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Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg


Today, global land use is affected by a variety of factors, including urbanization and the growing interconnectedness of economies and markets. This volume of the Strungmann Forum Reports Series examines the challenges and opportunities we face in achieving sustainable land use in the twenty-first century. While land resources remain finite, the global population is projected to reach ten billion by the end of the century, bringing issues of ethics and fairness to center stage. Who should decide how land is used? Where does competition for land occur, and why? Moreover, accelerating globalizat ... More

Keywords: sustainable global land use, urbanization, teleconnections, sustainable land use, land ethics, globalization, food production, governance

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026901
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen C. Seto, editor

Anette Reenberg, editor

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1 Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Karen C. Seto and Anette Reenberg

Land-Use Competition

2 Trends in Global Land-Use Competition

Eric F. Lambin and Patrick Meyfroidt

3 Food Production and Land Use

Peter J. Gregory and John S. I. Ingram

4 Finite Land Resources and Competition

Helmut Haberl, Cheikh Mbow, Xiangzheng Deng, Elena G. Irwin, Suzi Kerr, Tobias Kuemmerle, Ole Mertz, Patrick Meyfroidt and B. L. Turner II

Distal Land Connections

7 Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land-Change Science

Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, Emilio Moran, Harini Nagendra, Simon R. Swaffield and B. L. Turner II

8 Significance of Telecoupling for Exploration of Land-Use Change

Hallie Eakin, Ruth DeFries, Suzi Kerr, Eric F. Lambin, Jianguo Liu, Peter J. Marcotullio, Peter Messerli, Anette Reenberg, Ximena Rueda, Simon R. Swaffield, Birka Wicke and Karl Zimmerer

Decision Making, Governance, and Institutions

11 Large-Scale Land Transactions: Actors, Agency, Interactions

Carol A. Hunsberger, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Jennifer C. Franco and Wang Chunyu

13 Changes in Land-Use Governance in an Urban Era

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 and Caroline Upton

Urbanization and Land Use

16 Reconceptualizing Land for Sustainable Urbanity

Christopher G. Boone, Charles L. Redman, Hilda Blanco, Dagmar Haase, Jennifer Koch, Shuaib Lwasa, Harini Nagendra, Stephan Pauleit, Steward T. A. Pickett, Karen C. Seto and Makoto Yokohari

Looking Forward

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