Nature and Global Change

1.1 "Processes and dynamics of the natural environment" Speaker: Prof. José Ojeda Zújar (University of Seville)

This line addresses those aspects related to the natural environment in a context of global change, both in its physical aspects as human. Of particular interest are the processes involved in modeling man and land management, both for its intensity and the disappearance of certain activities. In this sense acquire significant socio-environmental dynamics associated with rural neglect, as well as options derived from new models use that address sustainable rehabilitation of the territory with new or traditional production models. In this line processes or advance disappearance of vegetation cover are particularly important and therefore the jobs that are considered dynamic configuration and preterit, present and future of vegetation. Also included in this line derived factors and geomorphological processes modeled surface large or small scale, linked to climate and hydrology, both at regional and local study, and environmental and technological risks.

1.2 "From protected spaces to green infrastructures" Speaker: Prof. Alfonso Mulero Mendigorri (University of Córdoba)

This line meaning and role of protected areas arises, both by environmental legislation, such as territorial or otherwise, in a context of global change. particularly interested in the critical balances from a geomorphological point of view, biological, ecological and social, instruments and initiatives to protect the existing nature and results, the treatment of ecosystem services, the renewed methodologies for the identification, management and government protected areas, and the integration of conservation areas and networks in policy planning and territorial development. In this regard particularly interested in studies on development initiatives and strengthening ecological connectivity in the territorial scale and the actions taken with regard to green infrastructure, their conceptual background and concretions in regional and local scales.

1.3 "Climate change, social and environmental effects and mitigation policies and adaptation" Speaker: Prof. Felipe Fernández García (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Climate change is the main environmental problem of today and their impacts are manifested at all levels and affect most sectors, from health and population shifts to production and changes in agricultural limits. Measures to prevent these impacts and adaptation to them are the great challenges of today. In this regard, therefore, we try to collect all those jobs that try to analyze, describe and propose measures for assessing the impacts, both from climate change itself (thermal growth, water scarcity, extreme events), such as those related with mitigation measures (use of biofuels, mobility and transport). In addition to the above lines, especially interested in work related to urban areas (mitigation of heat island, reducing pollution), rural areas (production and cultivation techniques), tourism, thermal comfort and health.


Cities sustainable, smart and inclusive

2.1 "urban dynamics and demographic: political regeneration, rehabilitation, social inclusion and gender" SPEAKER: PROF. LUZ MARINA GARCIA HERRERA (UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA)

This line includes the transformations that cities face in the consolidated urban area. They are incorporated herein research on the peculiarities of the territories themselves subject to these processes from the historic centers, neighborhoods or specific public spaces. In parallel, also they posed by socio-demographic dynamics that exist in these areas, drivers of all developments. are also considered programs, policies and intervention instruments for rehabilitation and urban regeneration, and the role and strategies of all stakeholders, from administration to promoters, including financial intermediaries, entrepreneurs and citizenship course. especially welcome papers addressing from concerns about gender and social inclusion, new dynamic participatory, committed work collectives and alternative tools for urban transformation.

2.2 "Projects and large urban operations" SPEAKER: PROF. CARME BELLET SANFELIU (UdL)

This line is designed to accommodate those contributions that address the changes induced positively and / or negatively, by the projects and large urban operations as a transformation of urban space and urban dynamics are concerned. Interest contributions that address the urban and architectural characteristics of these developments, which too often have become mechanisms for purely political action, but especially those that focus on forms of management, implementation, financing or operation thereof, from a comparative and / or analytical and / or critical perspective, as well as focused towards social, functional, economic, scenic, environmental, etc. urban impacts generated by these key instruments of urban planning.

2.3 "Recomposing city-country relations: peri-urban agriculture" SPEAKER: PROF. Maria Hernandez Hernandez (University of Alicante)

This line is concerned by the renewed treatment of the relations between cities and their rural environments, particularly those spaces vocation and agricultural functionality, focusing on the analysis of its evolution and the study of alternatives for quality production and proximity , fairer, healthier and more democratic. Of particular interest in this line studies on experiences agricultural local development in metropolitan and urban agglomeration context, but also in the vicinity of small and medium-sized cities, focusing on innovative initiatives in the agricultural systems and marketing channels in protection instruments and management of these spaces and forms of governance applied, as well as the role that environmental, heritage and landscape values ​​are playing in the activation of this type of agriculture.


Territory: Organizational factors and geographical dimensions

3.1 "Articulation territorial and economic activity, infrastructure, mobility and flow management" SPEAKER: PROF. PUEBLA JAVIER GUTIERREZ (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

This line aims to address issues related to the territorial articulation, highlighting the historical role and renewed infrastructure, particularly in transport, and its implications for territorial accessibility at different scales and regional development. infrastructures are considered not only for their committed management stocksBut also mobility flows of information, goods and services, tourism and others. In relation to transport, this subject line is particularly interested in urban mobility, the relationship between transport and land use, coverage of public transport networks, particularly in regions and conurbations, bicycle and pedestrian mobility, and the role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the development of new methods for transportation planning.

3.2 "Landscape, heritage and territorial identity: historical keys and current challenges" SPEAKER: PROFA. CARMEN CAÑIZARES RUIZ (UNIVERSITY OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA)

This line deals with the territory from the perspective of its historical construction, its expression in the landscape and the patrimonial values ​​and the different forms of identity associated with the understanding and experience of the territory as a place. The contributions to the study of the territory from the historical and cultural geography, the analysis of the territory, the landscape and its representations as patrimony and territorial development resource, and the policies that address the protection, management and activation of said patrimonial values ​​are of interest. The methodological works and the application of the geographic information technologies to the geohistorical characterization of the territory, to the treatment of the sources and to the study of the landscape, as well as the methods, in all the educational levels, for the teaching of the landscape and the territory as historically configured space.

3.3 "The government of the territory: geopolitical state and public policy planning and territorial development" PRESENTER: PORF. JOAN ROMERO GONZALEZ (University of Valencia)

This line is dedicated to the treatment geographical territory from the political point of view, his government, in a double perspective. On the one hand, the study of the territorial organization of political power and public action in the state of autonomous, with contributions on their organization and evolution, contradictions and geopolitical conflicts, social movements, answers to problems, especially those of territorial dimension, and comparative studies with other international geopolitical contexts. Furthermore, the perspective of the analysis, evaluation, methodologies and empirical work on spatial planning and development at different scales, focusing on methodologies and renovators approaches, instruments and initiatives for action and progress and frustrations of experience accumulated in recent decades, allowing take stock of the fact and open new horizons.

T.1 "Methods and geographic technologies for digital geo-information society"

This axis is conceived with transversal to all thematic lines of Congress, encouraging the presentation of contributions in the form of communications and posters on methodological and applied aspects of the technologies of geographic information to the study and management of nature and environmental processes in its many facets, analysis and management of the city, and knowledge and land-use planning and landscape.

T.2 "Teaching Geography"

With a crosscutting this axis makes a special appeal to all those contributions (papers and posters) on the three major issues Congress-nature, territory and city in a globally world, approached from the conceptual, methodological and empirical perspective of teaching of geography at all levels of education, focusing on innovative aspects of it and its contribution to social consolidation of the culture of the territory.

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