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Land-Use Modelling in Planning Practice

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Book Series: GeoJournal Library ISBN: 9789400718210 Year: Volume: 101 Pages: XVI, 214 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1822-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Geography
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This book provides an overview of recent developments and applications of the Land Use Scanner model. Internationally recognized as among the best of its kind, this versatile model can be applied at a national level for trend extrapolation, scenario studies and optimization, yet can also be employed in a smaller-scale regional context. Alongside these practical examples from the Netherlands, readers will find discussion of more theoretical aspects of land-use models as well as an assessment of various studies that aim to develop the Land-Use Scanner model further. Spanning the divide between the abstractions of land-use modelling and the imperatives of policy making, this is a cutting-edge account of the way in which the Land-Use Scanner approach is able to interrogate a spectrum of issues that range from climate change to transportation efficiency. Aimed at planners, researchers and policy makers who need to stay abreast of the latest advances in land-use modelling techniques in the context of planning practice, the book guides the reader through the applications supported by current instrumentation. It affords the opportunity for a wide readership to benefit from the extensive and acknowledged expertise of Dutch planners, who have originated a host of much-used models.

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land-use models --- geography

State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo

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Book Series: Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph ISBN: 9781920942526 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459750 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Forestry
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Forests; Forestry; Policy; Community; Management; Land use; Borneo

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community --- policy --- forests --- management --- land use --- forestry --- borneo

Energy Planning in Selected European Regions - Methods for Evaluating the Potential of Renewable Energy Sources

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Book Series: Regionalwissenschaftliche Forschungen = Regional Science Research ISSN: 18631835 ISBN: 9783866449510 Year: Volume: 34 Pages: XV, 272 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000031312 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Physics (General)
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Given their potentially positive impact on climate protection and the preservation of fossil resources, alternative energy sources have become increasingly important for the energy supply over the past years. However, the questions arises what economic and ecological impacts and potential conflicts over land use resources are associated with the promotion of renewable energy production. Using the examples of three selected European Regions in Poland, France and German, the dissertation discusses these questions and examines the potential and consequences of an intensified usage of renewable energy sources.

Land Use in Australia

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ISBN: 9781921934414 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.22459/LUA.02.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Medicine (General)
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"Land Use in Australia: Past, Present and Future, is a compilation of invited chapters from Australia’s leading specialists in land use policy and planning and land management. Chapters present many widely recognised issues involved in Australia’s land use policy and planning, including limited understanding and poor awareness of:&#xD;the rich history of poor decisions on land use planning and management across different levels of government&#xD;the discontinuities between providers of national biophysical information&#xD;the tools, data and information to improve national land use decision-making outcomes&#xD;the poor synthesis and integration between science to policy to natural resource management and resource condition&#xD;the benefits of land use practitioners engaging in connection, cooperation, mutual inquiry and collective social learnings.&#xD;The aims of the book are threefold: 1) provide a review of the current status of land use policy and planning in Australia; 2) provide a resource to inform and influence the development of land use policy and planning; and 3) provide a sound contribution to Australia’s public–private land use debates in the future.&#xD;The audience for the book includes government and non-government land management agencies from state and national bodies, universities and researchers."

Sustainable Territorial Management

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ISBN: 9783038972129 9783038972136 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-213-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Human development has made remarkable social and economic progress possible for most of us but has also entailed a range of serious impacts on natural resources, local communities and the economy at multiple scales. Thus, achieving sustainable territorial management that combines healthy and prosperous societies with the long-term maintenance of biodiversity and productive ecosystem services remains the biggest challenge of our modern world. This Special Issue seeks to collect a coherent set of studies on techniques and experiences (case studies) aimed at increasing the environmental, social, economic &/or institutional sustainability of landscapes and seascapes from a range of geographic and socioeconomic contexts. Ten case studies representing urban areas, rural areas (chiefly protected areas) and coastal areas from four countries in Europe and Asia by internationally renowned authors are shown.

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa

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Book Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series ISBN: 9780367246440 9780429283666 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices,&#xD;and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses&#xD;can alleviate food insecurity and poverty.&#xD;Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of&#xD;feeding a growing population on declining land areas under the impacts of climate&#xD;change. The overall question is what kind of farming systems can provide resilient&#xD;livelihoods? This volume presents a selection of existing farming systems that&#xD;demonstrate how more efficient use of land and natural resources, labour and other&#xD;inputs can have positive effects on household food security and livelihoods. It&#xD;examines how aquaculture, integrated water management, peri-urban&#xD;farming&#xD;systems, climate-smart&#xD;agriculture practices and parkland agroforestry contribute&#xD;multiple benefits. Drawing on case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and&#xD;Burkina Faso, contributed by young African scientists, this book provides a unique&#xD;perspective on multifunctional land use in Africa and illustrates how non-conventional&#xD;uses can be profitable while promoting social and environmental&#xD;sustainability. Tapping into the global discussion on land scarcity and linking food&#xD;security to existing land use change processes, this volume will stimulate readers&#xD;looking for diversified land uses that are compatible with both household and&#xD;national food security ambitions.&#xD;This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of African development,&#xD;agriculture, food security, land use and environmental management, as well&#xD;as sustainable development more generally, in addition to policymakers and practitioners&#xD;working in these areas.

