Special Issue "Challenges in the Framework for Integrated Approaches in Vulnerable Coastal Areas: Case Studies & Innovative Proposals"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Territorial management and environmental planning have become increasingly interrelated instruments in vulnerable coastal areas. The complexity and dynamism of the processes of anthropization in these territories are phenomena that require new more comprehensive environmental policies and territorial sophisticated approaches. This changing context forces administrations and researchers in this field to develop increasingly complex and demanding frameworks. However, these actions must be carried out taking into account the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of these phenomena, while highlighting the importance of spatial analysis. This special issue seeks contributions involving innovative approaches or relevant case studies regarding topics such as:

- Sustainability frameworks linked to land use and consumption

- Socio-ecological approaches to solve environmental problems

- Spatial analysis of protected areas policy and management

- Risk analysis derived from human anthropization of natural resources

- Regulatory applications aimed at integrating different knowledge

- Spatial analysis of diffuse pollution phenomena

- Etc.

Innovative methodologies, frameworks or significant results from relevant case studies related to all these topics are welcome, but similar ones may also be considered for publication if they fit within the scope of this special issue.

Dr. Salvador García-Ayllón Veintimilla
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Territorial management
  • Environmental planning
  • Integrated frameworks and policies
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Protected areas
  • Risk analysis
  • Land use sustainability
  • Territorial anthropization
  • Diffuse pollution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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