Urban geomorphological heritage. An overview.

Emmanuel Reynard, e-mail: emmanuel.reynard@unil.ch

Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Geopolis, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Alessia Pica, e-mail: alessia.pica@uniroma1.it

Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy

Paola Coratza, e-mail: paola.coratza@unimore.it

Department of Chemical and Earth Sciences, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 103, 41125 Modena, Italy

Urbanization is a global phenomenon and currently more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. Studies on geomorphological heritage and the development of specific methods of investigation (assessment, inventories, cartography) are, however, relatively rare and limited. This paper first describes the relationships between urbanization and geomorphology. Secondly, it presents an overview of the main works on the urban geomorphological heritage. Then, the main methods of investigation are presented. Finally, we discuss the challenging issues concerning the protection and the promotion of the urban geomorphological heritage.

Słowa kluczowe
geomorphology; geomorphological heritage; urban areas; urban geomorphology; geomorphosites
Quaestiones Geographicae (2017) 36: 7-20
Data pierwszej publikacji on-line: 2017-09-04 18:46:47
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