Advancing Sustainability through Land-Related Approaches: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Investigations
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 2073
Interests: sustainability science; land system science; environmental governance; collective action; coupled rural-urban system; island and coastal areas
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Interests: land-use policy; food security; sustainable development
Interests: land system science; human-environment systems; geospatial data science; urban sustainability
Interests: land use/cover change; land use policy; farmland transition; landscape multi-functionality; spatial planning; sustainable development
Land plays a crucial role in shaping sustainable development and addressing pressing global challenges. During the past three decades or so, a wide range of land-related disciplines and research areas such as land system science, landscape ecology, soil science, natural resource management, rural geography, and public policy have variously studied land-related sustainability issues. To help reveal how land can contribute to sustainability, we propose a Special Issue in Land that hopes to demonstrate the full spectrum of land-related approaches in advancing sustainability as well as furthering inter- and trans-disciplinary synergies.
This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for scholars to share their insights, findings, and methodologies related to land-based sustainability initiatives at local, regional, and global scales. We invite submissions that explicitly link land to sustainability through either empirical research or conceptual/theoretical works. They may examine any key issues, including but not limited to:
- Land-use change and its environmental and socio-economic implications;
- Spatial analysis and modeling for land-based sustainability assessment;
- Land tenure systems and their impact on sustainability;
- Sustainable land governance and policy frameworks;
- Land-use planning and management for sustainability;
- Geo-design and land system architecture for sustainability;
- Land degradation and restoration strategies;
- Urban spatial governance and sustainable cities;
- Indigenous land rights and sustainable practices;
- Land-based climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
We welcome original research articles and reviews that provide empirical insights, theoretical frameworks, and methodological advancements. Comparative analyses and transdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged to foster a comprehensive understanding of land-related sustainability approaches. Disciplinary, regional, and scalar diversities in contributions are desired.
Proposed titles and abstracts (200–300 words) can be submitted by 30 April 2024 to the guest editors, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for possible feedback, if prospective authors want some suggestions before preparing their manuscripts. We look forward to receiving your contributions!
Dr. Bing-Bing Zhou
Prof. Dr. Taiyang Zhong
Dr. Yujia Zhang
Dr. Ligang Lv
Dr. Yuzhu Zang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- land system science
- sustainability science
- landscape ecology
- land system architecture
- land management
- land consolidation
- spatial governance
- landscape planning
- actionable knowledge