Week 3 Question- Carolyn

I have heard of cities and towns referred to as cultural landscapes in that they are our physical surroundings, shaped by the habits and processes of human beings. However, the readings emphasized the joint connection of nature and human activity in forming unique landscapes. Issue 26 of the World Heritage Papers mentions that Russia’s Solovetsky Islands were at first denied inclusion in the World Heritage List because they did not have “natural values sufficient to warrant inscription.” Is the term ‘cultural landscape’ applied too broadly?


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