• Mauro VarottoEmail author
  • Luca Bonardi
  • Paolo Tarolli
Part of the Environmental History book series (ENVHIS, volume 9)


This volume collects the best scientific contribution presented in the 3rd World Conference on Terraced Landscapes held in Italy from October 6–15, 2016, offering a deep and multifaceted insight into the remarkable heritage of terraced landscapes in Italy, in Europe, and in the world (America, Asia, Australia). It consists of two parts: a geographical overview on some of the most important terraced systems in the world (first part) and a multidisciplinary approach that aims to promote a multifunctional vision of terraces, underlining how these landscapes meet different needs: cultural and historical values, environmental and hydrogeological functions, quality and variety of food, community empowerment, and sustainable development (second part). The volume offers a great overview on strengths, weaknesses, functions, and strategies for terraced landscapes all over the world, summarizing in a final manifest the guidelines to provide a future for these landscapes as natural and cultural heritage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient WorldUniversity of PadovaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”University of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of PadovaLegnaro (PD)Italy

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