Conference Programme and proceedings


To further the discussion begun during our conference Defining Landscape Democracy, CLaD is committed to publishing an anthology on landscape democracy with an academic publisher.

CLaD’s editorial committee includes Shelley Egoz, Tim Richardson, Deni Ruggeri and Karsten Jørgensen. We will take on the selection of potential chapters for inclusion in this anthology. In addition, once you submit a chapter, the editorial committee will be sending out your draft chapter for peer review before committing to including your chapter in the anthology.


An essay (chapter) for review will be due before 2 January 2016 aiming for publication in 2017.

We are asking for chapters to be no longer than 4000 words.

Referencing style: APA (see example at the end of this communication)


Criteria for inclusion:

The anthology aspires to offer a range of views structured under several themes, similar to those presented at the conference yet not limited to those themes only. (Conference suggested themes are pasted below).

We are looking for original essays that discuss theories, practices and reflections on landscape democracy work. Papers could offer new knowledge and insights that will add to the development of critical discourse on the topic or engage in a rich and documented reflection on paradigmatic case studies from the present and past and their implication vs. future research. In essence, we see this as an opportunity to enrich discourse that will stimulate new thinking on landscape democracy and disseminate this knowledge. Each author is expected to set their own chapter explicitly within the context of landscape democracy, identify a series of themes or dimensions being studies, and critically identify the gaps in knowledge the papers seek to fill.


Please don’t hesitate to communicate with us if you have more questions.


We look forward to many interesting proposals.


Very best,

Shelley, Tim, Deni and Karsten.


Suggested questions and key themes for potential authors.

Ethics and Landscape Democracy

  • Landscape democracy: an abstract ideal or a professional ethos?
  • Should we consider democracy when making decisions about landscape change?
  • How do professionals understand their role in facilitating democratic processes?

Public spaces as manifestation of democracy

  • Conflict and tension between public and private spaces;
  • How accessible are public spaces?
  • Property rights and democracy;
  • Landscape as commons;
  • Wellbeing and public space;
  • Universal accessibility to landscape;
  • The significance of green spaces;

Climate change and threats to democracy

  • How will environmental crises affect democratic practices?
  • Endangered landscapes  and vulnerable populations;
  • Climate change refugees and landscape identity;

Bottom up spatial initiatives

  • Claiming a right to landscape;
  • Space occupation and protest movements;

Planning philosophies and democracy

  • Analyses of planning acts in relation to democracy;
  • The power of decision-making processes;

Public participation in Planning

  • Challenges and opportunities.


Further key words to be linked to Landscape Democracy:

Activism and spatial occupation; bottom-up processes; climate vulnerability; colonialism and post-colonialism; community involvement; conflict zones; detention and space; dimensions of urbanisation; education and pedagogy; empowerment; future generations; gender; gentrification, ghettoisation; global trends; human rights; immigrant identity; Indigeneity, land tenure and property rights; landscape assessment and quality; legal issues; marginalised social groups; migration and borders; multiculturalism; nationalism; nature protection; occupational justice; political structures; power relations (spatial manifestation/planning and governance; public participation;  refugees and asylum seekers; re-imagined futures; social integration; spatial justice; sustainability; technology; theories and philosophies.

Read the complete proceedings document here:

APA referencing style

Material Type

Reference List/Bibliography

A book in print

Baxter, C. (1997). Race equality in health care and education.Philadelphia: Ballière Tindall.

A book chapter, print version

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

An eBook

Millbower, L. (2003). Show biz training: Fun and effective business training techniques from the worlds of stage, screen, and song. New York: AMACOM. Retrieved from

An article in a print journal

Alibali, M. W. (1999). How children change their minds: Strategy change can be gradual or abrupt. Developmental Psychology, 35,127-145.

An article in a journal without DOI

Carter, S., & Dunbar-Odom, D. (2009). The converging literacies center: An integrated model for writing programs. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 14(1). Retrieved from

An article in a journal with DOI

Gaudio, J. L., & Snowdon, C. T. (2008). Spatial cues more salient than color cues in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) reversal learning. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 441-444. doi: 10.1037/0735-7036.122.4.441

Websites - professional or personal sites

The World Famous Hot Dog Site. (1999, July 7). Retrieved January 5, 2008, from

Websites - online government publications

U.S. Department of Justice. (2006, September 10). Trends in violent victimization by age, 1973-2005. Retrieved from

Emails (cited in-text only)

According to preservationist J. Mohlhenrich (personal communication, January 5, 2008).

Mailing Lists (listserv)

Stein, C. Chessie rescue - Annapolis, MD. Message posted to Chessie-L electronic mailing list, archived at

Radio and TV episodes - from library databases

DeFord, F. (Writer). (2007, August 8). Beyond Vick: Animal cruelty for sport. In NPR (Producer), Morning Edition. Retrieved from Academic OneFile database.

Radio and TV episodes - from website

Sepic, M. (Writer). (2008, January 14). Federal prosecutors eye MySpace bullying case. In NPR (Producer), All Things Considered. Retrieved from

Film/Film Clips from website

Kaufman, J.-C. (Producer), Lacy, L. (Director), & Hawkey, P. (Writer). (1979). Mean Joe Greene -->. Retrieved from

Photograph (from book, magazine or webpage)

Close, C. (2002). Ronald. [photograph]. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Retrieved from

Artwork - from library database

Clark, L. (c.a. 1960's). Man with Baby. [photograph]. George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Retrieved from ARTstor

Artwork - from website

Close, C. (2002). Ronald. [photograph]. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Retrieved from


Published 20. May 2015 - 18:20 - Updated 1. December 2016 - 11:46