Small islands are characterised by geographic isolation, strong place attachment, and vulnerabilities to social, economic, and ecological changes. They are often subject to development activities that raise concerns about impacts on multiple land- and seascape values. This project elicits land- and seascape values, development preferences, and land-use conflicts in the Faroe Islands. We do so by linking participatory mapping with narrative analysis techniques to elicit landscape values and development preferences and to identify the potential for land-use conflicts. The project is focused on tourism development, fish farming and processing, renewable energy development, and sheep farming. The project is a collaboration between researchers from six Nordic and Central European universities.
Plieninger, T., av Rana, H. Á., Fagerholm, N., Ellingsgaard, G. F., Magnussen, E., Raymond, C. M., Olafsson, A. S. & Verbrugge, L. N. H. (2018). Identifying and assessing the potential for conflict between landscape values and development preferences on the Faroe Islands. Global Environmental Change 52, 162-180. doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.07.006
Lechner, A. M., Verbrugge, L. N. H., Chelliah, A., Li, M., Ang, E. & Raymond, C. M. (2020). Rethinking tourism conflict potential within and between groups using participatory mapping. Landscape and Urban Planning 203, 103902. doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103902