Parks of the Future
Protected areas in Europe challenging regional and global change

By (author) Ingo MoseBy (author) Thomas HammerBy (author) Norbert WeixlbaumerBy (author) Dominik Siegrist


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There has been an unmistakable boom in parks in Europe since the 1990s. Over a fifth of the continent is now protected using designations such as regional nature parks, national parks, UNESCO biosphere reserves and World Heritage sites.  In addition to nature protection and the conservation of cultural landscapes, their functions increasingly involve the promotion of sustainable development. Tackling the challenges of regional and global change in parks is illustrated  with selected case studies dealing with the key issues: How do parks address the pending challenges? What successes have they had? What are the pioneering approaches of spatial planning and regional development? Which forms of park management and governance are most promising? Which tasks will be assumed by parks in the future? What roles will parks play in promoting sustainability in Europe?