Nærøyfjorden world heritage area
Nærøyfjorden World Heritage Area

On Thursday, 7th April, the CCRI will welcome Dr Morten Clemetsen from the University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway, who will be presenting  “Current trends in integrated landscape protection, planning and management in Norway. The case of theNærøyfjorden UNESCO World Heritage Area”.

The seminar will take place at University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Room TC119, starting at 12.15 for one hour.

Morten Clemetsen is an educated Landscape Architect who holds a PhD in Landscape Planning.  He has practiced as consultant in the field of rural landscape management, landscape assessments and local community development. Associate professor at the University of Life Sciences from 2002, he is currently responsible for teaching and research on strategic landscape scale planning.

Dr Morten Clemetsen
Dr Morten Clemetsen

CCRI seminars are free to attend, but if you intend to come along it would be useful if you could let us know by sending an email. This will also enable us to inform you of any changes to the programme, which can happen from time to time.


Two different trends for landscape management, nature based value creation and community development, have evolved in Norway over the past 10 years; a) reshaping of traditional practice for nature conservation and landscape management in National Parks and other protected areas, and b) introduction of the concept of “Regional Nature Parks” inspired by European models. The first is “top-down”  the other “bottom-up”, initiated by community groups and municipalities. Interestingly, in many cases, they operate within the same territorial or landscape boundaries. The Nærøyfjorden case in West Norway will exemplify the current situation, and provide a background for discussing future frameworks for integrated and decentralized landscape scale planning and management.

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