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Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
United States of America
Portugal

Urban population decline has been extensively described as a triggering factor for community segregation and fragmentation, as well as for land use vacancy and house/flat vacancies, resulting in rising interest in strategies of green infrastructure expansion aimed at citizens’ wellbeing and urban ecosystems.

Journal Articles & Books
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
South Africa

Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Central African Republic
United States of America
China
Russia

Rapid urbanisation in China has led to massive outmigration in rural regions, which has changed the regional labour force structure and can have various profound impacts as a result.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT Urban land in Zimbabwe is a lucrative economic and thus political asset. Increased demand for urban land across the country has been driven by multiple factors including high rates of urbanization, increased rural-urban migration, urban population growth and serious challenges in housing provision post-independence.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
United States of America

Green infrastructure (GI), as a concept and as a tool for environmental land-use planning at various scales, has burst onto the academic, political, and policy-making scenes in the last two decades.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Poland

This paper investigates the phenomenon of spatial chaos in Poland resulting from urban sprawl. The phenomenon is particularly visible in the case of suburban small cities which, in contrast to cities in the EU-15 countries with similar populations, are expanding excessively, causing a growth of urbanized areas exceeding several times the growth of their population.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Southern Africa
South Africa

The purpose of this research is to better conserve biodiversity by improving land allocation modeling software. Here we introduce a planning support framework designed to be understood by and useful to land managers, stakeholders, and other decision-makers. With understanding comes trust and engagement, which often yield better implementation of model results.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
United States of America
China
Russia

Chinese metropolitan areas have been experiencing urbanization over the past decades, impacting biodiversity, carbon emissions, urban heat islands, and food security. Yet, systematic research on spatio-temporal urbanization patterns and drivers along the urban–rural gradient is rarely reported for northwest China.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Japan

Development has fragmented urban nature, and target sites for conservation strategies need to be those that have long maintained their original land cover in a clustered area. Additionally, continuously grasping changes from rural to urban as well as changes over decades after urbanization is essential.

Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Ethiopia

This study used in-situ GPS data to validate the accuracy of horizontal coordinates and orientation of linear features of orthophoto and line map for Bahir Dar city. GPS data is processed using GAMIT/GLOBK and Lieca GeoOfice (LGO) in a least square sense with a tie to local and regional GPS reference stations to predict horizontal coordinates at five checkpoints.

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