land use Articles

  • An overview of urban-rural land use interactions in Greece

    Purpose: The present paper focuses on investigating the principal land use changes in Greece from 1971?1991 and attempts to uncover possible interactions between urban, rural and forest uses. Findings: The interactions do not remain stable in their direction (positive or negative) and importance (high of low) for the two time periods that have been investigated. Practical implications: The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An ethnic enclave transformed into a tourism enclave under globalisation in Taiwan

    Rapid globalisation and increased tourism activities in the Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan for decades have created incompatibility of land uses in most aborigine (Thao people) living areas. Coupled with rising ethnic consciousness and demand for aborigine protection, a better mechanism in resolving land use conflicts between aborigines and business is called for. This paper examines the land use conflict ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing a contaminated land use strategy

    Landmark's Historical Map and Land Use datasets are invaluable for the identification of potentially contaminated land as part of the 1995 Environment Act. The challenge:Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes local authorities responsible for the identification of historically contaminated land, which poses a threat to human health or to the environment, within their ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Modelling public land-use decisions as a cooperative game

    The process with which to involve the public in national forest management planning and decision-making is analysed. Owing in part to various statutes that mandate the early and frequent involvement of the public in national forest system land management decisions, stakeholder conflict and often litigation surround these decisions. Many approaches have been used in an attempt to resolve these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land-use planning, permaculture and the transitivity of 'development'

    Land-use planning in England and Wales has been reluctant to embrace grassroots 'low impact development' projects, which are often based at least in part on principles of permaculture. This reluctance, and the planning system's concept of sustainable development, are examined against the wider global background of development discourse and politics. Development, particularly when understood as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ruling on the "crunch issues" of land use, land-use change and forestry: impacts on project viability

    Carbon sequestration in forests is undoubtedly one of the most controversial issues of the Kyoto Protocol. Whilst there is agreement that temporary carbon storage in forests contributes to delaying climate change, there is still much controversy about the rules and procedures that should be implemented to give credits to afforestation and reforestation activities under the Clean Development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Achieving to some outranking relationships between post mining land uses through mined land suitability analysis

    Adoption of most suitable post mining land use is a problem with multi-dimensional nature. There are so many factors in this problem which seriously influence on the decision judgments. Therefore, in this study a fifty-attribute framework for mined land suitability analysis including fifty numbers of economical, social, technical and mine site ...

  • Exergy–based model for quantifying land resource in China: a case study of sintered brick

    Land use and resource depletion are two main considerations in life cycle assessment (LCA). Unfortunately, the relationship between land use and resource depletion is always ignored and only a few studies tried to connect them. The objective of this paper is to establish an exergy–based model for quantifying land resource in China, which includes both the occupation phase and the renaturalisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban transport and land-use policies in East and West: learning from experience?

    This paper considers the implications of changing land use and transport patterns in cities in Central and Eastern Europe. It reviews experience elsewhere, primarily in Western Europe, where a spiral of increasing mobility and dispersal is widely acknowledged to be environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. Policies being adopted at different scales in attempts to modify these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urbanisation and transformation of indigenous resource management: the case of Upper Rio Negro (Brazil)

    Indigenous resource management is transforming in the face of urbanisation in Amazonia. We wonder how land tenure arrangements feature a new kind of resource management in peri–urban areas. Data were obtained from ethnographic and agro–economic interviews combined with a geographic information system analysis of population and land tenure distribution nearby São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Northwest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new understanding of formal land use plans in Germany

    Traditionally, German local land use plans focus on issues such as zoning, transportation, social and green infrastructure planning. Nowadays, they are criticised to be too inflexible and ? especially in respect of content ? too limited to cope with the pace and complexity of various interacting sub-processes and actors of urban development. Accordingly, collaborative and strategic tasks of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Endogenous Land use and the Ricardian Valuation of Climate Change

    The Ricardian technique uses cross-sectional variation in the capitalized value of climate in land to infer the agricultural costs or benefits of dynamic climate change. While a practical approach for predicting the consequences of global warming with readily available data, it may yield biased results when land-use decisions depend on the climate attributes being valued and when land has ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • EEA Briefing 4/2006 - Urban sprawl in Europe

    Europe is one of the most urbanised continents on earth, with approximately 75 % of its population living in urban areas. The urban future of Europe, however, is a matter of great concern. More than a quarter of the European Union's territory has now been directly affected by urban land use. By 2020, approximately 80 % of Europeans will be living in urban areas. In seven countries the proportion ...

  • The use of Landmark`s land use constraints dataset within Scottish natural heritage

    Landmark Solutions, working with an urban and regional planning consultant, has developed a standardised Land Use Constraints dataset, which is supplied as polygons, points and lines. The information is derived from the development plans published by Local Authorities and National Park Authorities across Great Britain and, to ensure consistency and ease of use, has been divided into eleven ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Risk assessment of land-use suitability and application to Tangshan City

    Risk assessment for suitability is one of the main problems in city landuse planning for disaster prevention. Decision-making strategy using GIS-based Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) method is discussed through analysing OWA evaluation procedure. Data of geological disaster in Tangshan City are used to calculate the distances from dangerous areas or safety area to yield evaluation criteria for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Achieving Compliance with Environmental Health–Related Land Use Planning Conditions in Hong Kong: Perspectives from Traditional Motivation Theories

    Environmental health–related land use planning conditions can enhance the environment in Hong Kong. Previous research by others has shown, however, that a lack of compliance with planning conditions often occurs. And as no direct enforcement of planning conditions exists in Hong Kong, it is of interest to understand possible ways in which to increase the motivation of land developers and property ...

  • Urban Sprawl in Europe

    Europe is one of the most urbanised continents on earth, with approximately 75 % of its population living in urban areas. The urban future of Europe, however, is a matter of great concern. More than a quarter of the European Union's territory has now been directly affected by urban land use. By 2020, approximately 80 % of Europeans will be living in urban areas. In seven countries the proportion ...

  • Decision Support Tools - Planning

    SGI Matrix based decision support tool (Sweden) MDST The matrix based decision support tool (MDST) is a decision process tool. The aim of the tool is to incorporate sustainability in a simple manner in the planning process of land use management. The aim with the tool is to provide a checklist and a methodology that promotes discussions in order to facilitate the identification and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Letter to EU president barosso on biofuels and land use change

    Wetlands International together with several environmental NGOs have written to the European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, demanding action on five scientific studies that question the clean energy benefits of biofuels. The five reports strongly question the environmental benefits of the use of biofuels instead of conventional fuels due to the indirect land use ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Attribution of changes in stream flow to land use change and climate change in a mesoscale tropical catchment in Java, Indonesia

    Changes in the stream flow of the Samin catchment (277.9 km2) in Java, Indonesia, have been attributed to land use change and climate change. Hydroclimatic data covering the period 1990–2013 and land use data acquired from Landsat satellite imageries for the years 1994 and 2013 were analysed. A quantitative measure is developed to attribute stream flow changes to land use and climate changes ...


    By IWA Publishing

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