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Rethinking global land use in an urban era

Author: Karen C Seto; Anette Reenberg
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2014.
Series: Strüngmann Forum reports.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, global land use is affected by a variety of factors, including urbanization and the growing interconnectedness of economies and markets. This book examines the challenges and opportunities we face in achieving sustainable land use in the twenty-first century. The contributors, from a range of disciplines and countries, present new analytical perspectives and tools for understanding key issues in global land  Read more...
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Seto, Karen C.
Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era.
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen C Seto; Anette Reenberg
ISBN: 9780262322126 0262322129 1306531586 9781306531580 9780262026901 0262026902
OCLC Number: 874966965
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Ernst Strüngmann Forum --
List of Contributors --
Preface --
1 Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era: An Introduction --
Land-Use Competition --
2 Trends in Global Land-Use Competition --
3 Food Production and Land Use --
4 Finite Land Resources and Competition --
5 Land-Use Competition between Food Production and Urban Expansion in China --
Distal Land Connections --
6 Globalization, Economic Flows, and Land-Use Transitions --
7 Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land-Change Science --
8 Significance of Telecoupling for Exploration of Land-Use Change --
9 Palm Oil as a Case Study of Distal Land Connections --
Decision Making, Governance, and Institutions --
10 Emergent Global Land Governance --
11 Large-Scale Land Transactions: Actors, Agency, Interactions --
12 Private Market-Based Regulations: What They Are, and What They Mean for Land-Use Governance --
13 Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era --
Urbanization and Land Use --
14 Range of Contemporary Urban Patterns and Processes --
15 How Is Urban Land Use Unique? --
16 Reconceptualizing Land for Sustainable Urbanity --
Looking Forward --
17 Ways Forward to Explore Sustainable Land Use in an Urbanizing World --
Bibliography --
Subject Index.
Series Title: Strüngmann Forum reports.
Responsibility: edited by Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg.

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International experts examine the effects of urbanization and economic globalization on land use and offer new insights to advance understanding and sustainable practice.  Read more...

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