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The information system for social housing management as a part of the land administration system – A case study of Poland
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Andrzej Muczyński, Agnieszka Dawidowicz, Ryszard ŹróbekAbstractThe management of social housing is an interdisciplinary activity whose efficiency is determined by the availability of complete and up-to-date real estate data. Reliable and valid information is essential for the smooth operation of all public administration agencies. In Poland, social housing is managed as part of the existing municipal housing stock. However, many Polish municipalities lack comprehensive information systems capable of supporting of...
An evaluative framework for examining the use of land value capture to fund public transportation projects
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Shishir MathurAbstractThe proposed study contributes to the land use policy literature by first reviewing the existing literature to identify a set of major success factors and challenges to the use of land value capture (LVC) to fund public transportation projects. Next, it reviews LVC tools used to fund the metro rail system in Delhi, India—Delhi Metro. Finally, it uses the success factors and challenges identified in the study to present a framework for evaluating whether, how, and how well LVC tools are being used...
Transformation of urban heat island in the three-center city of Seoul, South Korea: The role of master plans
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Hyungkyoo Kim, Yoonhee Jung, Jae In OhAbstractThis paper analyzes Seoul, South Korea a city developed around three centers in the past half a century with an eye on its urban heat island (UHI). It specifically looks into how the city’s eight city-wide master plans established between 1966 and 2014 have shaped the city so as to transform the spatial distribution of its UHI. Master planning of Seoul has been regulating growth of its traditional center, the central business district, while promoting growth of its two...
Contribution of conservation units to Ecological ICMS generation for municipalities and environmental conservation
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Indira Bifano Comini, Laércio Antônio Gonçalves Jacovine, José Cola Zanuncio, Gumercindo Souza LimaAbstractThe Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has established Conservation Units (CUs) as an ecological sub-criterion for the distribution of part of the funds from the ICMS (Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Serviços) among the various municipalities of the state. The categories of CUs and their jurisdictions contributed to environmental conservation since 1995. The objective of this study was to evaluate...
Effective growth policymaking: Estimating provincial territorial development potentials
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Roberta Arbolino, Tan Yigitcanlar, Pasqua L’Abbate, Giuseppe IoppoloAbstractThis paper follows the view that for the implementation of a successful growth policy, differentials among local areas require both a deepened awareness of the state of place and a multidimensional measure of inequalities—by considering both intangible and tangible features of the development. To achieve an effective growth policymaking, an innovative approach is proposed. The approach consists of two main steps. Firstly, the definition of...
A linkage between the biophysical and the economic: Assessing the global market impacts of soil erosion
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Martina Sartori, George Philippidis, Emanuele Ferrari, Pasquale Borrelli, Emanuele Lugato, Luca Montanarella, Panos PanagosAbstractEmploying a linkage between a biophysical and an economic model, this study estimates the economic impact of soil erosion by water on the world economy. The global biophysical model estimates soil erosion rates, which are converted into land productivity losses and subsequently inserted into a global market simulation model. The headline result is that soil erosion by water is estimated to...
Traditional leadership, community participation and mining development in South Africa: The case of Fuleni, Saint Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Llewellyn LeonardAbstractIn South Africa, proposals for mining are becoming increasingly situated in rural areas, with communities impacted negatively by local resource extraction due to environmental and social impacts. Unfortunately, traditional leadership structures have largely posed a barrier towards inclusion of local community concerns/decisions over mining development, with collusion between traditional leaders and mining companies. Although there has been some information surrounding traditional leaders...
The role of land tenure security in promoting rural women’s empowerment: Empirical evidence from rural China
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Wenjing Han, Xiaoling Zhang, Zhengfeng ZhangAbstractThe empirical evidence from developing countries suggests that land tenure equity can be regarded as a means of promoting development by empowering women. Despite current prime laws and regulations having provided the basis for rural women to enjoy equal land rights, village rules and regulations and various informal customs have adversely affected their land tenure security under the unique villagers’ autonomy political system in rural China. Chinese rural women...
Land use, income, and ethnic diversity in the margins of Hutan Harapan – A rainforest restoration concession in Jambi and South sumatra, Indonesia
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Nayu Nuringdati Widianingsih, Wahyudi David, Mariève Pouliot, Ida TheiladeAbstractRecent initiatives at a global scale have called for unprecedented levels of forest restoration to counteract decades of rapid deforestation. This study of the first rainforest restoration concession granted in Indonesia investigates the association between land use, ethnicity, migration, agricultural intensification, concession types, and household incomes. Understanding the effect of agricultural expansion and immigration on the rural...
Suitable exclosure duration for the restoration of degraded alpine grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Jianjun Cao, Guangdong Li, Jan F. Adamowski, Nicholas M. Holden, Ravinesh C. Deo, Zeyong Hu, Guofeng Zhu, Xueyun Xu, Qi FengAbstractExclosures erected to prevent grazing have been widely adopted as a measure for the recovery of degraded grasslands. Many studies have explored the effects of exclosure use on vegetation and soil; these studies, however, were carried out over relatively short-time periods. Given the length of time required for a grassland to fully develop, short-term studies result in a limited...
