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Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1732: Cadastre Typology as a Baseline for Incremental Improvement of Spatial Cadastre in Jakarta: Towards a Complete Cadastre
Donnerstag, 06. Oktober 2022
Improving the quality of spatial cadastre remains a challenge in Indonesia. The lack of data quality impacts the legal uncertainty of land rights and the inequality of control, ownership, use, and utilization of land. This study discusses the efforts that can be made to achieve an accurate, assured, and authoritative spatial cadastre by referring to cadastral regulations in Indonesia, especially in urban areas. This research focuses on three spatial elements: boundary determination survey...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1731: Research on the Interdependence Linkages between Soil Tillage Systems and Climate Factors on Maize Crop
Donnerstag, 06. Oktober 2022
The experimental zone of the Transylvanian Plain is characterized by some particular problems for the maize crop due to an oscillating thermal regime; relatively shorter frost-free interval; climatic diversity; mixed relief; and soils with different peculiarities, even from one plot to another. This paper presents the results of research conducted during 2016–2021 regarding the influence of four soil tillage system and two fertilizer doses on emergences and maize yield, in the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1730: How Do Rising Farmland Costs Affect Fertilizer Use Efficiency? Evidence from Gansu and Jiangsu, China
Donnerstag, 06. Oktober 2022
As the farmland transfer market in China develops, moderate-scale operations increasingly grow but without much improvement in fertilizer use efficiency. This study theoretically analyzes the mechanism and effect of rising farmland costs on fertilizer use efficiency using multiple quadratic regression and mediating effects models. It empirically tests a micro-sample of 806 farmers in Gansu and Jiangsu provinces in China from two dimensions: the full samples and farmer heterogeneity. The...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1729: How Does Rail Transit Affect the Spatial Differentiation of Urban Residential Prices? A Case Study of Beijing Subway
Donnerstag, 06. Oktober 2022
Rail transit is a significant measure for the comprehensive development of large cities, which influences the land use patterns and the spatial patterns of residential prices around the rail. This study considered Beijing Metro Line 10 and Line 13 as examples, based on a semi-logarithmic hedonic price model, combined with facility point-of-interest (POI) data and residential unit transaction data, to study how rail transit affects the spatial differentiation of urban residential prices...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1728: Spatial Differentiation and Driving Mechanism of Agricultural Multifunctions in Economically Developed Areas: A Case Study of Jiangsu Province, China
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
Revealing the spatial patterns of differentiation and the driving mechanism of agricultural multifunctional patterns is an important aspect of coordinating the functional optimisation and coordinated development of different agricultural regions. On the basis of understanding the connotation of agricultural multiple functions, this paper constructed an evaluation index system of agricultural multiple functions. Taking Jiangsu Province as a typical case, the spatial patterns of agricultural...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1727: The Non-Agriculturalization of Cultivated Land in Karst Mountainous Areas in China
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
When used for agricultural production, karst mountainous areas are susceptible to soil degradation due to the effects of soluble rocks and the climate. To mitigate the risk, the Grain for Green Project, a sizable initiative, was commenced to transition cultivated land away from agricultural use. This conversion of cultivated land to non-agricultural land has been significant. The study area considered in this research included four small towns in southwest China in karst mountainous areas...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1726: The Impact of Development Zones on China’s Urbanization from the Perspectives of the Population, Land, and the Economy
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
The sustainable development of urbanization is a necessary condition for China to realize modernization. Considering the importance of urbanization to China’s future development and the advantages of development zones in promoting urbanization, it is necessary to quantify the impact of establishing development zones on urbanization development. Using the difference in difference (DID) model, this study takes the panel data of 235 cities in China from 1990 to 2017 to evaluate the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1725: Spatiotemporal Evolution and Cause Analysis of Urban Housing Investment Resilience: An Empirical Study of 35 Large and Medium-Sized Cities in China
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
In this study, we explore the evolution and formation mechanism of urban housing investment resilience from three perspectives: theoretical analysis, model construction, and empirical testing. Based on the three-element theory of investment decision making and urban resilience system theory, a theoretical framework of urban housing investment resilience is constructed. Spatiotemporal analysis and qualitative comparison methods are used to divide 35 large and medium-sized cities into two...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1724: Rural Settlement Reconstruction Integrating Land Suitability and Individual Difference Factors: A Case Study of Pingba Village, China
