Identity (recap)A reminder of the 5 identified key landscapes: oUrban Centres oLifestyle oAgricultural Productivity oForests oAlpine
Resilience At this point in the renewal of the North East RCS we are focussing on key resilience challenges for the North East.Resilience issues are those that are significant enough that changing them or their general condition would threaten the identity or character of the landscape. Photo: Craig Sillitoe – The Age 4/3/2012
Resilience How does resilience thinking work?Resilience is a measure of a landscape systems capacity to cope with change while retaining essentially the same structure and function.
ResilienceManaging for resilience involves promoting diversityand flexibility in landscape systems and building the capacity to adapt and change.
Resilience - Urban Centres Challenges: o Density and land use planning for ‘managed growth’ o Aligning liveability, green spaces and waterway functions
Resilience - Lifestyle Challenges: o Land use planning for dynamic ‘community’ o Corridor opportunities between patches and along waterways, manage pest plants and animals
Resilience - Agricultural Productivity Challenges: o Ageing population with new managers coming through o A need for new land/people models that deal with viability of land/soil resources, habitat fragmentation and water cycle function
Resilience - Forests Challenges: o Response to climate variability o Fire management for vegetation function and associated water yield
Resilience - Alpine Challenges: o Response to climate variability o Impacts on wetlands, emerging pest plant and animal challenges and water yield implications
Resilience Forum Question 2 Have we identified all the resilience challenges for the landscapes of the North East? What, if any, challenges have we missed?This question can be discussed in the forum section of www.yoursaynecma.com.au