ID15: Current Dynamics and trends in Housing in Mountain Area


  • Full Title

    Perspectives for Habitat in Mountain Area face Global Change?

  • Scheduled

    Wednesday, 2022-09-14

  • Co-Conveners

    Ilinca-Valentina Stoica and Jean François Tourrand

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

    1. Mountain Ecosystems under Global Change

  • Keywords

    Mountain, Settlement, Habitat, Housing, Trends, Heritage, Climate Change,


The first studies carried out by the HIGHLANDS.3 Project show significant changes in settlement, habitat and housing in mountain. These changes, which have occurred over the last few decades, appear to be largely related to global change, both in these socio-cultural and technical-economic components. The habitat, formerly grouped in villages and hamlets for reasons of mutual aid, security and protection, especially against cold weather, has tended to disperse for a better comfort of the households, as well as their greater economic and cultural independence towards the family and the neighbors. The use of new materials/equipment significantly contribute to promote these changes. At the same time, part of the mountain population tends to preserve its heritage. Moreover, climate change should have a significant impact on the future of settlement and housing in mountain. For this session we would like to present case studies showing changes in settlement/housing in various mountain regions of the world, as well as reflections on past, present and even future trends in mountain habitat.

Registered Abstracts

ID16: Deciduous hardwood forests of temperate areas: ecosystem services
ID13: Common Land And Resources in Global Mountains: Challenges in Coexistence