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
Rural settlement reconstruction is an effective means of governance of rural planning. Traditional research on the reconstruction of rural settlements fails to fully consider individual differences in the utilization of rural space, which easily leads to uneven spatial development and social and economic problems. This paper proposes an analytical framework for planning rural settlement reconstruction combining agricultural suitability with the assessment of conditions unique to individual...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1723: Distribution Characteristics and Drivers of Soil Carbon and Nitrogen in the Drylands of Central Asia
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
Soil organic carbon (C) and soil total nitrogen (N) show different degrees of spatial variability at different scales. Both are important components of soil nutrients and essential elements for plant growth and development, and are closely related to biogeochemical cycles. However, there is limited information on the regional spatial validity of SOC and TN and the associated drivers at the scale of the Central Asian drylands. Therefore, this study uses the ISRIC-WISE (International Soil...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1722: Assessment of Woody Residual Biomass Generation Capacity in the Central Region of Portugal: Analysis of the Power Production Potential
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
Biomass is an alternative energy source with high potential to contribute to the global energy mix and to countries’ energetic independence. The case of Portugal is particularly relevant, given its biomass availability. Thus, the quantification of woody residual biomass is assumed to be urgent. To achieve the objective of quantifying residual woody biomass, various available data were used, namely the Land Cover and Soil Use Map (COS 2018), from which areas occupied by different...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1721: The Evolution Mode and Driving Mechanisms of the Relationship between Construction Land Use and Permanent Population in Urban and Rural Contexts: Evidence from China’s Land Survey
Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2022
(1) Background: Achieving harmonious human–land relations is one of the key objectives of sustainable urban–rural development, and the degree of decoupling of permanent population levels from changes in construction land use is an important factor in related analyses. Due to the existence of huge urban–rural differences, rethinking China’s human–land relations from the perspective of integrating urban and rural areas is of great value for the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1720: Installing Flower Strips to Promote Pollinators in Simplified Agricultural Landscapes: Comprehensive Viability Assessment in Sunflower Fields
Dienstag, 04. Oktober 2022
The installation of flower strips in simplified agricultural landscapes has been promoted as a tool to improve pollination services. While the effectiveness of flower strips in increasing pollinator visitation and yield is well-established, the social and economic feasibility of this measure remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the economic efficiency and social feasibility of installing flower strips to promote pollination under different scenarios of subsidy. A 2-year experiment was...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1719: Unveiling China’s Overseas Photovoltaic Power Stations in Pakistan under Low-Carbon Transition
Dienstag, 04. Oktober 2022
Under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor, renewable energy projects gradually receive due attention, among which the photovoltaic power stations in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park represents the most typical power stations in Pakistan. The construction and development processes of the photovoltaic power stations are divided into three stages, with enterprises involved including TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd. and Zonergy Solar Technology Co., Ltd. The development model of the...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1718: Fire Flocks: Participating Farmers’ Perceptions after Five Years of Development
Dienstag, 04. Oktober 2022
Nowadays, extensive livestock farming faces substantial threats in the Mediterranean region, provoking a setback dynamic in the sector. In 2016, the Fire Flocks (FF) project was conceived and implemented as a regional strategy to revert this situation and revalue the sector in Catalonia, in the NE of the Iberian Peninsula. FF promotes forest management through extensive livestock farming, and more specifically silvopastoralism, to reduce vegetation load and wildfire risk. The initiative also...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1717: Time Allocation and the Activity-Space-Based Segregation of Different Income Groups: A Case Study of Nanjing
Dienstag, 04. Oktober 2022
Time allocation is closely related to life quality and is a potential indicator of urban space utilization and sociospatial differentiation. However, existing time allocation studies focus on how time is allocated to various activities but pay less attention to where individuals allocate their time. In the context of China’s transformation, this study examines the differences in time allocation in different urban spaces between low- and non-low-income groups based on two methods...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1716: Planform Changes in the Lower Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka Using Landsat Satellite Data
Montag, 03. Oktober 2022
