Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

Exploring Integrated Assessment Approaches

Edited by Desmond McNeill, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway, Ingrid Nesheim, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway and Floor Brouwer, Senior Research Scholar, Research Unit on Environment, Nature and Landscape, LEI (Wageningen University and Research Centre), The Hague, The Netherlands

The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today.

‘I would recommend the text for both policy makers and postgraduate students concerned with land use planning as it provides a useful framework for policy analysis alongside the case studies by way of illustration of implementation.’
– Alison Bailey, Experimental Agriculture

‘The ever increasing competition for land, and the environmental pressures being placed on this most fundamental resource, call for a new approach to its governance. Based on case studies from around the world this book provides a comprehensive and unique insight into the development of sustainable land use policies in developing countries and heralds the need to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations for effective and sustainable governance.’
– Lisa Emberson, University of York, UK

‘Despite rapidly growing natural resource scarcity, land use policy remains an under-studied subject. This book provides a valuable resource on both methodologies and case studies on land use policy assessment for developing countries, where change is most rapid.’
– Claudia Ringler, IFPRI, Washington, DC, US

2012 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 292 5 £136.80 £105.00 $136.80 $152.00

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