Istanbul (Turkey): view from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn.
Sylt (Germany)
Córdoba (Spain): view of the Roman bridge across the river Guadalquivir.
Sylt (Germany)
Castle of Alaró (Mallorca, Spain)
Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
Sylt (Germany)
Roman amphitheatre in Italica near Sevilla (Spain)
Great Mezquita of Cordoba (Spain)

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  • {language:EU}  14.12.2016


    Urban landscapes witness major transformations that affect urban landscape quality as well as the quality of life. Some transformations are desirable, such as a transition to urban sustainability, some are inevitable, because of major changes in economy or culture. Transformations in urban landscapes come with intractable controversies, uncertainties and complexities, involving multiple actors, interests and rapidly changing advocacy coalitions. But they also stimulate the bottom-up emergence of alternative ideas, practices and networks that confront urban planning regimes with the challenge to adopt more organic, collaborative and transformative forms of governance. Learn more...

  • {language:EU}  30.09.2016


    MODSCAPES deals with rural landscapes produced by large-scale agricultural development and colonization schemes planned in the 20th century throughout Europe and beyond. Conceived in different political and ideological contexts, such schemes were pivotal to nation-building and state-building policies, and to the modernization of the countryside. They provided a testing ground for the ideas and tools of agronomists, environmental and social scientists, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and artists, which converged around a shared challenge. Their implementation produced new rural landscapes which have seldom been considered as a transnational research topic. Hence, modscapes aims to raise awareness of this largely underestimated shared cultural heritage which stands today as a tangible evidence of recent European history. Learn more...

  • {language:EU}  01.04.2016


    Europe’s maritime & fluvial regions exist in great diversity, yet show parallels in spatial & political challenges. The Cultural heritage of these regions form an essential part of coastal landscape. This heritage is considered particular vulnerable exposed to spatial changes in transport, industrialisation of fisheries and use of coastal zones for tourism. This project aims to improve regional policies for heritage management in maritime & fluvial regions by facilitating policy learning and supporting exchange of experience, in line with the EC’s advice on participatory governance of cultural heritage. Learn more...

  • {language:EU}  29.06.2011

    Awareness rising for landscape

    "Awareness rising for landscape" is a central task when it comes to the implmentation of the European Landscape Convention. No wonder that the three members of CIVILSCAPE - all of them NGOs - from Belgium (Regionaallandschap Houtland), Germany (Bund Heimat und Umwelt) and Sweden (Biosfärområde Vänerskärgården med Kinnekulle) were involved in this GRUNDTVIG learning partnership project. Each project partner organized two seminars with excursions. With lectures, working phases and excursions with practical examples, the partners exchanged their methods and experiences. Learn more...


Further Information

CIVILSCAPE and their member organisations are involved in a number of projects in different countries. In most cases these are also trans-national projects where project partner from several countries are involved.

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