Some Urgent Issues of Georgia’s Geography
Volume 4, Issue 5-1, September 2015, Pages: 1-7
Received: May 30, 2015;
Accepted: Jun. 1, 2015;
Published: Jul. 2, 2015
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Nodar Elizbarashvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia
Giorgi Meladze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia
Maia Meladze, Institute of Hydrometeorology at the Georgian Tecnical University, Department of Climatology and Agrometeorology, Tbilisi, Georgia
David Svanadze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia
Lizi Gadrani, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Tbilisi, Georgia
Josef Lazarashvili, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Geography is facing new challenges in Georgia. On the one hand, it is related to evaluation of current condition of the country and its geo-ecological issues, and on the other hand, the requirements of practice and the prospects of socio-economic development. The requirements of practice imply several urgent issues such as new orientation of the land use and the optimal use of the region's natural-resource potential, demographic stability and development of mountainous areas. The prospects of the country’s development include the urgent issues such as global environmental problems and prediction of geo-system conditions, development of military geography and planning of environmentally strained areas. In order to present and solve these problems effectively, Georgian School of Geography should play a key role, which will become a prerequisite for its further development.
Georgia, Geography, Landscape Planning, Tourism
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