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 processes for management

  • Cultural landscape management

Organization and coordination

II.TED School of Heritage Management


Loccimetro | Consultoria em Inovação Territorial (pt)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (cat)


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.


Évora, Portugal


July 2020


5 days



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Landscape Character Assessment

(programme in development-topics are subject to change)