Projet de paysage et de territoire

Abstract : Problematic Nowadays, territory projects and landscape projects can be seen as two cases of project procedures which differ in their implementation logic. In our view, these two project forms must not be thought of in terms of inclusion – landscape projects being one part of territory projects. On the contrary, we must posit that the links between those two interpretations of planning are construed on several levels, and from a given situation. We must bear in mind that the notion of landscape was introduced in territory planning to deal with issues that have changed since. Landscape studies probably triggered action towards preservation and protection, but those cannot be used exclusively nowadays, considering the growth of landscape design in France. Moreover, we consider that landscape projects cannot be reduced to the vegetal treatment of space, or to the signage treatment of activity zones, even though landscape projects can set up those actions. Insofar as a landscape is not an object but a symbolic and cultural relation between individuals and their environment, we hypothesize that landscapes can contribute to renewing classical perspectives on planning - through a qualitative, sensitive and cultural approach, which involves the study of the physical and multi-sensorial characteristics of space, and thanks to project methods that are still to be defined in a context of renewal of planning thinking. Results We will rely on a study we personally carried out on a territory representative of changing spaces in an urban periphery, which we will define as ordinary. For more than ten years, planners have set up a territory project involving several aspects, such as economic development, cultural action but also big infrastructure projects and environmental hubs. This diversity raises the question of the global consistency of the territory project. Our study aimed at defining a global landscape project that could provide an axis to communal and inter-communal planning actions revolving around landscape identity. It implies setting up a collective perspective on the territory, a perspective that could mobilize forces, trigger different actions and create consistency among those actions. In our presentation, we will examine the goals of such a landscape project, the theoretical principles they rely on and the methodological recommendations needed to turn those goals into action.
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Frédéric Pousin. Projet de paysage et de territoire. De la connaissance des paysages à l'action paysagère, MEDD-Cemagref, Dec 2004, Bordeaux, France. ⟨hal-01342532⟩



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