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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2018, Vol. 6 Issue (6) : 93-101     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20180612
EXPERIMENTS & PROCESSES |
Altitudes: Local Ecologies and Vertical Economies
Garofalo Francesco()
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Abstract

“Selva Central” is a rural area of Peru defined by high-altitude forest, whose economy is largely dependent on the coffee production. The effects of monoculture are both tangible and intangible, ranging from a weak single-commodity economy to the loss of the multifaceted cultural expertise and traditions of local communities. The area, in fact, produces coffee for global exportation, while is suffering shifting local agricultural patterns due to climate change.

This article argues while unfolding “Altitudes” strategic project, how visualizing climate change, rethinking the supplychain, and understanding the local landscape as a vertical economy can highlight opportunities of moving beyond the monoculture of coffee, creating the conditions for newly (partially) self-sufficient local communities.

Keywords Landscape      Coffee      Monoculture      Climate Change      Strategy     
Issue Date: 25 January 2019
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Garofalo Francesco. Altitudes: Local Ecologies and Vertical Economies[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(6): 93-101.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-20180612
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2018/V6/I6/93
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