International Conference

21st - 23rd October 2010 - Gozo, Malta
"ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE MODELLING AND MANAGEMENTFORMEDITERRANEANISLANDS"

Organization:
Technical Chair: Prof. Erich Buhmann, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany (contact: atelier.bernburg(at)t-online.de)
Local Chair: Prof. Dr. Alex Torpiano, Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment,
University of Malta
In co-operation with Vincent Cassar, President , KTP, Malta

Thematic Emphasis:


Thursday, 21 October, 2010


Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Strategies in Malta

Introduction Keynotes

Secretary Hon. Mario De Marco, Office of Prime Minister, Malta:
The National Strategy - Integrating Sustainable Measures in Governmental Policies
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Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel: President Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
, Germany: Landscape Planning as Instrument of Long-range Sustainable Landscape Development within the Current European Environmental Legislation
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The Ecology of Gozo

Dr. Avertano Role, University of Malta, Malta:
Geomorphology of Gozo, Introduction to Soil Erosion and Desertification
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Kevin Gatt, University of Malta
, Malta:
Water Resources in Malta
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Chris Attard, Malta Enviromental Planning Agency MEPA
, Malta:
Introduction to Gozo Development Plan
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The Vision of a Sustainable Gozo

Prof. Erich Buhmann, Damian Perez and MA LA Matthias Jähne, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Bernburg, Germany : Managing Runoff Water in Gozo, Opportunities and Constrains
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Closing panel discussion with all speakers of the day

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Friday, 22nd October, 2010


International Case Studies on Ecological Land Modelling for a More Sustainable Development

Contribution of Ecological Landscape Modelling and Management for a More Sustainable Development

Keynote: Prof. Dr. Diedrich Bruns, ECLAS President, University of Kassel
, Germany:
Participatory Landscape Assessment for Sustainable Landscape Management
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Prof. Dr. Michael Koch, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany:
Sustainable Strategies in Environmental Planning in Integration of Landscape Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment
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Prof. Dr. Kai Tobias, University of Kaiserslautern
, Germany:
Sustainable Landscape Development in Regional Parks
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Haase, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
, Germany:
The chances of nature to enhance culture - a methodical approach: Practice - theory and making
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Antoine Gatt
, Landscape Architect AGL Design Malta:
Expanding Ecological Niches into the Maltese Urban Landscape
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Climate Change and Ecological Development

Prof. Dr. Stefan Heiland,  TU Berlin
, Germany:
Ecological Planning Response to Climate Changes
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Dr. Baris Ergen and Zeynep Ergen, Bozok University
, Turkey:
Management of Conflicting Habitat Needs in the Mediterranean
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Interdisciplinary Case Studies on Ecological Development

Anemone Beck Koh, Oikosdesign  Landscape + Architecture Wageninge
n, The Netherlands:
Design for Transformative Experience: Fostering Ecological Awareness and Stewardship
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Prof. Rainer Schmidt, Beuth Hochschule Berlin,  Frank Kiessling, Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects
, Germany: Landscape Design Response to Climate Changes
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Closing panel discussion with all speakers of the day

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Public Panel Discussion: "Taking Malta to Sustainability"

Moderation: Chris Falzon, Architect, Malta

Panel: Maltese Representative
International Representative

Mr. Peter Portelli
Permanent Secretary OPM

Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel
President, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Germany

Mr. Vincent Cassar
President, Kamra tal-Periti KTP

Prof. Dr. Diedrich Bruns
President, European Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)

Prof. Dr. Alex Torpiano
Dean, Faculty Built Environment

Prof. Erich Buhmann
Chair, Recognition European Landscape Architecture Schools

University of Malta

(ECLAS)


Saturday, 23 October, 2010


Visual Landscape Resource Management

Dr. Josef Bezzina. University of Malta, Malta: Mgarr Ix-Xiui Valley Regional Park, The Natural Beauty
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Prof. Dr. James Palmer, SUNY Syracuse
, N.Y., United States:
The Successful Implementation Strategies of VRM in the US
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Dr. Thomas Schauppenlehner, University for "Bodenkultur"
, Vienna, Austria:
The Landscape Puzzle - Making Land Use Modelling Data spatially Explicit for Structure and Visual Analysis
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Frank Roser, University of Stuttgart
, Germany:
Adapting Methods for Improving Large Scale Visual Landscape Evaluation in the Mediterranean
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Applying GIS in Environmental Planning

Dr. Saviour Formosa and Stephen Conchin, University of Malta, Malta:
Visualisation of Digital Landscapes as a Potential Instrument for VRM in Malta
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Dr. Maria Attard, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Malta
, Malta:
Supporting Sustainability through Geographic Information and Public Participation: Civic Science and Stakeholder Involvement in the Eco Gozo Project
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Carol Agius, MAGI and Dr. Saviour Formosa, University of Malta
, Malta:
Access of Governmental GIS data versus Private data for the Benefit of Environmental Monitoring: the Aarhus Impact
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Sustainable Development and Participation

Keynote: Prof. Dr. Jusuck Koh, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands:
On a Landscape Approach, Cultural Identity and Sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Roman Lenz, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt, Nürtingen-Geislingen
, Germany:
GIS-based Landscape Modelling and Participation
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Daniele Fanatechi, Consultant, Gozo Action Group Foundation
, Malta and Italy:
The LEADER Programme for Gozo, Malta. A bottom up approach for the local sustainable development
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Working group ECLAS + EFLA on Accreditation and Recognition

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Closing Panel with all speakers summarizing the results of the conference
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