MOUNTAIN RURAL LANDSCAPES. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS ON THE VILLAGE PLANS (“NETWORK OF SCHIST VILLAGES”)
Recent years have borne witness to the growing reassessment of the importance of the rural world (where it is possible to rediscover new centralities, based on quality), and of the values of country life (and these, too, are changing) in terms of the equilibrium and cohesion of the world system. In (Western) Europe, each territory is drawing back the veil to reveal its specific potential, and trying to base new philosophies for the territorial development of rural regions on concepts such as multifunctionality, sustainability and subsidiarity (CARVALHO, 2002).
The context of the new rural development opportunities is enhanced through a case study focused on asset valuation and landscape intervention of a set of mountain places the Centre of Portugal, in order to provide an articulated network of tourist sites.