Description of the project
The EU LIFE Environment project ’Tourist Destinations as Landscape Laboratories - Tools for Sustainable Tourism’, LANDSCAPE LAB was co-ordinated by the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland.
The total budget of the LANDSCAPE LAB project amounts to about 1.8 million Euros, of which about 50% was provided by the European Union, the other 50% of the financing for the project was provided by the co-ordinator, partners and partial financiers.
The project was launched in September of 2004, and it ended October 2007. During this period of time six parallel partial tasks were carried out:
- LABLAND: Ecologically, Culturally and Visually Sustainable Urban Structure for Tourist Destinations
- LABECO: Scope and Types of Environmental Impacts
- LABSOC: Functional and Social Structures of Local Communities
- LABPLANT: Production of Plant Material for Landscape Planning, Greening and Restoration
- Administration of and Reporting on the Project
- Information Dissemination
The objective of the LANDSCAPE LAB project was to develop and demonstrate methods for the assessment of the sustainability of the regional impacts of tourism.