Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Land Use

Luis Loures

VALORIZA - Research Center for Endogenous Resource Valorization


Sustainability Strategic Development Shrinking Smart Limited resources Public involvement Co-management Planning Policies Development strategiesConsensus-building Green Infrastructure Ecosystem Services Smart Cities Community development

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Land-use change needs increasingly to be thought in terms of sustainability and/or sustainable development, terms that get used a lot these days, and which since their appearance have been faced as new development paradigms introduced in land-use change processes, merging sociocultural, economic and environmental “dimensions”, while putting nations to work together in the definition of new principles and frameworks towards sustainable development.

In fact, the greater impact of current land-use changes on economic, social and ecological functions, require special attention. This book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to specific opportunities and challenges associated with current sustainable development goals, while pointing out new planning directions, considering current and future challenges related to land-use planning and land-use change, and bearing in mind that intensive land-use change, though playing a very important role on societal development, might be both a source of richness or a serious problem to landscape sustainability.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 25th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 12th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 31st 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: September 29th 2020

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About the editor

Luis Loures

VALORIZA - Research Center for Endogenous Resource Valorization

Luís Loures is a Landscape Architect and Agronomic Engineer, Vice-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, who holds a Ph.D. in Planning and a Post-Doc in Agronomy. Since he graduated he has published several per reviewed papers at the national and international levels and he has been a guest researcher and lecturer both at Michigan State University (USA), and at University of Toronto (Canada) where he has developed part of his Ph.D. research with the Financial support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ph.D. grant). During his academic career he had teach in several courses in different Universities including the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Ireland, and the University of Algarve, mainly regarding the fields of landscape architecture, urban and environmental planning and sustainability. Currently, He is a researcher both at VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization – Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, and the CinTurs - Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve where he is a researcher on several financed research projects focusing several different investigation domains such as urban planning, landscape reclamation and urban redevelopment, and the use of urban planning as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

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