Project facts

Duration: 2020-01-01 - 2021-12-31
Project coordinator: Cultural Landscape Research Group (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain).
Project consortium: GESYP (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), ADAPTA (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), ARHCIPAI (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain), DETER (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) and LabPAP (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain).
Funding bodies: Spanish National R&D&I Plan
Subject areas: Changing environments, Conservation, Cultural Landscapes, Ecology, Heritage values - Identity, Intangible Heritage, Methods - Procedures, Natural Heritage, Rural Heritage, Sustainability, Sustainable development, Tangible Heritage, Urban Heritage, Wellbeing


Cultural Landscapes are recognized as a particular type of cultural heritage. They constitute the spatial display of morphological, functional, perceptive and symbolic attributes derived from past and present relationships between society and nature.

The research groups that integrate this network represent a wide array of specialized approaches to the study of Cultural Landscapes: architecture, urbanism, spatial planning, landscape architecture, art, history, geography, ecology, geomatic, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, forestry and geography.

The main goals are (i) to strengthen a common ground of knowledge shared by teams working on research and preservation of Spanish Cultural Landscapes and (ii) to develop scientific activities that identify the current research challenges being brought forward by this type of heritage assets.

Impacts & Results

The expected result is to

  1. reinforce the national research structures on the matter,
  2. promote the internationalization of the knowledge obtained,
  3. consolidate a model for interdisciplinary integration.