Implications for Land System Governance for Sustainability
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 February 2024) | Viewed by 3634
Interests: sociology of technology; space research; social governance and social policy; natural disasters; sustainable development
Land is a social-economic-technological system which integrates multiple meanings and values. How human societies use, manage, and interact with land is key to addressing current sustainability issues.
It is necessary to analyze the temporal and spatial changes of natural resources, the geographical environment, and land composition when approaching sustainable development. Meanwhile, understanding and explaining the complex relationships between human and land systems in different social contexts is also an important topic.
The aim of this Special Issue is to invite academics and practitioners to describe practical experiences and insights about implications for land system governance for sustainability.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Multi-faceted detections and analyses of land;
- Land system dynamics;
- Trade-offs among social, economic, and ecological benefits of land;
- Landscape evolution;
- Technologies in land use and land governance;
- Sustainable human-land relationships;
- Land policies and strategies for sustainability;
- Urban space governance and sustainable development；
- Rural governance and sustainable development；
- Land governance in the digital age.
We encourage interdisciplinary papers from scientists, policy and decision makers, and practitioners who focus on land system governance. The contributions shall stimulate researching processes generally in order to foster an understanding of integrated sustainable development.
Prof. Dr. Chenggang Zhang
Dr. Yi Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 systems
- social-ecological systems
- social-economic-technological system
- landscape design
- land-climate interaction
- human-land relationships
- urban-rural interactions
- urban planning and development
- emerging technologies of data