Rural landscape assessment will have the purpose to extricate regions or sites of interest in order to protect and grow them as territories, as well as their fundamental elements of heritage, a heritage that is unranked but highly important for the evolution and development of a rural settlement. Taking into account the opposing interests on heritage, on one hand conservation and on the other the renewal of the built environment, the project brings in the concept of sustainability in order to link the two perspectives. By defining sustainability and by understanding the responsibility it makes us assume, one thinks of natural resources and the environment and implicitly, in the research, of local resources, the particularities and specificity of the site.
1. Rationale, terminology - rurality and vernacular :structure, space, landscape, settlement, architecture, architecture
2. Rationale, terminology - relation cultural landscape/ rural landscape (cultural dimension associated to rural landscape, ethnographic space)
3. History of rural structure. Types of rural structures and their relation to landscape and history. Traditional architecture and major climate zones, bioclimatic design, sustainable design.
4. History of rural structure. Particular and specificity. Material resources and cultural techniques
5. History of rural structure. Relation between Landscape and rural settlements activities, occupations and territorial tissue / agricultural systems, shepherding. Rural Housing and local traditions.
6.Rural structure, rural architecture and teritorial dinamics. Local/global. center / periphery inside the rural structure. rural- urban, rurban.
7. Rural Landscape in Romania. Evolution, advantages and malfunctions: "countries"
8. Rural Landscape in Romania. Morphologies -types
9. Rural Landscape in Romania. Landscape structure activity relationship rural settlements, traditional occupations and territorial tissue / agricultural systems, shepherding. Rural Housing and local traditions
10. Policy and rural landscapes. Rural heritage and specific landscapes - rural heritage values
11. Policy and rural landscapes. Legislation, compared approaches national / international
12. Intervention in the rurality: local sustainable development, global sustainable development. Models and strategies for recovery for the rural landscape. Sustainable Landscape
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