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Land Use

Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future

Edited by Luis Loures

VALORIZA - Research Center for Endogenous Resource Valorization

The intensive increase in land use change is considered both a source of richness and a serious problem to landscape sustainability. In this scenario, although land use change plays a very important role for societal development, the impact of land use changes on economic, social, and ecological functions requires special attention. The new environmental paradigms associated with globalization and progressive climate change will certainly intensify the entropy and the instability in most of the existing land-uses. In this regard, this book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to the discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new sustainable landscapes, considering current and future challenges related to land-use changes and planning.

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Land UseAssessing the Past, Envisioning the FutureEdited by Luis Loures

Published: March 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75839

ISBN: 978-1-78985-704-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-703-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-073-7

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

10034 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Land-Use Planning and Land-Use Change as Catalysts of Sustainable Development

By Luis Carlos Loures


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2. Dynamics of the Land Use Changes and the Associated Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainable Development on Peripheral and Insular Territories: The Madeira Island (Portugal)

By Rui Alexandre Castanho, Sérgio Lousada, José Manuel Naranjo Gómez, Patrícia Escórcio, José Cabezas, Luis Fernández-Pozo and Luís Loures


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3. Effects of Agricultural Land Use on the Ecohydrology of Small- Medium Mediterranean River Basins: Insights from a Case Study in the South of Portugal

By Paula Matono, Teresa Batista, Elsa Sampaio and Maria Ilhéu


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4. Agricultural Zoning and Policy Conflict: Thailand’s Experience

By Nararuk Boonyanam


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5. Consequences from Land Use and Indirect/Direct Land Use Change for CO2 Emissions Related to Agricultural Commodities

By Stefan J. Hörtenhuber, Michaela C. Theurl, Gerhard Piringer and Werner J. Zollitsch


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6. Land Acquisition and Use in Nigeria: Implications for Sustainable Food and Livelihood Security

By Isaac B. Oluwatayo, Omowunmi Timothy and Ayodeji O. Ojo


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7. A Visual Quality Prediction Map for Michigan, USA: An Approach to Validate Spatial Content

By Rüya Yilmaz, Chung Qing Liu and Jon Bryan Burley


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8. Assessing Land-Use Changes in European Territories: A Retrospective Study from 1990 to 2012

By José Manuel Naranjo Gómez, Luis Carlos Loures, Rui Alexandre Castanho, José Cabezas Fernández, Luis Fernández-Pozo, Sérgio António Neves Lousada and Patrícia Escórcio


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9. Land Use Change Monitoring and Modelling using GIS and Remote Sensing Data for Watershed Scale in Thailand

By Patchareeya Chaikaew


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10. The Amazonia Third Way Initiative: The Role of Technology to Unveil the Potential of a Novel Tropical Biodiversity-Based Economy

By Ismael Nobre and Carlos A. Nobre


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11. Planning, Power, and Politics (3P): Critical Review of the Hidden Role of Spatial Planning in Conflict Areas

By Raed Najjar


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12. A Critical Assessment of the Adaptive Capacity of Land Use Change in Chile: A Socio-Ecological Approach

By Daniela Manuschevich


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13. Comparative Approaches in Managing Wetland Environments and Land Uses: Rainbow Lake in Michigan, Guangzhou City in China, and Chinese Sponge Concept Case Studies

By Zhen Wu, Jon Bryan Burley, Chun-Hua Guo, Na Li, Yiwen Xu and Zhi Yue


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14. Unlikely Alliances in the Battle for Land and Water Security: Unconventional Gas and the Politics of Risk in NSW, Australia

By Meg Sherval


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