Major development projects along rivers, like reservoirs and other hydraulic structures, have changed not only river discharges but also sediment transport. Thus, changes in river planforms can be observed in such rivers. In addition, river centerline migrations can be witnessed. The Mahaweli River is the longest in Sri Lanka, having the largest catchment area among the 103 major river basins in the country. The river has been subjected to many development projects over the last 50 years...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1715: An Integrated Modelling Approach to Urban Growth and Land Use/Cover Change
Montag, 03. Oktober 2022
Long-term sustainable development in developing countries requires researching and projecting urban physical growth and land use/land cover change (LUCC). This research fills a gap in the literature by exploring the issues of modelling coupled LUCC and urban growth, their causes, and the role of policymakers. Tabriz metropolitan area (TMA), located at north-west Iran, was chosen as a case study to design an integrated framework using four well-established methods: cellular automata (CA...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1714: Changes in Mangrove Cover and Exposure to Coastal Hazards in Kenya
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Mangroves are effective carbon sinks, support coastal fisheries and provide wood and non-wood resources to coastal communities. They are threatened by natural and human-induced stresses including over-exploitation, conversion pressures, pollution and climate change. Understanding changes in this important ecosystem is essential to inform the sustainable management of mangroves and assess the implications related to the loss of ecosystem services. This study used global remote sensing...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1713: Unlocking Land for Urban Agriculture: Lessons from Marginalised Areas in Johannesburg, South Africa
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Amidst the global discourse on the identification of strategic land, there has been a growth in planning support systems aimed at assisting policymakers in unlocking the value of strategic land. Despite planning support systems’ immense benefit of aiding planning, there are limited planning support tools to aid communities in marginalised areas to unlock the value of land. Therefore, this study adopts a GIS-based approach to develop a planning support system to identify, quantify...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1711: Development and Assessment of GIS-Based Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Models Using ANN, Fuzzy-AHP, and MCDA in Darjeeling Himalayas, West Bengal, India
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Landslides, a natural hazard, can endanger human lives and gravely affect the environment. A landslide susceptibility map is required for managing, planning, and mitigating landslides to reduce damage. Various approaches are used to map landslide susceptibility, with varying degrees of efficacy depending on the methodology utilized in the research. An analytical hierarchy process (AHP), a fuzzy-AHP, and an artificial neural network (ANN) are utilized in the current study to construct maps of...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1712: Implementing Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Spaces in the Context of the Sense of Danger That Citizens May Feel
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Cities are facing the challenges of climate change. The application of nature-based solutions (NBS) to the urban structure is often mentioned in climate change adaptation strategies. In an effort to ensure the greatest possible well-being of citizens in the form of environmentally positive elements, the opinions of citizens are forgotten. This paper presents the results of research focusing on the feelings of unsafety associated with the application of NBS elements directly into the urban...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1710: Changes in the Landform and Water Conditions of the Industri-Alized Urban Area as a Result of Mining Activities
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
A particularly large accumulation of mining subsidence basins is characteristic for the Silesian Upland in southern Poland. This region is home to one of Europe’s largest coal basins. The objective of the study was to assess the subsidence process on the land surface in an industrialized urban area, as well as their impact on changes in the water cycle. Detailed studies were conducted in an area of 51.26 km2, which covers urban areas—mainly of...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1709: Spatiotemporal Evolution of County-Level Land Use Structure in the Context of Urban Shrinkage: Evidence from Northeast China
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2022
Shrinking cities are a class of cities that show different trajectories in the urbanization process. Although many studies have examined shrinking cities from multi-dimensional perspectives, the spatiotemporal evolution of land use structure is still poorly understood. This study constructed an analysis framework for spatiotemporal evolution characteristics of land use structure over two 10-year periods based on 334 county-level administrative units in the context of northeast China, a...
Land, Vol. 11, Pages 1708: Influence of Soil Tillage Systems on the Yield and Weeds Infestation in the Soybean Crop
Samstag, 01. Oktober 2022
Soybean is an important crop due to its multiple uses but also due to its agronomic advantages. Regardless of the agrotechnical system practiced, in the success of the crop, a very important role is represented by weed control. Soybeans are sensitive to infestation with weeds both at the early stages of growing season until the plants cover the soil, but also to maturity after the leaves fall. A soil tillage system applied, through its effect on the soil and on weed control, influences the...