Special Issue "Land Development and Management Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2022.
Interests: land management; decision making in spatial planning; urban planning; climate mitigation and adaptation; sustainable development management; collaborative planning
Interests: land policy; value capture; urban transformation; business parks; retail trade policy; site development
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Interests: disaster risk governance; crisis management; climate change adaptation; policy analysis; inter-local cooperation
The combined forces of climate change, globalization, and urbanization are predicted to increase major disruptions and greater loss of life also property across the globe in the foreseeable future. At the same time, there is mounting evidence showing the linkage between land development and climate change. Better land development and management strategies could help communities to respond to extreme events and reduce future risk by providing guidance for development and/or redevelopment in current and forecasted vulnerable areas to increase their resilience. Apart from that, land development strategies like land value capture could be used to create new opportunities in making investments to improve adaptation and ecosystem services that at the same time could improve opportunities for economic development. However, there is also some evidence that shows how land development had exacerbated inequalities across diverse social, economic and environmental conditions. Hence, it is important to review what has and has not worked in planning, implementing, and financing the land development process that delivers measurable outcomes for the local people that depend on them.
This special issue is intended to provide an understanding of influences of climate change on land uses and values, including the techniques that can be used to assess those influences as well as the key policy tools related to land development and investment strategies that can effectively and efficiently help the most vulnerable communities from the impact of climate change.
We, therefore, invite contributions covering, for example, the following topics:
- Lessons learned from different countries showing the best and/or bad practices of land management and development and their linkage to climate change.
- Innovative approaches for land management and development strategies to support climate change adaptation;
- New tools and technologies to support multi-stakeholder planning and/or collaborative management approach in land management and development processes to support climate change adaptation.
Dr. D. Ary A. Samsura
Prof. Dr. Erwin van der Krabben
Dr. Kristoffer B. Berse
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 papers will be 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 1800 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 Development
- Land Management
- Land Value Capture
- Climate Adaptation
- Urban and regional Planning