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See detailConformités des paysages ruraux et parc naturels wallons : l’exemple du parc naturel de la Vallée de l’Attert
Christians, Charles ULg; Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Van Eetvelde, Veerle; Sevenant, Marjanne; Van de Velde, Lisa (Eds.) Re-Marc-able Landscape, Marc-ante Landschappen (2009)

The landscape of a nature park is not a relic landscape but a living cultural landscape. The paper questions the conformity of the landscape in the regional nature park of the Attert valley. It analyses ... [more ▼]

The landscape of a nature park is not a relic landscape but a living cultural landscape. The paper questions the conformity of the landscape in the regional nature park of the Attert valley. It analyses more specifically (1) the conformity to the natural environment and the economic context, (2) the conformity from a semiotic or cultural point of view, and (3) the recognition and the management of the landscape as heritage. It states that few landscape features are preserved from the past. Nevertheless the landscape of the Attert valley maintains an identity due to old settlements, and the influence of the natural environment. The rural policy of renovation since 1970, together with the regional nature park activities, and the coming landscape Charter are useful tools to manage the landscape. However, these tools experience trouble with restraining the increase of real-estate due to the proximity of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg. [less ▲]

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See detailLe déroulement de la conférence sur le développement rural durable dans l'ensemble des pays d'Europe.
Christians, Charles ULg; Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (2001), 41

Présentation de l'organisation, du thème, de l'objectif et des activités (travaux sur le terrain et Conférence).

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

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 ULg; Christians, Charles ULg

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 ULg; Christians, Charles ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Belge d'Etudes Géographiques = Tijdschrift van de Belgische Vereniging voor Aardrijkskundige Studies (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 Paysage
Vauchel, Bernadette ULg; Christians, Charles ULg

in Clermont-sur-Berwinne 1230-1980 (1981)

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See detailLes résidences secondaires au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.
Christians, Charles ULg

in Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège (1979), (15), 109-129

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