Urban Land and Sustainable Development

ISBN: 9783038422617 9783038422600 Year: Pages: XVI, 368 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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According to the 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by UN DESA, urbanization could add another 2.5 billion people to urban population by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. This unprecedented increase in urban population not only poses challenges to providing jobs, housing, and infrastructure, but also exerts an increased pressure on urban land and sustainability. As land is a vital yet limited resource, sustainable management of urban land to cater the needs of this growing urban population is seen as one of the key challenges for achieving an economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally safe society. A key tenet for sustainable economic development and smart growth is promoting equitable sustainable urban land development and mitigating land use conflicts.While a large body of literature has dealt with both land use and sustainable development, the study of the interactive effects of these two remains limited. We need more sophisticated empirical studies examining processes, mechanisms, institutions, equity, and sustainability of urban land use. This book is based on a Special Issue published in Sustainability, and examines patterns, structure, and dynamics of urban land development and sustainability from multiple perspectives, in various contexts and at multiple dimensions (economic, social, political, developmental, and environmental, etc.). The research articles examine urban land development and sustainability arising from globalization, urbanization and institutional change.We have drawn papers from both developed and developing countries, with a focus on China due to the rapid rate of urbanization and change there. This book includes 14 articles, with various research emphases, methodologies and study areas, reflecting the inter-disciplinarily that characterizes urban and land use studies. The book has examined patterns and processes of urban land expansion and sprawl, and also studies new dimensions of urban space, including social media. These papers can provide us insights into the underlying structure and mechanisms of urban land expansion, and open new frontiers on the effects of urban land development on both the natural and human environments. We hope that this book will contribute to the understanding of urban land use patterns and processes, and their implications for sustainable development.

Customary Land Tenure and Registration in Australia

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Book Series: Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph ISBN: 9781921313271 Year: Pages: 306 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458933 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology
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The main theme of this volume is a discussion of the ways in which legal mechanisms, such as the Land Groups Incorporation Act (1974) in PNG, and the Native Title Act (1993) in Australia, do not, as they purport, serve merely to identify and register already-existing customary indigenous landowning groups in these countries. Because the legislation is an integral part of the way in which indigenous people are defined and managed in relation to the State, it serves to elicit particular responses in landowner organisation and self-identification on the part of indigenous people. These pieces of legislation actively contour the progressive evolution of landowner social, territorial and political organisation at all levels in these nation states. The contributors to this volume provide in-depth anthropological case studies of social structural and cultural transformations engendered by the confrontation between states, developers and indigenous communities over rights to customarily owned land.

Urban Land Systems: An Ecosystems Perspective

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ISBN: 9783038429173 9783038429180 Year: Pages: VIII, 192 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Global urbanization creates challenges towards sustainability and human well-being. Urban areas are dependent on the ecosystems beyond the city limits but also benefit from the internal urban green places. An understanding of the importance of urban ecosystem services means that urban greenery can be designedly maintained or even expanded. As cities are expected to grow at a rapid rate in the coming decades, it is important that the ecosystem perspective is understood and valued by city planners and political decision-makers. This special issue highlights some aspects related to urban sprawl dynamics and urban ecosystem management. Observations and studies presented in ten papers show that urbanization affects essential ecological, economic, and social landscape functions, whose importance is often undervalued in cities worldwide.

Hydro-Ecological Modeling

ISBN: 9783038422396 9783038422129 Year: Pages: XIV, 322 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Water is not only an interesting object to be studied on its own, it also is an important component driving almost all ecological processes occurring in our landscapes. Plant growth depends on soil water content, as well is nutrient turnover by microbes. Water shapes the environment by erosion and sedimentation. Species occur or are lost depending on hydrological conditions, and many infectious diseases are water-borne.Modeling the complex interactions of water and ecosystem processes requires the prediction of hydrological fluxes and stages on the one side and the coupling of the ecosystem process model on the other. While much effort has been given to the development of the hydrological model theory in recent decades, we have just begun to explore the difficulties that occur when coupled model applications are being set up.

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