The Societal Construction of Landscapes in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation

  • Vera KöpselEmail author
Part of the RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft book series (RFSRL)


A valuable concept that connects people, places, and identities is that of landscape. In human geography, a small but growing body of literature has begun to analyse social processes of climate adaptation through a ‘landscape lens’, thus shifting the focus of research to the local level and the social, place-based values shaping adaptive activities. Scherr et al. find that in recent years “the term [landscape], and the management and policy approaches underlying it, are beginning to gain prominence as the limits of sectoral approaches become more apparent in our interconnected, crowded, resource-constrained and climate-chaotic world” (ibid: 1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery ScienceUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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