Land Use Books

  • Advances in Responsible Land Administration

    Advances in Responsible Land Administration challenges conventional forms of land administration by introducing alternative approaches and provides the basis for a new land administration theory. A compilation of observations about responsible land administration in East Africa, it focuses on a new empirical foundation rather than preexisting ...

  • Nature-Friendly Land Use Practices at Multiple Scales

    Development due to urbanization is the most significant threat to U.S. wildlife conservation. According to estimates, the nation will need approximately two million new housing units a year to meet the demands of the next 100 million U.S. residents. However, there are significant opportunities to influence the pattern and extent of development in ...

  • Land Reform 2009/1. Land settlement and cooperatives - Réforme Agraire 2009/1. Colonisation et coopératives agricoles - Reforma Agraria 2009/1. Coloni

    Land Reform. Réforme agraire. Reforma agrariaThe articles in this issue deal with state and public sector land management, and consist of case studies from various geographical settings. - Les articles de ce numéro traitent de la gestion des terres domaniales et publiques, et presentent des études de cas provenant de divers contextes ...

  • Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use

    SummaryLand makes up a quarter of Earth’s surface, and its soil and plants hold three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. More than 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions arise from the land use sector. Thus, no strategy for mitigating global climate change can be complete or successful without reducing emissions from agriculture, ...

  • Legal tools for citizen empowerment: Increasing local participation and benefit in Mali’s mining sector

    Mali’s mining sector has grown greatly since the early 1990s, and is now the second largest source of export income. But while the state receives significant revenues, at the local level mining operations have been associated with loss of land rights and environmental pollution. This study identifies legal tools that can be used by local people to ...

  • Standardizing land cover mapping for tsetse and trypanosomiasis decision making (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe habitat of tsetse fly depends upon climatic conditions, host availability and land cover characteristics. In this paper, the Land Cover Classification System, developed by FAO and UNEP, is proposed as a tool for harmonizing cover mapping to support tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention, research ...

  • Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management

    Changes in the use of land reflect a variety of environmental and social factors, necessitating an equally varied suite of data to be used for effective analysis. While remote sensing, both from satellites and air photos, provides a central resource for study, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and map sources also supply a wealth of valid ...

  • Information on land: a common asset and strategic resource. The case of Benin

    This paper presents the legal framework and methods of producing information about land in Benin, and looks at the complex modalities of determining, recognising and ‘translating’ rights in rural and urban areas (the Rural Land Plan and Urban Land Registry). It provides observations on several current issues, particularly the political and ...

  • Sustainable Land Management: Strategies to Cope with the Marginalisation of Agriculture

    In large parts of the world, the reduction in the viability of agriculture and rural areas is an escalating problem. Sustainable Land Management offers a contemporary overview of the strategies employed to cope with the marginalisation of agriculture, through analyses of case studies and regional trends in marginalisation.  The authors argue that ...

  • Lasting Landscapes: Reflections on the Role of Conservation Science in Land Use Planning Report

    Land use and development decisions made at the local, county, and state levels have a significant and cumulative effect on the conservation of native species diversity. Through their planning and local regulatory powers, land use planners and local elected officials have the ability to influence the types, extent, and arrangement of land uses ...

  • The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl

    The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl,a practical guide to the implementation of the comprehensive zoning tool designed by a diverse group of land planners, designers, attorneys, developers and concerned citizens, explains how the SmartCode works and how to customize it for local ...

  • The Status and Distribution of European Mammals

    Numerous scientific studies show that biodiversity in Europe has been declining rapidly for some time and that this pattern has been matched by the great periods of expansion and intensification of land use. This first assessment of the Red List status of Europe’s and the European Union’s mammals shows us that 15% of our species are threatened ...

  • Fair deals for watershed services in Indonesia

    Indonesia, like many countries, faces growing problems with water. Concerns include floods, low dry-season flows, sedimentation, contamination from run-off, and rising demand among competing end-users.Concerned suppliers and users of water at various localities around Indonesia are now experimenting with new approaches for managing watersheds. One ...

  • TERRASTAT. Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping (double CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe computer programmes on this CD-ROM display and export different biophysical themes ranging from specific soil constraints and climatic parameters to land degradation status at national and/or global level. These outputs are linked in tabular format with the population and population ...

  • Good governance in land tenure and administration (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure StudiesThis guide is written for people who work in land administration and all those with an interest in land, land tenure and their governance. Good governance can help achieve economic development and the reduction of poverty. Land issues cut across society, and a well-governed land administration system can strengthen ...

  • Land Use Planning

    This an authoritative collection of papers that are generally regarded as landmarks in the history of land use planning in the western world. A wide variety of leading articles have been selected for this comprehensive volume, which covers topics such as: urban form and urban dynamics; urban development and methods of urban analysis; land use ...

  • The Future of Arid Lands - Revisited

    The Future of Arid Lands - Revisited, reexamines the earlier work of 1956. Written by researchers from the University of Arizona, this volume first looks at the state of science in 1956 and attendant contemporary views of arid lands development. It then considers how scientific understanding of the processes governing arid lands has since evolved, ...

  • Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS

    Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS integrates GIS, spatial analysis, and quantitative methods to address various issues in socioeconomic studies and public policy. Methods range from basic regression analysis to advanced topics such as linear programming and system of equations. Applications vary from typical themes in urban and regional ...

  • Land Tenure and Resource Access in Africa

    This CD Rom includes the following titles: Governance and Land Relations. A Review of Decentralisation of Land Administration and Management in Africa by Liz Alden Wily Land Tenure and Administration in Africa: Lessons of Experience and Emerging Issues Lorenzo Cotula, Camilla Toulmin, Ced Hesse Making Land Rights More Secure: International ...

  • Improving gender equity in access to land (En)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure NotesThis guide has been prepared to support non-governmental organizations that are working to promote more equitable access to land for women and men in rural communities. In most societies, access to land has favoured certain individuals and groups at the expense of others. Women are one of the groups that often have ...

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