works in progress
Resilient Landscapes: an integrated approach.
I attended a conference held at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) on 17th March 2008 dealing with zero carbon land use in Wales. This was an extremely interesting, broad ranging event that focused in particular on carbon capture and sequestration, managing existing sinks, non carbon land use, identifying revenue streams for landowners and various other such stuff.
I submitted one of my (many) works in progress as being of possible use, namely Resilient Landscapes, an integrated approach, in a very unfinished state and spoke of some of the practical techniques I have been trialling here at Penrhos over the last twenty years or so. This was all generally very well received so I thought I might as well put it up here, draft document and full of holes as it is, being that time is moving on apace and if I hang on to it as long as I have some of my other works in progress, it could become completely irrelevant.
So, here it is. I hope some of you find it useful. As I mention, when it comes to integrated landscape design and synergistic benefits between system elements and functions, many heads are much better than one. Please feel free to use it as you wish, providing you quote me as a source. Also, as you will see there are many holes, gaps, omissions etc. etc. so please feel free to mail me contributions and I will add them in. It would be interesting to work on this more collaboratively so if anyone has suggestions for a Wiki or similar, allowing input and feedback from many please get in touch.
(This is a Microsoft Word 97 document. Please let me know if you have any trouble opening it and I will post an alternative file format)