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Showing papers in "Land Use Policy in 2012"


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TL;DR: In this article, a case study of Huantai county in Shandong province in China is presented, where the authors examine the "increasing vs. decreasing balance" land-use policy, which seeks to balance increases in urban construction land with a reduction in rural construction land.

660 citations


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TL;DR: The European Soil Data Center (ESDAC) as discussed by the authors is one of the data centers established by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) to collect soil data and information.

509 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a method to quantify and map the supply and demand of three essential provisioning services (energy, food, and water) along the rural-urban gradient of the eastern German region Leipzig-Halle.

392 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a focus on empirical land system studies, land system modelling, and the analysis of future visions of land system change is discussed, with an emphasis on empirical data collection and analysis of observed processes, computer simulation across scale levels and futures analysis of alternative, normative visions through stakeholder engagement.

346 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors used the data obtained from the national land surveys of 1996 and land-use change surveys from 1997 to 2008, to analyze changes in land use and the policy dimension driving forces related to the changes, especially cultivated land, forestry land, grassland, as well as developed land.

274 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors reviewed several studies that were mainly concerned with criticism and drawbacks of the DPSIR framework and developed two criteria that are crucial for policy relevant research: (a) the development of conceptual models integrating knowledge from different disciplines, specialists and policy makers, as well as those affected by their decisions; and (b) the potential to explain the results and analysis of research to the public and to demonstrate alternatives and provide decision options.

244 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors use a spatially explicit rent model which incorporates the local effects of biophysical characteristics, infrastructure, land prices, and distance to markets and slaughterhouses to calculate 30-year Net Present Values (NPVs) of extensive cattle ranching across the Brazilian Amazon.

224 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, energy, monetary and human time variables as well as information on environmental pressures have been combined to compare different typologies of households and the metabolism of different patterns of land use from an integrated perspective.

210 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors draw on insights from participatory agri-environmental policy making, spatial planning and collaborative approaches to environmental management, and propose steps for planning, design and implementation of agrienvironmental payment schemes that will encourage collaboration and co-ordinated actions at a landscape scale.

187 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors designed an interdisciplinary research program in order to test two related concepts: the "sustainability" and the "multi-functionality" of agriculture.

180 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explored the response of citizens living in the crowded urban milieu to inadequate greenspace provision and found that respondents preferred more trees, dispersed seating design and large parks.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a theoretical framework based on two models, one on the coordinating mechanisms regarding the use of land and one to explain institutional changes, which is exploited with empirical case studies where they compare the control of sprawl in the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) techniques and pressure distance functions to contribute a farm-level assessment of the eco-efficiency of a sample of 292 Andalusian olive farmers.

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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.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors estimated the loss of agricultural areas due to reafforestation in the Belluno Province (Eastern Italian Alps) and integrated socioeconomic indicators with topographical features to evaluate the drivers of this change.

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TL;DR: In this article, a novel approach for providing measures of cultural services at national scale (England) is described, which combines data from a national survey of the biophysical components of the UK countryside with data collected from regional assessments of experiential qualities of landscape in England.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined the characteristics of family forest owners who had participated in these programs and identified strategies to capitalize on these landowner characteristics to improve current programs and attract a wider range of participants.

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TL;DR: Zeng et al. as discussed by the authors applied the matter-element model to assess the suitability of land for development in Zengcheng, China, and showed that the model was effective at assess- ing land suitability for development.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors empirically demonstrate that forest transition in South Korea was mainly accomplished by the recovery of degraded, non-stocked forest; and that one-dimensional FT analysis using forest area alone has severe limitations in diagnosing meaningful changes in forest sustainability.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a comprehensive approach to account for the global land use of countries for their domestic consumption, and assess this level with regard to globally acceptable levels of resource use, based on the concept of safe operating space.

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TL;DR: The rural typology presented in this article is a response to a new policy need for typologies addressing the diversity in regional rurality, and is based on a statistical screening of a range of geographical and socioeconomic data related to the territorial variation of European rural land.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of different statistical and cartographic sources available for a peripheral region in Europe (Galicia, Spain) characterized by small-scale farming and a very fragmented property system, that suggests that modernization of agriculture apparently took place without major changes in agricultural area until the country gained access to the European Economic Community, and the effect of Common Agricultural Policy reforms during the decade of 1990 is suggested as a major driver for the net decrease of agricultural area in the region between 1956 and 2004.

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TL;DR: In this article, a framework for comprehensive integrated assessment of environmental projects is developed and applied in partnership with a regional environmental body, which is codified as the Investment Framework for Environmental Resources (INFFER).

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors evaluate the actual performance of a district land-use plan, focusing particularly on aspects of land use Remote Sensing and GIS-based Plan Implementation Evaluation (PIE) analysis was used to test the impact of a comprehensive outline plan for Israel's Central District on the actual development of the built environment.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigate the impacts of the Fischler reform of the Common Agricultural Policy on land rental prices and the capitalization of single farm payments (SFP) into land values.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors analyse data of the EU's Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) from four German federal states to identify gross changes of land use and distinguish between conversion of permanent grassland and loss due to deactivation at a highly disaggregated level.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined the policy context and planning practices in two contrasting case countries, revealing striking differences in policy instrumentation, and demonstrated that policy analyses can be fruitfully grounded in the empirics of planning practices.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors evaluate the effect of the additivity bias on the willingness to pay for a set of landscape programs for maintaining two agricultural landscape attributes as well as one moorland attribute inferred from the choice experiment method.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors compare and contrast contemporary changes across 16 ecoregions using Landsat satellite data and statistical analysis, and indicate the regionally based potential for land cover to persist or fluctuate as land uses are adapted to spatially and temporally variable forcing factors.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a multi-disciplinary analysis of the potential impacts of undertaking similar environmental actions on multiple farms in a small geographic area, using organic farming as a proxy for a co-ordinated approach.