territory and territoriality. What are the potential contributions of theses researches to a peopole and environment science ? What are the different ways to determine these territories ? Through French-English-and German speaking authors this paper suggests some answers to these questions. [less ▲]

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See detailLes sensibilités territoriales
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

Doctoral thesis (1999)

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See detailLes transferts post-mortem : réinterprétation symbolique du lieu d’enterrement dans un contexte de mobilité des populations
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Espaces et Sociétés (1999), 99

This article is the result of the study of 10.000 burial certificates. It analyses the movement of corpses in an urban region which houses 510.000 peoples and tends to explain the motivation of cemetery ... [more ▼]

This article is the result of the study of 10.000 burial certificates. It analyses the movement of corpses in an urban region which houses 510.000 peoples and tends to explain the motivation of cemetery choice. It underlines the connections between post-mortem mobility, the different levels of population mobility and culture. [less ▲]

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See detailEspace urbanisé et espace non urbanisé au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1999), 36

The paper uses agriculture and forestry statistics to determine major trends of both urbanized and non urbanized development in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It outlines the new morphological ... [more ▼]

The paper uses agriculture and forestry statistics to determine major trends of both urbanized and non urbanized development in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It outlines the new morphological urbanization. The urban areas has been confined since the indsutrial revolution to the south west of the country. However during the seventies development was structured by the transport corridors extending from the capital and mining areas. Two new urban regions began also to develop : the "dipole" Ettelbürck-Diekirch and the Moselle valley. Recent trends of urban development is in contrast to the earlier trends characterized by wide spreads morphological urbanization notably in the Oesling. [less ▲]

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See detailHydronyme et géosymbole : Salm-en-Ardenne. Quand un nom de rivière fait couler beaucoup d'encre
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Guillaud, Dominique; Seysset, Marie; Walter, Annie (Eds.) Le voyage inachevé... à Joël Bonnemaison (1998)

Cultural space is full significance and attachments. To illustrate the importance of place or river names for people, this paper analyses a petty local quarrel about the name of a river, the Salm or Glain ... [more ▼]

Cultural space is full significance and attachments. To illustrate the importance of place or river names for people, this paper analyses a petty local quarrel about the name of a river, the Salm or Glain, in the Belgian Ardenne and asks the question: wich has more meaning for the people, the place name at the place itself ? [less ▲]

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See detailParticipation et aménagement empathique. Réflexions à partir du cas wallon.
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1998), 34

Town and country planning also involves care of individual "territories" as well as those of groups and societies. After a brief recapitulation of motivations for and objections to taking into account ... [more ▼]

Town and country planning also involves care of individual "territories" as well as those of groups and societies. After a brief recapitulation of motivations for and objections to taking into account citizen's expectations concerning "territorial" planning this paper illustrates the situation in Wallonia. Three types of planning are illustrated : pure theoretical planning, participatory planning and empathic planning. Finally, the paper underlies the challenges facing public services, education and research wich must be addressed if empathic and effective planning is to be implemented. [less ▲]

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See detailVingt ans de rénovation rurale en Belgique wallonne
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Christians, Charles ULiege

in Cadernos de Geografia (1998), 17

The paper analyses the twenty years of rural development policy in Wallonia and looks for its impact in the countryside renewal.

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See detailQuarante ans d'exécution de remembrements ruraux en Région wallonne.
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Christians, Charles ULiege

in Acta Geographica Lovaniensia (1998), 37

For forty years, a third of the farming area has been regrouped in Wallonia. The paper draws the development of land consolidation and underlines the increase of non agricultural aims, especially ... [more ▼]

For forty years, a third of the farming area has been regrouped in Wallonia. The paper draws the development of land consolidation and underlines the increase of non agricultural aims, especially environment concerns. So land consolidations with stark productivity concerns in the sixties changed to a new way of land consolidation respectful of the inherited balances and concerned with the functional diversification of the rural areas. However the distribution of land consolidation projects still shows stark productivity concerns : land consolidation projects remain first in ploughed land areas with large farming. [less ▲]

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See detailOccupation et utilisation du sol récentes en Région wallonne : analyses et synthèses
Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Christians, Charles ULiege

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Études Géographiques (1998), 1

The first part is an analytical study based on an analysis of cadastral information. It presents facts and recent evolutionary processes of land use in Wallonia, especially agriculture, forest, waste land ... [more ▼]

The first part is an analytical study based on an analysis of cadastral information. It presents facts and recent evolutionary processes of land use in Wallonia, especially agriculture, forest, waste land and urbanized areas. The information is based on the municipality scale. The paper draws a compartmentalization of Wallonia: in 1992, urbanized areas represented over 20% and 40% in the urban-industrial trench and in Walloon Brabant, spilling area for Brussels population. In Ardennes, Loraine and Fagne Famenne, Forest prevailed occupying over 40% of the land. Agriculture was the main land used over 70% on low loess plateaux and with over 55% especially in Condroz and Central Ardennes. There was a slow decrease of agriculture between 1982 and 1992, usually with less than 10% for a third of the region. Forest erratically fluctuated between -5% and +5%. On the contrary urbanized areas grew everywhere with peaks around Liege, in Walloon Brabant and along motorways. It was the result of both residential urbanization and the standard increase of land use per inhabitant. The analysis shows that, during the seventies, peaks of urbanization coincide quite well with demographic evolution typology. The second part is a continuation of the preceding analytical study. It presents typology and evolution synthesis in order to divide Wallonia into districts and analyses some mechanics especially urbanization and land policy. The analytical maps lead to the building up of two types of municipalities: urban and country land use municipalities. Within the country type, five subtypes have been characterized upon the agriculture and forest combinations. Urbanization mechanics are responsible for the schematic division into two parts by a line, the south border of Condroz and Herve plateau. Urbanization concerns first the urban-industrial trench and Walloon Brabant. Hainaut is an forests also divide Wallonia between the north and the south. The agricultural areas are first victims of the urbanization progress. [less ▲]

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See detailLe temps et les représentations des modifications de l'environnement
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Barrué-Pastor, Monique; Bertrand, Georges (Eds.) Les temps de l'environnement (1997)

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See detailFin du Millénaire - fin de l'Agriculture
Schirmer, Jacek; Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1997), 33

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See detailAgricultures du Monde
Schirmer, J.; Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Schirmer-Neifeld, G.

Book published by Société Géographique de Liège (1997)

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See detailUn géographe en campagne : voir, connaître, représenter et comprendre.
Chevigne, Claire; Schmitz, Serge ULiege; Tresegnie, Jean Pierre

in Donnay, Jean-Paul (Ed.) Recherches de géographie humaine, Hommage au Professeur Charles Christians. (1996)

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See detailRecherches de géographie humaine, hommage au professeur Charles Christians.
Donnay, Jean-Paul ULiege; Chevigne, C.; Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULiege et al

Book published by Société Géographique de Liège (1996)

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See detailUn cimetière, une communauté, un espace : l’exemple liégeois
Schmitz, Serge ULiege

in Géographie et Cultures (1995), 16

The article is the result of the study of 160 years of cemetery history in an urban region which houses today 510.000 peoples. It demonstrates the strong links between urban and rural communities and ... [more ▼]

The article is the result of the study of 160 years of cemetery history in an urban region which houses today 510.000 peoples. It demonstrates the strong links between urban and rural communities and their cemeteries. In order to do this, four points in cemetery history, chosen for the availability of reliable and comparable sources, have been chosen and described successively. Finally the article investigates the reasons for the exponential growth of requiered cemetery size. [less ▲]

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