Ri-Vista 2019-12-16T11:36:42+00:00 Emanuela Morelli Open Journal Systems <p><em>Ri-Vista</em>&nbsp;is an open access semiannual journal in electronic format. It&nbsp;operates through&nbsp;<strong>international call for papers</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong><a href="/index.php/ri-vista/about/editorialPolicies#peerReviewProcess">double blind peer review</a></strong>.</p> <p>Founded in 2003, since&nbsp;2014&nbsp;<strong><em>Ri-Vista</em>&nbsp;</strong>is part of the scientific journals of the&nbsp;<a href="">Department of Architecture</a>&nbsp;of the University of Florence and in 2015 a second series was launched.&nbsp;The journal<strong>&nbsp;</strong>deals with&nbsp;<strong>Landscape Architecture</strong>&nbsp;in a traditional disciplinary openness to the contributions of sciences otherwise competent, consolidated over the years in accordance with the nature of the discipline to which it is dedicated.&nbsp;</p> <p>The rich articulation of scientific viewpoints, as identified by studies that different disciplines dedicate to the landscape as a category and to landscapes as realities, is therefore the area from which&nbsp;<strong><em>Ri-Vista</em></strong>&nbsp;searches for references concerning design in the broadest sense of this term that Landscape Architecture can express.</p> Design for biodiverse urban landscapes: connecting place-making to place-keeping 2019-12-16T11:36:30+00:00 Emma Salizzoni Rocío Pérez-Campaña <p>Conservation and enhancement of biodiversity inside cities are increasingly acknowledged as important as well as urgent issues. To date, several landscape planning and design paradigms have been set up for the creation of biodiverse urban landscapes. However, only few of such paradigms adequately stress the necessity to focus both on the ‘place-making’ dimension, namely the planning and design phase, and on the ‘place-keeping’ dimension, namely the management phase. The latter is often conceived as the final and separate phase of the creative process. On the contrary, to pursue an effective urban biodiversity conservation and enhancement, ‘place-keeping’ should act as a framework both for planning and design actions and for all those actions related to long-term open space management, such as maintenance, evaluation, and governance. The integration of these ‘material’ and ‘immaterial’ actions is crucial for the effectiveness of every landscape projects, but even more for projects explicitly addressed at improving urban biodiversity through the design of new urban habitats. In this article, we present a successful case of design of a new urban wetland habitat situated along the Spanish coast, the Charca de Suárez. Both landscape design choices and management actions are presented. We argue that an important driver of the Charca success is the actual embedding of ‘place-making’ dimension into the ‘place-keeping’ dimension – which has been conceived as long-term management of the site – and the consequent effective integration between scales, tools, actors and disciplines.</p> 2019-12-16T11:29:52+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Emma Salizzoni, Rocío Pérez-Campaña Protecting landscape as a network of relations: challenges and perspectives in the case of Imerhev (Meydancik) Valley, Turkey 2019-12-16T11:36:36+00:00 Emine Çiğdem Asrav <p>Identifying and protecting a network of relations is challenging since it deals with natural and social processes, but it is essential for a comprehensive understanding of landscapes. Rural areas are the best representatives of networks of relations in landscapes due to direct interactions with nature through economic activities and traditional socio-cultural practices. However, today, rural landscapes encounter forces leading to major changes. In order to overcome these forces, a landscape approach is required to provide integrated, unitary and comprehensive approaches in identification, protection, management and planning of landscapes. Imerhev Valley is selected as a case study. It has multiple values characterized by traditional practices, but is encountering forces of change both in its natural and cultural landscape. In this regard, this paper first describes the landscape as a network of relations and applies the approach to the selected case study. As the second step, the paper focuses on the dynamics and drivers of change. Finally, the paper identifies key issues of challenges that have to be addressed in protecting landscape values.</p> 2019-12-16T11:30:08+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Emine Çiğdem Asrav