Close to nature and revitalised water flows in urbanised and suburban environment. Ecosystem services and recreation significance of river space in the cities
"Increasing awareness and propagation of functions of forests in landscape and in-nature riverbeds in urban environment as a component of ecosystem drainage basin service"
Supported by grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
The aim of the conference is to create a platform (meeting place) of a wide spectre of scientists and professionals solving the issue of perception, functions, use, integration and evaluation of the significance of rivers in the cities and suburban country.
The international scientific conference is taking place in the Chateau Křtiny near city of Brno in the Czech Republic.
|I. Circular with suggested programme||January 20th 2015|
|Registration form and Abstracts must be sent to||March 28th 2016|
|Notice on accepted abstracts||March 30th 2016|
|II. Circular with programme||April 7th 2016|
|Articles full versions to proceedings must be sent to||April 11th 2016|
|Submission of full text for the Journal of Landscape Management||April 30th 2016|
|Submission of full text for the European Countryside||April 30th 2016|
Format For Paper Submissions
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The project aims to educate general public on the value of selected parts of basin ecosystem services. Using generally comprehensible form the result and outcomes of the project present recreational significance of near-natural and revitalised riverbeds in urban area, adding to their water management and ecosystem effect. Within the open landscape it popularises social functions of forests and forestry. The professional results of the project will be field research based country-wide overviews of
A) parts of water courses in urban areas and suburban recreation zones with significant synergistic water management, ecology and recreology effects;
B) examples of forest stand with high social and country-forming significance.
Check – in from 14:00
Registration from 9:00
Theoretical part I.
Theoretical part II.
Theoretical part III.
Terrain Excursion I. (practical part)
Terrain Excursion II.
Closing of conference
There will be a VERNISSAGE OF THE EXHIBITION RIVERS IN THE CITIES which will take place, together with the conference, in premises of Křtiny castle and which aims to present the value and beauty of forests to general public. The exhibition is also the out-come of the RaFA project and will have a touring character. Something small from earlier can be found in the project photo gallery www.rafa2015.zonerama.com.
The other events will be outdoor excursions which will show practical parts of the conference topics.
679 00 Krtiny
Phone: +420 123 456 789
Vallis Baptismi – Valley of Baptism – Christening (Křtiny). This ancient name proves the importance of the traditional places where in the town Křtiny in the middle of splendid and varied nature since 1750 is a baroque temple complex, castle and park designed by Jan Blažej Santini – Aichl. On 10.200 ha of forest owned by the Mendel University in Brno, located on the northern border of city of Brno in the neighborhood of Jedovnice, Křtiny, Adamov, Bílovice nad Svitavou and Vranov u Brna, partly belonging to the Mora-vian Karst, manages since 1923 Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny, as well as Křtiny castle with park. Although church and castle are not located on the highest point in the landscape, they dominate Křtiny valley.