The seminar ‘The road in the landscape’ was held on 9–10 May in Barcelona, and was organized by the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia and the Government of Catalonia’s Secretariat for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. The conference focused on exploring the relationship between landscape and roads, viewed from different perspectives, such as landscape integration, heritage values, educational and tourism potential, or interest in photography and film.
MINUARTIA participated in the conference, in which Carme Rosell presented the paper ‘Opportunities to promote the conservation of biodiversity in the design and management of roads’. The intervention highlighted the importance of habitats related to infrastructures (road margins, ponds, and other drainage elements, among others). There were also examples of good practices in the design and conservation of roads that benefit nature and the people who use them and live in the surrounding territories.