Category: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land Use & Misuse


Examination of the Challenges in Local Climate Action Planning and Implementation in Japan

Climate change poses substantial challenges for the effective implementation of counter-measures. Carbon emission reduction and climate impacts adaptation require actions from the international level to the local level in terms of the geographic scale and the level of government Here the implementation theory poses questions regarding the implementation of meta-policies, the effectiveness of top-down and


Research on Intensive Development Mechanism of Land Use in Small and Medium-sized Cities in Western China Based on “the Yangtze River Conservation” Strategy

As a crucial national strategy of Chinese national ecological civilization construction, “the Yangtze-River Conservation” aims to achieve the overall planning and balance of ecological protection and urban spatial development at the macro-scale of the entire river basin. In practice, there are significant differences among cities along the Yangtze-River. Different from the central large cities which


Research on the Classification and Evaluation of Production-living-ecological Space in China Based on Land Use Functions

Optimizing production-living-ecological space has become one of the cores of China’s ecological civilization and sustainable development strategy, and it is also a crucial goal of land use and management in China. Constructing and identifying a land use evaluation index system based on production-living-ecological space is of great importance to sustainable land use in China. The


Spatial Modeling for People Forest by Using Remote Sensing-GIS and AHP to Support Rural Municipal Sustainable Development for the SDGs

People forest or non-state forest in rural municipality able to act as lungs that can provide coolness and ensure the sustainability of the surrounding ecosystem. Although there are many levels of importance to land use, land use for people forest area must also be prioritized. So, it needs to support people forest area for sustainable


Brownfield Remediation in Austria – Successful Stories

Deindustrialization created brownfields throughout all traditional European industrial regions. Their significance is understood due to their adverse socioeconomic impacts. The regeneration of derelict and underused sites for inner urban development can limit the pressure on greenfield sites around cities. The process, involving their reintegration into economy, is a key element of sustainable urban development, tackling


Management of Natural Protected Areas Within the Romanian Cities. Case Study: Văcărești Protected Landscape and Natura 2000 Sites

The rapid pace of city expansion is drawing more and more attention to the reconsideration of interest in the city-environment-landscape nexus. Urban planning is one of the main potential tools with a considerable impact on protecting the environment and the landscape. Natural Protected Areas are among the most vulnerable areas and the impact on those


Land Administration and Sustainability in Nigeria: A Rethink?

Land constitutes a very important medium. This is simply because all of humanity dwells on it and depend on it for survival. But one factor responsible for the misuse of land is misconception. This misconception flows from the value attached to land. Helena Howe argues that there are two dominant perspectives with regards to land


EAPM-CW:’ An Ecosystem Approach Framework for Planning and Management of Coastal Wetlands

This paper presents the ‘EAPM-CW’ as a new methodological framework for planning and management of coastal wetlands, which was developed mainly upon principles of the Ecosystem Approach. The EA ‘Ecosystem Approach’ is the most internationally recommended to meet sustainable development especially in such sensitive ecosystems, as it has been recommended by several international organizations such