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Jan Sonnenberg

Bio: Jan Sonnenberg is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Land consolidation. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 29 citations.

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01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: In this article, the authors give an overview of the main technical and policy issues that have to be taken into account when land consolidation is implemented in the most practicable way, focusing on land consolidation for agricultural purposes, that is land consolidation as an instrument to abolish fragmentation of agricultural holdings.
Abstract: This paper aims to give an overview of the main technical and policy issues that have to be taken into account when land consolidation is implemented in the most practicable way. The paper focuses on land consolidation for agricultural purposes, that is land consolidation as an instrument to abolish fragmentation of agricultural holdings. Land consolidation for specific non-agricultural purposes such as nature and landscape is not an issue in this paper. Land consolidation on a voluntary basis implies too much uncertainty with respect to its final results. Land consolidation can only be carried out in an efficient way when it is based on special legislation. Therefore the description of the land consolidation process in this paper emanates from a process provided by law. In countries where land consolidation already has a long history, procedures have become rather complicated, because over the years the instrument of land consolidation has been developed in such a way that the fulfilment of a variety of different goals with respect to the development of the rural area can be achieved. The advanced multi-purpose character of the instrument may imply that the instrument is becoming too inert. Therefore there is a need to go back to the fundamentals of land consolidation. The result may also be of interest for countries where land consolidation still has to start. In Chapter 2 some definitions and main characteristics of land consolidation will be mentioned. Chapter 3 will give an overview of a practicable organization and practicable distribution of responsibilities. Chapter 4 describes a practicable land consolidation process. The paper is a summary of a publication about land consolidation, prepared for the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN.

30 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, an integrated planning and decision support system is proposed that integrates artificial intelligence technologies and multi-criteria decision methods with a geographical information system for use in routine land consolidation planning as well as for undertaking ex ante evaluations of land consolidation projects.

142 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the similarities and differences in the land consolidation procedure in various European countries and compare the objectives and contents of land consolidation in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden in more detail.
Abstract: Rural development by land consolidation is used in several countries in the Continent of Europe. At the moment, land consolidation projects are executed mainly in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland as well as Finland, Norway and Sweden. The demand for land consolidation arises from a similar source in all countries: the need for readjusting unfavourable land division and promoting the appropriate use of the real property without changing the status of ownership. There are differences in the objectives and procedures of land consolidation depending on the country in question, as the development of the procedure has been influenced by the historical trends, culture, tradition and legislation in each of the countries. The common initiative for land consolidation in different countries has, however, offered the possibility of adopting well-proven solutions, and the features of the land consolidation process have developed similar in all of Europe. Based on literature research the objective of this article is to discuss the similarities and differences in the land consolidation procedure in various European countries. The article considers the organisation, objectives, legal procedure, costs and financing, and the development prospects. Furthermore, the article compares the objectives and contents of land consolidation in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden in more detail.

125 citations

01 Jan 2000
TL;DR: The demand for land consolidation arises from a similar source in all countries: the need for readjusting unfavourable land division and promoting the appropriate use of the real property without changing the status of ownership as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Rural development by land consolidation is used in several countries in the Continent of Europe. At the moment, land consolidation projects are executed broadly in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, as well as in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The demand for land consolidation arises from a similar source in all countries: the need for readjusting unfavourable land division and promoting the appropriate use of the real property without changing the status of ownership.

83 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the feasibility of land consolidation within the customary tenure by juxtaposing the local conditions of the study areas with the baseline conditions for land consolidation outlined in literature is investigated.

73 citations