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Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era$
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Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026901

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.001.0001

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Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era

Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era

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(p.239) 13 Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era
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Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era
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Bradford S. Gentry

Thomas Sikor

Graeme Auld

Anthony J. Bebbington

Tor A. Benjaminsen

Carol A. Hunsberger

Anne-Marie Izac

Matias E. Margulis

Tobias Plieninger

Heike Schroeder

Caroline Upton

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0013

Land use is being fundamentally transformed worldwide. Governance mechanisms that manage land use are changing from territorial organizations to global institutions anchored to specific resource flows between urban and rural areas. This shift reflects an underlying change of values attached to land, from the creation of new monetary values to the assertion of social values. Such a revalorization has, in turn, fueled global competition and led to governance arrangements that may appear fragmented from the vantage point of any particular land plot. In addition, rising urbanization impacts and reflects governance arrangements for land use. This chapter addresses the governance of land use in an urban era, with a focus on the emergence of global arrangements to address land competition and the telecoupling effects that arise between coupled multiscalar systems. Published in the Strungmann Forum Reports Series.

Keywords:   resource flows, land values, urbanization, land governance, land competition, telecoupling

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