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A new assessment methodology for cultural landscapes constructed by the energy industry: A case of study in central Spain
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Architecture,
  • Humanities
Cultural Landscapes are considered a common European heritage and different European initiatives (planning schemes, landscape laws) are focused upon their conservation and promotion. However, governments have faced difficulties in the conservation and management of cultural landscapes, especially those with severe human modification. Energyscapes are shaped by processes related to the energy production industry and depend on the complex spatial and temporal combination of the supply, demand and infrastructure for energy. The development of a comprehensive methodology for assessing and managing strategies applied to these landscapes is classified as essential research by the Spanish Government's National Research Plan. In this paper, we have carried out a landscape assessment aimed to reveal the main factors that have promoted the transformation of the territory with high presence of energy industry. We have analysed a case study in Puertollano (Spain) following the guidelines of the historical landscape analysis and landscape planning. Based on the energy flow diagrams, the main historical energy promoting, consuming and transforming systems in Puertollano are identified in different model stages. This analysis allows to have an overview of the development, assessment, potential and some specific features of this energyscape, to rethink on which could be the interaction between energy landscape, society and heritage in the perspective of a spatial and economic development. Also, it provides a dynamic and comprehensive tool allowing the identification of agents, parameters and links that drive the transformation. The subsequent management of the landscape can be approached using the results obtained.
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  • Autor: Francisco Arques Soler (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Rodrigo De la O Cabrera (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Rodriguez Muñoz (UPM)
  • Autor: Concepcion Lapayese Luque (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Paisaje Cultural. Intervenciones contemporáneas en la ciudad y el territorio
  • Departamento: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
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