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SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

Land Use and Spatial Planning

Enabling Sustainable Management of Land Resources

Authors: Metternicht, Graciela

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  • Outlines spatial and land use planning (LUP) approaches that promote sustainable land use and management
  • Identifies and defines principles of LUP for sustainable land use and management: multi-functionality of land, multi-stakeholder participation, and cross-sectoral involvement
  • Assesses approaches to spatial and LUP in terms of their ability to identify and promote sustainable land use options
  • Presents a broad range of case studies from different geographies, economies and scales (regional, national, local) to showcase effective LUP practices and policies in support of sustainable land use and management, analyzing and synthesizing opportunities, as well as their limitations
  • Discusses the use of LUP to pursue internationally agreed development goals: the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the land degradation neutrality (LDN) target
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This book reconciles competing and sometimes contradictory forms of land use, while also promoting sustainable land use options. It highlights land use planning, spatial planning, territorial (or regional) planning, and ecosystem-based or environmental land use planning as tools that strengthen land governance. Further, it demonstrates how to use these types of land-use planning to improve economic opportunities based on sustainable management of land resources, and to develop land use options that strike a balance between conservation and development objectives.

Competition for land is increasing as demand for multiple land uses and ecosystem services rises. Food security issues, renewable energy and emerging carbon markets are creating pressures for the conversion of agricultural land to other uses such as reforestation and biofuels. At the same time, there is a growing demand for land in connection with urbanization and recreation, mining, food production, and biodiversity conservation. Managing the increasing competition between these services, and balancing different stakeholders’ interests, requires efficient allocation of land resources.




About the authors

Graciela Metternicht is a Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW Australia. Her main research interests are in the fields of environmental management and geospatial technologies..

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71861-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use and Spatial Planning
Book Subtitle
Enabling Sustainable Management of Land Resources
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71861-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71861-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-71860-6
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 116
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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