Photo credit: Khaled Nabi sanctuary, Turkmen Sahara (Ir) © Siavash Laghai

Photo credit: Khaled Nabi sanctuary, Turkmen Sahara (Ir) © Siavash Laghai



Landscape Character Assessment was an initiative started in Europe over ten years ago to set up a typology of landscapes that could be useful to provide better acknowledgement and awareness on their physical, biological and human factors and interactions. One decade later, landscape research has progressed and international commitments, like the European Landscape Convention, have triggered a relevant evolution on the landscape concept. Today, the main question is how to transfer this innovative knowledge into sustainable planning, through the design and management of cultural landscapes by defining landscape quality objectives and assuming concrete actions towards the landscape as a common public good, which is, consequently, a synonym of quality of life.

Main Topics:

  1. Brief revision on Landscape Character Assessment methodologies

  2. Landscape Quality Assessment

    • Conceptual context

    • Definition of Landscape Quality Objectives

    • Landscape as a tool to approach sustainable design and spatial planning

  3. Landscape evaluation and monitoring

    • Landscape indicators

    • Methods and approaches

  4. Participatory dimension of landscape management

  • Landscape as a social process

  • Negotiation process for management

  • Cultural landscape management


Organization and coordination

II.TED School of Heritage Management


Deputy for Cultural Heritage-ICHHTO Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ir)

DIST-The Interuniversity Department of Regional And Urban Studies and Planning - Polytechnic of Turin (it)

Fondazione Santagata (it)

UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management (it)


The workshop aims at professionals and post-graduated students in the field of Cultural Heritage management and preservation, conservation and preservation of heritage sites and places, architecture, planning and design of urban areas, landscape architecture, also environmental design, geography and territorial sciences.


Torino, Italy


6 days