Alexis Sancho Reinoso

Alexis Sancho Reinoso
University of Vienna | UniWien · Department of Anthropology

PhD on Geography, Spatial Planning and Environmental Management

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Introduction
Geographer and spatial planner. Currently working at the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, project CoRe-Configurations of Remotenes (https://core.univie.ac.at/) and teaching for the Master studies on Spatial Planning and Environmental Management at UNIBA/University of Barcelona (https://www.unibarcelona.com/int/maestrias-universitarias/planificacion-territorial-y-gestion-ambiental).
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW)
Position
  • Freelance researcher
May 2013 - present
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Position
  • Scientific staff member
May 2011 - December 2011
University of Barcelona
Position
  • Freelance researcher
Description
  • Research on peri-urban agriculture landscapes at the Barcelona metropolitan region

Publications

Publications (54)
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In this paper, we explore the methodical, methodological, epistemological and outreach potential – and related challenges – of cartographic storytelling in ethnographic research, based on the online portal Life of BAM. Our extensive literature review highlights the need for deep self-reflection in the cartographic production of manifold realities a...
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The construction of railroad infrastructure in East Siberia and the Russian Far East was a key aspect of Soviet industrialization during the 1970s and 1980s. Although built primarily for freight transportation, the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) and the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline (AYaM) have also been used for passenger transport and have thus contributed t...
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In this chapter we would like to offer a brief description and a critical reflection of our research approach. The international and multidisciplinary nature of our project, together with the politically sensitive character of the research topic and the geographical setting of the research in a complex border situation, generated numerous challenge...
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In this chapter we present the principal findings from our research in southern Carinthia and the Těšín/Cieszyn region. Since we already provided the general methodological context in Chap. 3, we will now focus on the results. The three-year investigation yielded a wealth of data, and it unfortunately goes well beyond the scope of this chapter to r...
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Carinthia [Kärnten] is the southernmost federal state of Austria. By area it is the fifth largest (9538 sq.km) and by population the sixth (560,931 as of 1 January 2019). However, it is the component of modern Austria with the longest tradition as a political entity. It borders on Italy and Slovenia in the South and has boundaries with three other...
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The current cultural landscape and structure of Austria are the result of several cultural layers accumulated throughout history. These layers can very well be traced and documented by toponymy confirming the value of place names as keys to cultural and settlement history.
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This book explores the role of place names in the formation and maintenance of individual and group identities in multilingual and multi-ethnic situations. Using examples from Austria and Czechia as case studies, the authors examine the power of place names through an interdisciplinary and multi-methods approach that draws from the fields of anthro...
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The story book describes how the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), the Soviet megaproject, change the life of remote regions in Eastern Siberia. They also explore the role that the railroad infrastructure has been playing for the local communities in the Post-Soviet period. The local population consists of such distinct groups as indi...
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The popular science essays included in the brochure describe how the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), the Soviet megaproject, change the life of remote regions in Eastern Siberia. They also explore the role that the railroad infrastructure has been playing for the local communities in the Post-Soviet period. The local population cons...
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En el marco de un proyecto transnacional, la red de montañas emblemáticas mediterráneas (EMM, por sus siglas en inglés) está desarrollando el diseño y estructuración de nueve ecoviajes como producto turístico basado en rutas por territorios situados alrededor de áreas de montaña cercanas a la costa mediterránea. Los ecoviajes nacen con la intención...
Experiment Findings
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The transfer guide for the implementation of ecoitineraries is addressed to any Destination Management Organisation (DMO) or similar local public or private entities willing to implement the scheme of the EMbleMatiC project and its product, the Ecojourneys, to their territory. Consequently, this guide provides its reader with that information neces...
Experiment Findings
The transfer guide for the implementation of ecoitineraries is addressed to any Destination Management Organisation (DMO) or similar local public or private entities willing to implement the scheme of the EMbleMatiC project and its product, the Ecojourneys, to their territory. Consequently, this guide provides its reader with that information neces...
Method
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The Transfer Guide is addressed to any Destination Management Organisation (DMO) or similar local public or private entities willing to implement the scheme of the EMbleMatiC project and its product, the Ecojourneys, to their territory. Consequently, this guide provides its reader with that information necessary to understand the project, its origi...
Technical Report
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This report contains the main findings of the project (in German)
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El capítol aporta una contribució al debat principal des d'un cas d'estudi en un altre àmbit europeu, en concret als Alps austríacs. El capítol mostra els aspectes positius i negatius de la cooperació transfronterera "interna" (entre estats federats), tot aportant un exemple concret als estats federats d'Estíria i de Caríntia.
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Como lector, resulta difícil no sentirse interpelado por cómo presenta el periodista y escritor Sergio del Molino lo que él llama «España vacía»: un territorio tan despoblado y tan olvidado que ha quedado incluso desprovisto de sus atributos físicos, de modo que se puede entender como «un estado mental» que sobrevive en la memoria individual y, en...
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Si, tras una vida dedicada a la mediación de conflictos urbanísticos, un buen día decides meterte de lleno en política institucional y te conviertes en concejala de tu propio distrito, lo último que te imaginas es que acabes escribiendo un libro como Revoltes. Sin embargo, si tras denunciar un caso de corrupción con demasiados " peces gordos " detr...
