Wednesday 21st of April, a group of six international and interdisciplinary students of Wageningen University presented the findings of their “Academic Consultancy Training” assignment at the Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI).
After having selected and visited eight sites throughout the country, the group concluded that there are two major schools of thought: one having a sharp focus on ecological integrity, and the other having a focus on landscape planning, and inhabitants’ wellbeing. This is striking, since at the global scale, FLR is generally aimed at finding the balance between both aspects at landscape level. Subsequently, the study analyses the specific Dutch cultural and policy context in which FLR is being implemented. This, with the aim to put Dutch FLR practice into a global perspective, hence becoming subject to the process of global exchange on the FLR learning network.