Land use planning. Concept, tools and applications | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Diciembre 2012
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:654
Pages: 
268

Land is a scarce resource increasingly affected by the competition of mutually exclusive uses. Fertile land in rural areas becomes scarcer due to population growth, pollution, erosion and desertification, effects of
climate change, urbanization etc. On the remaining land, local, national and international users with different socioeconomic status and power compete to achieve food security, economic growth, energy supply, nature
conservation and other objectives. Land use planning can help to find a balance among these competing and sometimes contradictory uses. At the core of land use planning is the joint balancing of competing land
uses by all stakeholders (users and those being affected by the (changes in) land uses) and the joint determination of land uses for which the highest consensus can be achieved – ideally for the purpose of sustainability. In other words, land use planning activates the social processes of decision-making and consensus building concerning the utilization and protection of private, communal or public areas. At least in the context of development cooperation, land use planning is considered to be a participatory iterative process including continuous cycles of analysis, planning, decision-making, implementation and monitoring.

Autores y editores

Publisher(s): 
GIZ logo

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries.

Proveedor de datos

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.


 

Comparta esta página