Chasing the landscape capital in space and time: a model for Val di Cembra

Abstract : The landscape is the perception of a territory at a given time: it was shown that the landscape increases the perception of the quality of the wine to the consumer. The terraced, fragmented landscape of the Cembra Valley has been used for decades to identify the wine of the Trentino region (IT). However, we are witnessing a disintegration of the traditional terraced landscape to favor the aggregation of plots and the introduction of mechanization practices, still benefiting of the surrounding characterizing elements. This erosion of the landscape is reflected in the perception of an entire territory and therefore in the ability to bind a portion of the value of the wine to the quality perceived by the consumer through the landscape. In this sense, the landscape becomes a capital distributed in space and both the political choices and the individual choice modify and aggregates this common capital. So we decided to use the Agent Based Modeling to describe the dynamics of this capital in space and time in multiple scenarios spanning from the rigid conservation of the identifying elements of the territory up to the complete destruction of the traditional terraced landscape. We will here present a first attempt to define the landscapital to identify, in the future, its evolution is space and time and so providing the community and policy-makers with an operational tool to understand how today's choices affect the future landscape in the medium and long term.
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Fabio Zottele, Etienne Delay. Chasing the landscape capital in space and time: a model for Val di Cembra. 5th international congress on moutain and steep slope viticulture, Mar 2017, Conegliao, Italy. ⟨10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.05.008⟩. ⟨halshs-01472173⟩

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