Incentivizing resource efficient technologies in India: Evidence from diffusion of micro-irrigation in the dark zone regions of Gujarat
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati, P.K. ViswanathanAbstractThe Gujarat state government had banned further extraction of groundwater and new electricity connection for agricultural purposes in 57 sub-districts, where over-exploitation of groundwater was observed, in 2001, and these regions were demarcated as dark zone in 2003. The micro-irrigation adopted farmers in these regions are entitled to get additional 10 per cent subsidy since 2012, and concurrently, the ban on new electricity connection was also withdrawn. In...
Urban renewal simulation with spatial, economic and policy dynamics: The rent-gap theory-based model and the case study of Chongqing
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Guiwen Liu, Sijing Chen, Jianping GuAbstractUrban renewal has been an essential strategy for urban development in China. The decision to redevelop land in the process of urban renewal will help to optimize urban spatial layout, guide functional positioning, and improve the physical environment, to solve the urban land resource shortage problem and achieve sustainable development. This research aims to simulate the dynamic trend of land-use change by using the Cellular Automata (CA) model; with various complex settings...
The concept of studying the impact of legal changes on the agricultural real estate market
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Cezary Kowalczyk, Magdalena Nowak, Sabina ŹróbekAbstractThe main aim of this study was to identify the direction and dynamics of changes in basic parameters describing the real estate market in Poland and to identify the causes of the observed changes in its legal environment. The changing regulations concerned, among others, the field of trade in real estate and cost-effectiveness of running agricultural activity, particularly factors affecting the supply and demand of agricultural land.The authors proposed a new...
Effectiveness and equity of Payments for Ecosystem Services: Real-effort experiments with Vietnamese land users
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Lasse Loft, Stefan Gehrig, Dung Ngoc Le, Jens RommelAbstractPayments for Ecosystem Services (PES) are widespread in conservation policy. In PES, environmental effectiveness and social equity are often perceived as conflicting goals. Empirical studies on the relationship between popular design features, such as payment differentiation and payment conditionality, and effectiveness and equity are scarce. Further, they struggle with measuring and separating ecological and equity outcomes. In this study, we combine two...
The impacts of farmers’ livelihood capitals on planting decisions: A case study of Zhagana Agriculture-Forestry-Animal Husbandry Composite System
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Lun Yang, Moucheng Liu, Fei Lun, Qingwen Min, Wenhua LiAbstractStarting from livelihood capitals of households and regarding planting structures and wills of households as the core, this paper explores elements and mechanisms influencing households’ planting decisions in Zhagana Agriculture-Forestry-Animal Husbandry Composite System, the first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems site in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. (1) Based on DFID’s Sustainable Livelihoods Approach, this paper highlights the...
Analysing the importance of glyphosate as part of agricultural strategies: A discrete choice experiment
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): M. Danne, O. Musshoff, M. SchulteAbstractThe use of glyphosate plays an important role in farmers’ strategic decisions for reducing weed pressure and yield losses. In this paper, the use of glyphosate is analyzed as part of a complete agronomic strategy in which the farmer has to choose between the use of a combination of mechanical and chemical weed control. A special aim was to analyze the trade-off in the farmers’ preferences between a cultivation strategy with or without glyphosate. The empirical analysis is...
Farmers’ perceptions and management of risk in rice-based farming systems of south-west coastal Bangladesh
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Md. Jahangir Kabir, Rob Cramb, Mohammad Alauddin, Donald S. GaydonAbstractFarmers in coastal Bangladesh face significant production and market risks as well as uncertainty about trends in the farming environment. Understanding farmers’ perceptions of the risks they currently experience and the farming and livelihood strategies they adopt to mitigate risk is important to inform policies designed to safeguard coastal livelihoods in the future. In this paper, we draw on a case study of typical village in the coastal zone...
Impacts of land consolidation on rural human–environment system in typical watershed of the Loess Plateau and implications for rural development policy
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Li Yurui, Li Yi, Fan Pengcan, Long HualouAbstractExploring the impact of land consolidation on the evolution of rural human-environment system (HES) is of positive significance for optimizing land consolidation model and innovating rural development policy. Taken a typical small watershed in Yan'an city as case study area, this paper explored the impact of gully land consolidation (GLC) on local HES from the perspectives of land use, landscape pattern, ecological security, social-economic response and comprehensive...
Public spending in federal protected areas in Brazil
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): José Maria Cardoso da Silva, Teresa Cristina Albuquerque de Castro Dias, Alan Cavalcanti da Cunha, Helenilza Ferreira Albuquerque CunhaAbstractEstablishing protected areas (PAs) is one of the most common land use policies implemented by governments to maintain healthy ecosystems at different spatial scales and in distinct socioeconomic settings. However, reliable knowledge on government spending in PAs and the factors that influence this spending is limited. In this study, we describe the public spending by the...
Co-benefits approach: Opportunities for implementing sponge city and urban heat island mitigation
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 86Author(s): Bao-Jie He, Jin Zhu, Dong-Xue Zhao, Zhong-Hua Gou, Jin-Da Qi, Junsong WangAbstractClimate change and its impacts cannot be addressed once for all due to internal complexity. Some implemented strategies may only be capable of dealing with a cluster of problems while leaving many others untouched. The co-benefits approach, however, opens up a ‘window of opportunity’ via achieving multi-goals simultaneously. Based on this, this paper aims to unpack the interrelationship between the struggling urban heat island (UHI...