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Title: Reviving Castro Valley 's winter villages: Using heritage, ecosystem services, and culture to promote a sustainable livelihood in a protected area
Authors: Cabral, Maria Inês
Alcindor, Mónica
Weiland, Ulrike
Pires, Iva
Keywords: Heritage
Ecosystem services
Farming abandonment
Restocking
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Citation: Cabral, M. I., Alcindor, M., Weiland, U. & Pires, I. (2018). Reviving Castro Valley 's winter villages: Using heritage, ecosystem services, and culture to promote a sustainable livelihood in a protected area. In Conference Proceedings of Circular Economy. Urban Metabolism and Regional Development. Challenges for a Sustainable Future (25th APDR Congress), Lisbon, Portugal, 5th-6th July 2018 (pp. 1-9). Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3778
Abstract: Most rural areas in Europe evolve towards either intensification or abandonment. Villages in Portugal which are located in remote protected areas tend to be affected by farm abandonment often becoming uninhabited, derelict and exposed to fire hazard and ultimately leading to the loss of cultural landscapes. We developed and applied strategies for intervening in the Castro Laboreiro winter villages, towards a multifunctional landscape based on ecosystem services, heritage and culture. For that purpose we used participatory methods and developed strategies for restocking the wintervilage by defining a set of activities to diversify local economy and improve resilience. Additionally we show how the particular case of village of Pontes can be retrofitted based on its existing resources such as food, energy and water. We further suggest cultural events targeting newcomers and local population to improve social cohesion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3778
ISBN: 978-989-8780-06-5
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