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The JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge summarizes a set of policy recommendations at both internal (i.e. JPI Climate network governance) and external (i.e. JPI Climate network activities) level. They are mainly focused on accessibility issues (i.e. Open Access to research publications and data), keeping in mind the wider context of the so-cal...
Technical Report
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This is an incomplete working paper with interesting thoughts about fostering openness in doing research.
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Executive summary This document provides a set of guidelines dealing with the JPI Climate's Open Knowledge policy at both internal (i.e. network governance) and external (i.e. network activities) level. They are mainly focused on accessibility issues (i.e. Open Access to research publications and data), keeping in mind the wider context of the so-c...
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The region of Ribagorça, lying on the southern slopes of the Pyrenees and straddling the historical domains of Catalonia and Aragon, has long been recognised as an area of great linguistic and toponymic interest. The physically abrupt nature of its terrain, isolating it from its neighbouring territories until the building of the first roads (as lat...
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In this paper we explore the relationship between “place names” and “landscape” (considered a form of areal differentiation) from both theoretical and practical points of view. Based on specific toponymic examples drawn from Catalonia, most interpreted in accordance with field observations and etymological analyses (in particular, those of the most...
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This article examines the territorial changes that have occurred in the Pyrenean region of Ribagorca (Spain) over the last 150 years by analysing the evolution in its land cover and land uses. The study focuses on one specific area of this region that is highly illustrative of Mediterranean mountain environments. To do so, it adopts a qualitative a...
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En aquestes línies ens proposem parlar d'un mapa a través d'un territori; o, a l'inrevés: parlar d'un territori a través d'un mapa. La reversibilitat d'aquest enunciat posa de manifest que el nostre enfocament se situa en una perspectiva àmplia, pròpia de la Geografia. En primer lloc, abordarem l'anàlisi del mapa en tant que document cartogràfic: e...
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Agrarian landscapes in conflict. The example of flower-growing in the Maresme district, Barcelona: The Maresme district in Catalonia belongs to the rural-urban fringe of Barcelona. In the so-called Baix Maresme (the southern sector of the district), the main agricultural activities have been disappearing during the last decades due to the urban spr...
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A comparative analysis of a mountain area in the Spanisch Pyrenees and in the Austrian Alps is presented, focused on the impact of spatial planning tools in both areas. The political-administrative and further legal aspects were taken into account. An inventory of public infrastructure and other facilities available in each of the selected municipa...
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The Maresme district in Catalonia belongs to the rural-urban fringe of Barcelona. In the so-called Baix Maresme (the southern sector of the district), the main agricultural activities have been disappearing during the last decades due to the urban sprawl. The only exception is the intensive flower-growing activity, which has a tradition dating back...
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Un component fonamental per aproximar-nos a una idea totalitzadora de paisatge (que abordi les formes físiques del territori i també la manera com són percebudes per les poblacions) són les manifestacions artístiques que una societat és capaç de generar sobre un territori. En aquest article ens fixem en un conjunt d’aportacions que han descrit el p...
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Viele Berggebiete Europas sind von negativen territorialen Prozessen, nämlich einer ständigen demographischen Entleerung, einem starken sozioökonomischer Rückgang und irreversiblen Veränderungen der Kulturlandschaft geprägt. Im Artikel wird das anhand des in der peripheren Region Ribagorça der spanischen Pyrenäen liegenden Gebiets „La Terreta“ anal...
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This paper presents a comparative analysis of a mountain area in the Spanish Pyrenees and in the Austrian Alps. The aim is to analyse the impact of spatial planning tools in both study areas by focusing on the political-administrative context as well as certain legal aspects. An inventory of public infrastructure and other facilities available in e...
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Cross-border dynamics and protected areas in marginal mountain areas. La Terreta (Ribagorça) as a case study. This paper raises the issue of cross-border dynamics in a certain area located in the southern Pyrenees, namely La Terreta, which belongs to the historical cross-border region of Ribagorça, between Catalonia and Aragon. Special attention is...
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This research project aims to examine the problems faced by rural mountain areas that are often classed as marginal. It takes as its main case study an area occupying the southern slopes of the Pyrenees (i.e. a sector associated more closely with a Mediterranean than an Alpine environment). La Terreta lies in the mid-section of the Noguera Ribagorç...
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La Terreta se situe dans la région de la Ribagorza, dans les pré-Pyrénées espagnoles. Comme bien d’autres territoires ruraux de la Péninsule Ibérique, cette région a connu un intense processus de dépeuplement durant la seconde moitié du XX e siècle. Cet abandon du territoire, en grande partie dû à la crise économique et sociale, a provoqué des tran...
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The main aim of this article (the paper is included in the context of a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology – code: SEJ-2006-15331-C02-02) is to further our understanding of two mountain rural areas occupying two distinct geographical environments: the Spanish Pyrenees and the Austrian Alps. I am particularl...
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Tanto el sector medio del valle del río Noguera Ribagorçana (la Terreta, entre Cataluña y Aragón), como una pequeña área situada en el piedemonte del macizo de los Annapurnas (el valle de Ghandruk, distrito de Kaski, en Nepal) son dos espacios montañosos que tradicionalmente han compartido unos paisajes con evidentes paralelismos, fruto de la plasm...

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Viable territorial systems depend on rethinking the way our society is organised. Spatial planning may (should) contribute to fundamental societal transformations if integrates the principle of sufficiency (i.e. "how much is enough?") in its theories and practices. Otherwise it will be extremely difficult to find a way forward in the era of forced shrinking (e.g. in large extensions of rural areas across Europe).
Does anyone know approaches in this direction? I'd be glad to share thoughts and to discuss possible collaboration in this field.

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The EMbleMatiC project's overall objective was to create and test a NEW and radically different tourism offer based on the features of the involved mountains and offering an alternative to the traditional holiday by the sea.